Thirty three applicants have received a share in almost $300,000 through the second round of the State Government’s Music Innovation Fund.
Successful applicants include Bains Road Preschool’s Inclusive Preschool Program, which will use the funding to support a “Music for All’ program allowing students of all abilities to access musical instruments and participate in meaningful and accessible music education.
The preschool will also engage a music therapist to run regular music education sessions to enhance and develop children’s motor and communication skills, and social and emotional wellbeing.
Other successful programs in Round 2 of the grant program focus on upskilling non-specialist teachers, facilitating more music instruction in classrooms, encouraging students to pursue music opportunities in their school and community, and enhancing overall music education experiences.
The Music Innovation Fund encourages investment in innovative and promising practices, partnerships and programs and was established as part of the Music Education Strategy.
The full list of round 2 grant recipients can be found on the Music Education Strategy webpage.