The ACTF has established a number of innovative education programs in partnership with schools, festivals, education departments, the entertainment industry and other organisations throughout Australia.
Each program is focused on improving student outcomes, and promotes both personal and wider community development.
Out of the Box Festival
Out of the Box is a week-long children's arts festival run by the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC). The biennial festival, held in June, takes place in Brisbane's Cultural Centre precinct, with a huge range of activities at QPAC, the Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland Museum and State Library of Queensland.
The ACTF was a partner of the Out of the Box Festival from 2008-2012. Our education team provided digital programs and workshops that introduced children to the film techniques and multimedia software, as well as other ACTF educational resources.
In the lead-up to each festival, we held artist-in-residence programs with students from selected Queensland schools. The students worked with a visiting animator to produce their own short films based on the chosen theme. These are compiled into a film, which was broadcast at pods throughout the festival.