Australia/ 8.3 Arts and cultural education  

8.3.5 Basic out-of-school arts and cultural education

Out-of-school arts education ranges from music lessons provided by studio teachers, many of whose students study for the Australian Music Examinations Board grade exams, or their international equivalents, to visual art programs sponsored by the major state and Commonwealth institutions such as the Portrait School run by the National Portrait Gallery.  Most of the major performing arts companies also offer education activities both within and outside school hours, such as the STC ED program offered by the Sydney Theatre Company for both students and teachers.  One of the most significant out-of-school programs is that offered by the Australian Youth Orchestra for young musicians and its state-based equivalents.


Chapter published: 27-12-2013


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