WELCOME TO SPARK_LAB, PICA'S EDUCATION PROGRAM, WHERE NEW IDEAS AND INNOVATIVE THINKING IGNITE!

Spark_Lab brings students and teachers up close and personal with contemporary artists, dancers, theatre makers, musicians and innovators across a wide range of disciplines through an exciting program of events, activities and on-line resources.

Spark_Lab has been informed by Growing Future Innovators, a ground breaking research project conducted in partnership with Edith Cowan University investigating ways in which contemporary arts institutions can educate for innovation.

PICA is committed to presenting a program of art and ideas that engages, excites and educates. Through its specially tailored Spark_Lab program, PICA seeks to foster a lifelong interest in the arts amongst students by introducing them to the exciting world of contemporary art through creative and engaging activities.

Featuring guided tours, supervised activities, education kits and online resources, Spark_Lab provides carefully designed, accessible and rewarding programs which complement PICA’s artistic program.

With a dedicated Education Studio located in PICA’s historic building in the Perth Cultural Centre, Spark_Lab introduces new ways for teachers and students to talk about and engage with art. The program includes professional learning for educators, as well as artist residencies in schools and special projects. Spark_Lab involves Primary and Secondary students in multi-disciplinary activities that help them think creatively, practice leadership skills and develop self-efficacy.

For more information and bookings, contact Education Programs Curator Minaxi May via education@pica.org.au or 9228 6316.