Arena creates high-quality, original and ambitious experiences for young people
Arena’s Creative Classrooms Program delivers inspiring, high-quality, immersive arts experiences to young people. The program is about getting professional artists and new technology into the classroom. The workshops encourage and empower students to be creative, critical thinkers and cultural agents within their community and beyond.
The workshops investigate ideas around digital technology and performance, in line with Arena’s interests in innovative theatre and Victorian State Education targets for digital literacy and arts.
Finally, Arena artists bring students’ reflections and ideas from these workshops into the professional creative development of new works, allowing young people to see themselves and hear their voices in new, original works unlike anything they’ve seen before.
Creative Classrooms Residencies
Examples of our previous work in schools
“Arena’s workshops have provided our students with a unique arts experience, something that would not be in our capacity to offer any other way. The high level of engagement is ample evidence that students have relished the experience.”
Swifts Creek P-12 School
“Arena has delivered a truly professional program which is tailored to adapt to the needs of students and schools and to foster creative and critical thinking, problem solving, team work and self-awareness.”
Senior Education Improvement Leader Outer Gippsland
Department of Education and Training
“Arena brings innovative and contemporary thinking to students, linking to essential issues of life and change. Students feel very empowered by the programs, which in some cases has influenced teachers’ perception of students’ potential.”
Cann River P12 College