Artist In Residence Project
Launched in 2009, our Artist in Residence (AIR) project put selected students and teachers from Charles Campbell High and Craigmore High in close, behind-the-scenes contact with our professional artists. For 2010 we built on the 2009 pilot project and worked with five secondary schools linked to our Fugitive production.
The successful schools were:
- Blackwood High
- Charles Campbell Secondary
- Craigmore High
- Paralowie R-12 School
- William Light R-12 School
Students watching a Fugitive rehearsal
Students and teachers were involved in the entire process throughout the development, rehearsals and performance phases, providing them with a unique glimpse into the creative workings of a professional theatre company.
A Behind the Scenes DVD was developed as a professional resource for secondary students and teachers in the primary sector who are involved in the performing arts. In addition Gill Westhorp and Daniel Ball from Community Matters were commissioned to evaluate the learning outcomes of the project. For details on access to the DVD and research report please contact Julie Orchard: firstname.lastname@example.org
For 2011 we developed the second phase of the project, linking four primary schools with the production, Escape from Peligro Island. The four schools were:
- Eden Hills Primary
- Gilles Street Primary
- Mannum Community School
- Seaton Park Primary
Dr Janet McDowell from the Education facility at University of South Australia was the Chief Investigator as we explored the links with performance, technology and literacy.
Classroom teacher: Valarie Zogopoulos (Gilles Street Primary)
Children’s Voices was a longitudinal research project that explored and documented children’s perceptions of quality theatre and the impact on them, their teachers and school communities. The research was conducted in South Australia with 140, five to twelve year olds from four primary schools. The research was conduced by Professor Wendy Schiller from the de Lissa Institute for Early Childhood and Family Studies, University of South Australia. The children attended two to three arts performances per year over a period of three years (2003-2005)
To purchase the full report please contact Julie Orchard, Arts Education Manager on 08 8415 5358. ($15.00 including GST and postage)
Performance Literacy Early Years
From 2002 - 2004 In partnership with Flinders University, we developed an exploratory research project looking at the link between literacy and performance experiences for the very young. The project examined language development through pre-performance and post-performance activities with babies and toddlers and how this links to the development of performance literate learners.