Design Spark Grant

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Queensland schools can apply for a grant of up to $2,000 to assist them to deliver cutting-edge design thinking programs within their school community.

State Library of Queensland’s Design Minds program has six Design Spark grants available for primary and high schools based in Queensland.

SLQ’s Director Engagement and Partnerships Jane Cowell said the Design Spark grants will help drive innovative teacher or student-led programs and improve design thinking skills in the classroom.

“This vital funding will help schools get their design thinking initiatives off the ground. Our aim is to foster the connections between design thinking and key learning areas such as math, English and science,” said Jane.

“We believe schools who receive this funding will be able to develop the capabilities of successful and creative 21st century citizens within the Australian curriculum.”

Examples of projects that Design Minds have previously been involved with or have supported include: Two Day City and the K8 Symposium; Jumpstart; Sit Art; Adspace Challenge.

To apply or to obtain more information about the Design Spark Grant, please go to Design Spark Program guidelines  and Design Spark Grant application form. Alternatively, please email asiapacificdesignlibrary@slq.qld.gov.au to obtain the documents.

Applications are open now and will close on Friday 14 October 2016.

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