First Nations Programs
Local First Nations artists lead students and their school communities in shared arts experiences to learn about and value the richness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge, cultures and histories.Enquire about The Song Room in your school
The Song Room offers its Deadly Arts First Nations programs for schools designed to engage and educate Indigenous and non-Indigenous students, through weekly classes and community initiatives. Co-designed and led by First Nations elders and artists, these programs support schools to develop authentic relationships with local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members and provide teachers with opportunities to develop culturally responsive teaching practices.
Place-based by design, these programs explore intercultural skills and encourage understanding, belonging and cultural pride. Students and their school communities reflect on identity and culture to build resilience, respect and empathy.
North Parmelia Primary School, WA
“It is a great privilege to be part of the The Deadly Arts team. The program is a unique way to model reconciliation as we learn from each other through art, connecting and respecting country and each other. It’s a very Australian program.”
Olivia Samec, Teaching Artist, WA, Deadly Arts
“The Deadly Arts cultural teaching for students is a very important process - powerful and healing - in the school community”
Rickeeta Walley, Teaching Artist, WA, Deadly Arts