YAQ knows how important art is to education and how important a good education is to art.

We recognise that arts educators in the primary, secondary and tertiary sectors often have their own arts practice, which can start to fall short in their day-to-day work as arts teachers, tutors, lecturers and consultants.

If you are an arts educator, we can provide you with the following support;

  • links into the arts and creative industries – when you are looking for an arts workshop facilitator or want to stay in touch with professionals in your particular artform area;
  • information about touring productions, workshops and artist-in-residence programs to complement your work;
  • information about professional development opportunities you can access to stay in the loop with the latest developments and trends in your artform area;
  • presentations that introduce your students to the arts and creative industries and map out where they can go to develop their own arts practice;
  • resources for teaching art and best practice working with young people in the arts and creative industries; and
  • information about the latest developments and research in the field of arts education.

Contact us to find out more.

We invite you to check the news and upcoming sections of this site for the latest news and events listings, sign up to our email list or join YAQ as a member.

useful links and resources for arts educators

  • Arts Queensland is the state’s arts funding and advisory body and part of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet. Arts Queensland is dedicated to supporting and growing Queensland’s vibrant and innovative arts sector, and provides a variety of funding opportunities, including the artist-in-residence scheme for schools and community groups.
  • Ausdance Queensland is state’s peak body for Queensland’s diverse and decentralised dance community. Ausdance provides resources and professional development opportunities for educators that teach dance in any form or shape.
  • Aussie Educator is ‘a total education page for Australia’. This site provides information about the arts curriculum alongside a whole range of other useful resources and links.
  • Creative Generation – State Schools Onstage is the highest-profile public event staged by the Queensland Government – Department of Education and Training. Creative Generation is an annual show that showcases the wealth of talent in state schools and the quality performing arts opportunities provided to Queensland state school students.
  • Drama Queensland is a not-for-profit professional association supporting approximately 400 drama educators across the state. Drama Queensland members work in the areas of drama or arts education in the primary, secondary and tertiary sectors.
  • Education Network Australia is Australia’s free online network for educators. The site features news and events relevant to arts educators and is worth checking out.
  • Queensland Arts Council is a not-for-profit organisation that ensures all Queenslanders have access to high quality arts regardless of their geographical location. Visit the new Queensland Arts Council schools website Learn in 3D to find out about their touring productions, schools workshops and artist residencies. They also provide teacher resource kits and a regular newsletter.
  • Queensland Art Teachers’ Association (QATA) is a fully incorporated professional association committed to the promotion of the visual arts in the field of education. QATA is managed by teacher volunteers and funded by membership subscription, to network with and service the needs of visual art and design educators in primary, secondary and tertiary sectors.
  • Queensland Government – Department of Education and Training: the Arts – The Arts section on the Queensland Government Department of Education and Training website provides information about The Arts Curriculum in Queensland and nationally as well as policies and procedures and guidelines for schools planning to work with artists.
  • Queensland Studies Authority (QSA) is a statutory body of the Queensland Government, providing Preparatory Year to Year 12 syllabuses, assessment, reporting, testing, accreditation, and certification services for Queensland schools. The QSA website provides different resources for arts teachers in primary and secondary schools including information about essential learning and subjects in the area of The Arts.
  • The Art Teacher’s Guide to the internet is a blog featuring 108 web tools and resources for teaching art and design in a post digital era.