About the Project
The Song Room is a unique provider of in-school, long-term, tailored arts-based programs for the most disadvantaged children in Australia. It provides programs in music, drama, dance, and the visual and media arts, designed to meet the needs of the school and the community. The programs include weekly, in-school workshops over a minimum of six months (or 12 to 18 months for more disadvantaged school communities) to ensure sustainable results for disadvantaged children, and to improve social wellbeing, school attendance and learning outcomes.
The workshop programs are innovative in their cross-curricular use of music and the arts as the vehicle for student learning and engagement, and in providing access to specialist teaching artists in the school setting.
The Song Room also provides ARTS:LIVE, its national online interactive arts learning platform that facilitates collaboration among teachers, teaching artists, and students and offers over 300 hours of curriculum-aligned, media-rich digital resources.