Perth Festival Creative Learning Program
Since 2018, the Fogarty Foundation has been the inaugural Patron for Perth Festival’s Creative Learning Program.
As Creative Learning Patron, the Fogarty Foundation supports the Perth Festival to deliver a world leading, Creative Learning and Engagement Program that allows Western Australian students to experience the incredible creativity and talent we have in the State. Students can see a performance, attend an exhibition, or go behind the scenes and take part in a workshop. They’re encouraged to dive deeper into how art is created and even to be artists themselves.
We loved watching the Noongar stories. The students even took it upon themselves to head home and retell them to family members. They had a real impact.
In 2022, community and school engagement strengthened with the involvement of more local artists and young people. The Kadjin partnership is connecting young Indigenous artists with Festival artists and Noongar Language workshops.
Thousands of young people experienced Panawathi Girl, Patches Lightshow, Escape, Noongar Wonderland, The Ninth Wave, The Smallest Stage, a range of local and international films at Somerville and the Literature and Ideas weekend.
The Partner Schools Program worked with Gilmore College, Dianella College, Swan View High School, Girrawheen Senior High School, Edmund Rice Centre and Newton Moore Senior High School. In addition, the Perth Festival has further engaged young people through partnerships with community groups such as the Youth Affairs Council of WA, the Youth Pride Network, UWA African Student Union and Propel Youth Arts.