Curious minds exploring big ideas

14 Oct 2019

Curious minds exploring big ideas

We believe experiencing the arts is essential for young people.

Kids who grow up making and seeing art—be that anything from visual art, music, dance, theatre, poetry or more—are not only more creative and empowered to express themselves, but also have stronger language, motor, and decision-making skills. And there’s no doubt that being able to think creatively is an asset in every career—not just in the arts and creative industries.

Our 2020 Education program, launched last week, includes a curated selection of interesting performances and educational opportunities for students from some of the country’s best theatre companies, performers and artists.

Our focus this year is to provide new and exciting programs that align with the Australian Curriculum to support students and teachers in their learning journey. Our program offers students the opportunity to consider and reflect on some big ideas and unpack and reach a deeper understanding about a range of social, moral and ethical issues.

We also encourage schools to make use of the Jock and Beverly McIlwain Arts Bus Fund to help reduce the costs of coming to HOTA. So far, this program has helped more than 10,000 students experience the arts which we think is pretty incredible.

Our 2020 Education program is available online or contact us for more details.


Emmanuel College is a Presenting Partner of our Education initiatives.


Image creadits:

Bell Shakespeare John Bell Scholarship 2019. Image by Clare Hawley.

Bell Shakespeare Workshop 2018. Image by Clare Hawley.