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Dear Educators,

It’s that time of year to tell a colleague how fantastic they are and suggest they apply for the Minister’s Arts Education Awards. Or bang your own drum and submit an application! 

The prestigious Minister’s Arts Education Awards are in recognition of outstanding achievement and endeavour in Arts education. 

Five $8,000 awards are on offer for exceptional teachers of the Arts in South Australian schools, including one for educators in their first five years of service. 

These awards acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of teachers in the Arts and support their professional learning in their chosen Arts field.

Awards are presented in three categories:

1. Public School Category (two awards)
• One award for a primary teacher of the Arts
• One award for a secondary teacher of the Arts

2. Non-Government School Category (two awards)
• One award for a primary teacher of the Arts
• One award for a secondary teacher of the Arts

3. Early Career Educator Category
One award for a teacher of the Arts in their first 5 years of teaching

Nominations must be complete and submitted online no later than 5.00pm Friday 25th August 2023.

Student applications to study at NAISDA in 2024 are open


August 2023

Carclew in Schools – 2024 program launch

Join the fun and get a taste of Carclew’s offerings 4.30-7pm 11 August.

Carclew has partnered with the Department for Education to offer ‘Carclew in Schools’, a year-round suite of arts programs for primary schools and professional development opportunities for teachers.

Teachers are invited to attend the launch event in person or online to hear about the programs on offer and experience a taste of ‘Carclew in Schools’.

This free event includes:

inspiration for your classroom with interactive activities

an outline of the subsidised arts programs available to government primary schools

a summary of the free professional development workshops developed for Department for Education teachers to teach the Australian Curriculum: The Arts, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures

time to connect with colleagues and meet Carclew staff and teaching artists

Join us in-person or online for this special event!

Date: 11 August 2023

Time: 4:30pm for a 5pm start, through to 7pm

Where: Carclew, Kaurna Land, 11 Jeffcott Street, North Adelaide, and online

Cost: Free

Refreshments on arrival.

Bookings are essential for in person or live stream attendance by Sunday 6 August.

A certificate of participation will be provided

Expand Together Grants 2023-2034

The Government of South Australia is committed to supporting our diverse community. In support of this commitment, an additional $16 million over four years has been allocated to programs that support the work of the multicultural sector.

As Minister for Multicultural Affairs I am delighted to announce that applications for Multicultural Affairs’ (Department of the Premier and Cabinet) EXPAND TOGETHER Round 2 grants are now open.

The EXPAND TOGETHER grants assist multicultural organisations to expand their capacity by upgrading community facilities or purchasing equipment to meet the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse communities. Applications are open now and close 11pm, 30 August 2023.

Organisations are now able to apply for up to $100 000 for equipment or infrastructure, with co-contribution for applications above $50 000.

I encourage multicultural organisations to consider applying. Online application forms and guidelines are available at

For more information
Multicultural Grants Team
Phone: 1300 239 468

May 2023

Ausdance SA


Dance your way through Middle School

Ausdance SA has responded to requests from teachers for more ideas for the Dance Year 7 & 8 units of study.

We asked two experts Katrina Constantopoulos and Natalie Linke to share their units and answer any questions. Amanda Kimber is the education officer who has led the units of dance in development and is prepared to answer any questions and share resources. Carclew offers many opportunities for teachers and Ella Pak Poy wants to share their resources with teachers

Tuesday 30th May 2023

Ausdance SA with expert presenters and partnered with Carclew

Dance Your Way Through Middle School

5-7pm (4.45 for registration)

Pulteney Grammar School
Dance Factory Studio
(Enter via Symonds Place or South Terrace)

Online option available


$35 for Members 

$50 Non-Members 

$25 Concession 

For all Performing Arts teachers and especially for Middle School.

  • Bring a task you want feedback on from your collegues and share your work  
  • Exemplars provided
  • Sharing your work will provide meaningful discussion and will add to your resources

To book, please visit TryBooking here. Should you require more information about Dance Your Way Through Middle School, please email 

We look forward to you joining us!

 May 2023

Voice to the Parliament: Voice to the World

The Graham F Smith Peace Foundation and the Labour History Society of South Australia are pleased to present Professor Henry Reynolds in Adelaide for this special event. Please join us.

Henry Reynolds is one of our most eminent historians. His pioneering research exposed the catastrophic violence of settler colonisation in Australia and the resistance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. He is the author of many books and papers on the history of the frontier wars and their constitutional and legal context, initiating the process of Truth Telling in Australia.

 In Voice to the Parliament: Voice to the World, Professor Reynolds draws on new writing to address the current debates on the coming Referendum, including neglected and little understood aspects of indigenous rights, from the first international convention to the historic struggle of Aboriginal rights campaigners in Australia. 


Voice to Parliament: Voice to the World

Sunday 7 May 2023

TIME: 2.00 pm to 4.30 pm

VENUE: The Bragg Lecture Theatre

University of Adelaide

(Adj. to the Barr Smith Lawns)

Victoria Drive entrance


This event is kindly supported by:

The Public Law and Policy Research Unit – University of Adelaide
The South Australian History Festival

Entry is free – donations via Humantix welcome.

We acknowledge that the Peace Foundation operates on the traditional lands of the Kaurna people. We respect their spiritual relationship with the country and acknowledge their cultural beliefs are important to the Kaurna people living today.

Vocal Health Zoom Workshop

Learn essential techniques to care for your voice as a movement facilitator.

DATE: May 17th 2023

TIME: 12-1:30pm AEST / 11:30-1 ACST

Zoom link to be provided  

register interest via email by Monday 15th May to

DreamBIG is providing a free professional learning event for educators!

 May 2023

Creative Minds, Creative Worlds
Young people engaging, experiencing, and creating in our world.

Join us at 4.30pm, Thursday 25 May at the Adelaide Festival Centre, or register to receive a recording of the event. 

Local, national and international panelists will discuss how they engage young people in creative practice, including practical examples applicable to the classroom. This event concludes with a Q&A. Drinks and nibbles provided.

Panelists include: 

  • Emma Jordan, Artistic Director of Prime Cut Productions (Ireland)

  • Curly Fernandez, Performance Artist & Co-Director of ArtBomb (NSW)

  • Yasmin Gureeboo, Artistic Director of ActNow (SA)

Registrations essential by Tuesday 23rd May for in person attendance or access to the recording.

Professional learning certificates provided.

Ausdance SA

supporting the dance community

With a legacy of over 40 years, Ausdance SA is the South Australian dance industry’s greatest supporter, offering advocacy and promotion for dance artists, in a realm that promotes quality standards, expertise, inspiration and networking for one common goal; co-creation for the expansion of dance!

Learn more about us

Sports Vouchers

Ausdance SA can help YOUR eligibility for Sports Vouchers as we are a peak dance organisation. From 1 January 2019, primary school aged children can access a $100 Sports Voucher towards the cost of dance.

Is my dance group eligible?

Not-for-profit clubs and associations must be incorporated under the Associations Incorporation Act 1985.

Private dance providers (for-profit businesses) must be a registered business and registered with a peak dance association or Recreation SA (YOUR AUSDANCE SA MEMBERSHIP MEETS THIS REQUIREMENT)

Must be child safe compliant (verified with the Department of Education).

Must offer a minimum 8 weeks of semi-structured activity

How do I become a provider?

Become an Ausdance SA member

Register as a provider online (click on the Provider Registration tab)

Don’t delay; be ready to start offering this from 1 January 2019 to your students.

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact 1300 714 990 or via email at

Become a member & receive exclusive benefits


A profile on our directory


Discount on dance insurance


Discounts on workshops


Performances and professional development


Networking opportunities


Information and referrals


Promotion of your dance activities

Step 1. Become a AusdanceSA Member by registering here.

Step 2. Once ur a member you will receive a welcome email. This will included directions on how to sign up to this website.

Step 3. Once you are signed up to the website you will be able to add your own listing to our directory as well as your own events to the What’s On page.

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