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As a festival that reflects Melbourne and Australia in this moment, we’re pleased to offer school bookings and resources for students. Each year the festival program has many works which align with the Australian and Victorian School curriculum requirements, across year levels.

We'll be announcing special programming for students in early 2024 for June.

Subscribe to our Creative Learning Moon Mail here or when you make a school booking enquiry to get updates on upcoming programs, special events and giveaways for teachers and students.

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Melbourne Art Trams Resources

The 2023 Melbourne Art Trams launched in June and will ride the tracks for a full 12 months (when the 2024 trams are launched to coincide with the 2024 festival).

RISING has worked with accredited educators to develop these resources for teachers to use in the classroom. Sign up to our Creative Learning Mailing list to download the resources for free.

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Exhibition themes

  • Celebration and reclamation
  • Identity and diversity
  • Belonging and community
  • Bright futures

Example activities

  • Peer-to-peer sentiments
  • Self-expression
  • Art
  • Creative writing
  • Community engagement
  • How to apply for an exhibition

Meet the curator and artists

  • Jarra Karalinar Steel
  • Amina Briggs
  • Rubii Red
  • Peter Waples-Crowe
  • Coree & Lyn Thorpe
  • Charlotte Allingham
  • Jay Van Nus

Tips for teachers

These education resources were created through collaboration with First Nations artist, educator and elder, Lyn Thorpe. The resources provide suggestions from Lyn for teachers when tackling First Nations content.

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