A Queensland project is helping to capture the artistic side of infrastructure growth and changes to the local environment through the eyes of kindergarten children. Journalist Fiona Stutz looks at how an artist in residence program is transforming the way children and educators increase their engagement with arts and culture.
A state government funded program, Arts in Residence, provides arts and education funding to kindergartens and schools seeking to increase their engagement with arts and culture through partnerships with artists, arts organisations or arts facilities.
Toowoomba’s C&K Vera Lacaze Memorial Kindergarten and Preschool (pictured) recently received funding as part of the program.
The Kindy-Connect Project, a collaboration between the kindergarten and a group of professional artists, helped kindergarten children discuss and document regional infrastructure growth in the Toowoomba region and then share it with the local community.