For over 43 years Carclew has given the children of South Australia outstanding creative experiences. Many South Australians can recall time spent at Carclew and many artists and arts workers across Australia can trace their early inspiration to a Carclew moment.
Providing strong leadership in arts and cultural programs that are relevant to today’s children and emerging arts professionals continues to be Carclew’s primary focus. We believe in the value of cultural literacy and our programs aim to nurture creative resilience. We keep a close and critical eye on how we design and deliver our programs so that we can be responsive in a changing world.
We know that:
Our standards are unashamedly high – and we love what we do. We invite you to contact us.
A creative state
Ignite the arts and kick start careers for young South Australians
We believe a vibrant youth arts sector underpins a healthy, open, contemporary society. The future cultural, social, intellectual and economic wellbeing of South Australia depends on this.
Arts for learning
An arts rich childhood improves literacy, numeracy, social skills and personal development.
Arts for identity
Involvement in the arts helps children and young people develop confidence, a strong sense of identity and offers cultural expression and celebration.
Arts for future
Arts experiences contribute towards children and young people’s understanding of the cultural forces that help shape their world and provide tools to explore and express issues of relevance to them.
Arts for life
Arts experiences cultivate and nourish children and young people’s creative, intellectual and communication skills and capacities, enabling them to participate as contemporary Australian citizens.
Arts for all
It is the right of every child to participate fully in cultural and artistic life (United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child, Article 31).
Arts for health
Engagement in the arts increases cognitive, social and personal skills and wellbeing for life.
Goal #1 Leadership
Anticipate and create the future as a benchmark organisation
Goal #2 Artistic Vibrancy
Be ambitious, relevant and responsive
Goal #3 Presence
Be recognised as an important and integral part of SA cultural life
Goal #4 Accountability
Ensure strong governance, sound finances and great people