The Smith Family runs SmArts in partnership with the following universities:
- The Australian National University (ACT)
- RMIT University (VIC)
- The University of Melbourne (VIC)
Newcastle Region Art Gallery - ArtCastle is an initiative by The Smith Family in collaboration with the Newcastle Region Art Gallery (NRAG) and funders. Over the two day program, participating students work on individual and group art works, guided and educated by three artists. By the conclusion of the workshop each student will have worked on art works and experienced new art techniques which are inspired by current gallery exhibitions.
Museum of Contemporary Art - Bella is a program of art-making workshops and exhibition tours for children and young people with specific needs. It is made possible through our partnership with the Museum of Contemporary Art and our funding partners. Bella is designed for groups aged between 15-18 years old with disabilities or who are disadvantaged due to financial, social and geographic factors. It runs twice per year with available funding for up to 12 Learning for Life students who participate in a four day art camp held.
Conservatorium of Music - We work with the Conservatorium of Music in Sydney NSW to offer CONverge to up to 60 young people across three Sydney high schools. The program seeks to explore and develop students’ own musical identity, creativity and potential. CONverge is about a bringing together of interest, opportunity, resources and place in the context of music, in this case exploring and using the voice as an instrument.
Artwork by Melbourne High school students