Arts and Creative Education Research Network


A rich research culture in arts education and creative learning

We support researchers to partner with schools, arts organisations and the community to deepen and extend the evidence base for understanding the arts and creativity in education.

We aim to develop partnerships with teachers, schools, artists and others to develop a rich research culture. Our objectives are to:

  • increase collaborative research and scholarship opportunities
  • provide focus and opportunities for early-career researchers to build and enhance their publication and grant-development skills through mentoring from experienced members of the network
  • strengthening research partnerships and partnership activities with schools, professional arts organisations and community arts-based organisations
  • organise events including symposiums, workshops and seminars that promote arts and creative learning research
  • advocate with state and national governments, corporate and arts-based organisations to promote funding, work and activities in relation to education, creativity and the creative and performing arts.


Professor Michael Anderson, Dr Kelly Freebody, Associate Professor Robyn Gibson, Dr Nikki Brunker, Dr Amanda Niland

Research Location

School of Education and Social Work

Program Type



Our work investigates three main themes:

  • creativity in education
  • the arts in education, including drama, theatre and applied theatre, visual arts and literature
  • arts-informed research approaches.

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technology, students film, youth culture, creativity in education, drama and theatre, arts in education, visual arts and literature, arts-informed research

Opportunity ID

The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is: 2645