The prestigious Minister’s Arts Education Awards recognise Arts educators’ outstanding achievements in South Australian schools.
The awards are designed to:
· Acknowledge and celebrate the valuable contribution made by outstanding Arts educators.
· Celebrate the role of Arts education and its place in the community.
· Identify Arts educators who are creative and innovative in guiding students to realise their potential.
· Provide opportunities for outstanding teachers of The Arts to engage in quality professional learning in The Arts.
Five Minister’s Arts Education Awards are available for outstanding teachers of the Arts and are presented across three categories:
1. Public School Category (two awards)
· One award for a primary teacher of The Arts
· One award for a secondary teacher of The Arts
2. Non-Government School Category (two awards)
· One award for a primary teacher of The Arts
· One award for a secondary teacher of The Arts
3. Early Career Educator
· One award for a teacher of The Arts in their first 5 years of teaching.
Award recipients receive $8000 to support their professional development.
This prize is intended to be predominantly used to fund an individual educator’s professional development; however, some funds may be used for student and community activities that relate to the recipient’s professional development.
This funding is designed to provide winners with opportunities to further develop innovation, best practice and leadership of The Arts.
All applicants in their first 5 years of teaching can be considered for the Early Career Arts Educator Category even if they have applied in one of the other two categories.
The Award funding is provided for expenditure during the 2025 calendar year.
Please note: Before proceeding with this online application, we encourage you to consider the questions in the Guidelines so that you can prepare your responses offline. You are advised to write your responses in a Word document, and copy and paste them into the online application form when you’re ready to fill it in.

Partially completed application can be finalised using the same device and web-browser on which they were started. When exiting a partially completed application, please ensure you click 'next' at the bottom of the page you have been working on before exiting.

Read the Arts Education Awards Guidelines here.

Applications close 11pm on Sunday 18th August 2024.