The Ark

Carclew values the work professional teaching artists undertake in schools and supports artists and teachers to work together to bring vibrant arts experiences to South Australian students.

Arts programs and residencies, in schools support learning and make a difference in the lives of children and young people. To assist teachers and artists to work together Carclew developed an artist resource kit, The Ark. This resource was developed in consultation with artists, educators, schools, arts organisations and companies to include current information about the delivery of lively, relevant and engaging arts experiences that enrich the curriculum.

The Ark provides helpful information and checklists to guide artists and teachers in working together to plan arts activities that suport and enrich the curriculum.

The Ark complements Carclew's online Artists for Schools Register which lists information about South Australian teaching artists (and companies) experienced in working in schools. Listed artists have either been quality accredited (through Playfull) or meet a set of criteria for inclusion. Please contact staff at Carclew Arts & Education if you'd like more information.

Browse the Artists for Schools Register to contact an artist directly.

The Arts industry and community are essential to a twenty-first century Arts curriculum that seeks to strengthen the opportunities the Arts offer young Australians... The Australian Curriculum for the Arts will facilitate opportunities for young people to engage with professional artists and arts organisations in numerous ways, as appropriate.
Shape of the Australian Curriculum: The Arts (August 2011)

The Ark was originally developed and written by Suzanne Donovan (writer) and Helen Bock (Project Manager/Co-writer) in 2006 and is regularly updated with current links and information.