Connections Program

Kindergarten to Year 12 students with disability

Throughout the year, the Connections Program provides teachers and students of all ages and abilities, a variety of inclusive teaching, learning and performance opportunities, in areas such as music, dance, visual arts, public speaking and drama.

Complete the expression of interest if you would like to be notified of programs and opportunities for teachers and students as they are added throughout the year.

student holding a red plane made from cardboard

Current opportunities for teachers and students

Connections Showcase 2022

The theme for this year’s showcase is ‘Ours To Share’. This theme can be interpreted in any way you like and can be applied to any creative and performing arts projects that you and your students are focusing on throughout the year. Showcase submissions are open to experienced and inexperienced students from Kindergarten to Year 12, in areas such as music, dance, visual arts, public speaking and drama. The creative and performing arts projects can be completed by schools, classes or individual students. Once you have completed the online application form for the 2022 Connections Showcase, submissions will then be compiled into a digital showcase, celebrating the creativity of our NSW public school students with disability. 

Resources to assist you with your planning to participate in the showcase can be found on the application page.

Ours to Share - 2022 Connections Showcase

Find inspiration for your submission for the 2022 Connections Showcase by viewing the 2021 Connections Showcase.

Applications for the 2022 Connections Showcase close
Term 3, Week 5 Wednesday 17 August.


Inclusive Creative Arts digital teaching resources

Are you looking for some fun and accessible creative arts lessons for students with a range of disability in your classroom? Well look no further, we have you covered. The Arts Unit will be running professional learning and student workshops, as well as partnering with organisations such as the Art Gallery of NSW to provide teaching resources, starting points and inspiration throughout the year. We have a range of online teaching resources in our Creative Classes and Art Bites library, which can be used to develop a creative arts teaching program for you and your students. They are perfect for teachers and carers to give wonderful creative learning opportunities for students from all age ranges and abilities.

Inclusive Dance Workshop for Teachers

This two-day workshop for teachers, set to be held in Term 2 Week 6, will consist of seminars and practical activities aimed at developing skills in teaching dance and engaging students with additional learning needs. The program is is open to teachers from both NSW public and non-government schools. Sessions are facilitated by industry professionals and Department of Education teachers with specialised skills.

Teachers dancing in a circle participating in the 2021 Inclusive dance workshop for teachers.

Visit the Inclusive Dance Workshop for Teachers webpage to find out more and be involved in this program.



The Arts Initiatives team
The Arts Unit
Catherine Gilholme
Arts Initiatives and Events Officer
The Arts Unit
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