Kindergarten to Year 12 students with disability

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

Complete the expression of interest to be notified of upcoming programs and opportunities for teachers and students.

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Connections Showcase 2023

The theme for this years showcase is City, Country, Coast. This theme can be interpreted in any way you like and applied to any creative and performing arts projects that you and your students are focusing on throughout the year. Showcase submissions are open to students in Kindergarten to Year 12 who are interested in creative practices such as music, dance, visual arts, public speaking, film 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, submissions will 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.

Connections Showcase 2023 City, Country. Coast

Find inspiration for your submission for the 2023 Connections Showcase by viewing the 2022 Connections Showcase. The 2022 showcase highlights work produced by the amazing talents and abilities of over 260 students from 17 schools across the state in response to the 2022 theme ‘Ours to Share’.

Applications close: Term 3, Week 4 Monday 7th August
The showcase will screen: Term 4, Week 1 Monday 9 - Friday 13 October 


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? 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. 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. These 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 2-day workshop for teachers will consist of seminars and practical activities aimed at developing skills in teaching dance and engaging students with additional learning needs. The program 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 participate in this program.



The Arts Initiatives team
The Arts Unit
Ashley Napoleoni
Student Dance Development and Delivery Officer / A/Arts Initiatives and Events Officer
The Arts Unit
Heather Brockwell
A/Arts Initiatives and Events Officer
The Arts Unit
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