For 65 years, the Perth Festival has been committed to bringing the best of the world’s artists to Western Australia, and the best of Western Australian arts to the world. in 2018, the Fogarty Foundation became the inaugural Education Patron for the Perth Festival. 

Young people are makers, thinkers, creators and artists. Through the Perth Festival Education and Creative Learning Program, students have the opportunity to attend performances and be contributing artists. The program offers a range of opportunities including workshops and masterclasses that bring performances into the classroom and delve deeper into the students’ creative powers.

This year the Festival’s Education Program reached 4,766 students from 53 schools and 405 teachers.  Students created fanfares, films and curated sessions for Writers Week. 

The Fogarty Foundation are proud to support the program and enable students to develop real skills and become immersed into the world of arts.

2019 Education Program Highlights

  • Thousands of young people attended Boorna Waanginy at Kings Park
  • Three schools from across WA had their short documentary projects shown during the Lotterywest Films Festival 
  • 13 school-targeted Festival performances engaged over 2,000 students
  • Students from the programs’ partner schools Gilmore College, Dianella Secondary College and Swan View Senior High School had up close and personal access to performances, workshops and masterclasses with remarkable international artists. 


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