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2021 Learn Assist Program Appeal

Make your mark and help the next generation!

Museum of Brisbane (MoB) is seeking your support to increase access to the regions most disadvantaged children and young people and provide them with opportunities to experience our city’s vibrant culture.

Many schools and community organisations in Brisbane struggle to rise to the challenge of creating equal access to arts-based learning.

MoB Learn Assist programs are more crucial than ever before, and our goal is to raise $30,000 to continue to support children and young people across all cultural backgrounds.

  • Donations up to $50 covers the costs of materials for the delivery of one MoB Learn Assist program.
  • $150 funds transport costs for a group of up to 6 children or young people to visit the Museum and access a Museum Educator free of charge.
  • $500 funds travel costs for a whole class to attend the museum together.
  • $1,000 funds a whole class to experience the city, including travel costs and education tours of MoB, City Hall and surrounding areas.
  • $2,000 funds the development of new inclusive, arts-based learning programs designed to engage our most disadvantaged young people.
  • $5,000 funds an artist in residence program designed by MoB and delivered in collaboration with a school.

Your donation will provide access for children, young people and their teachers to participate in the cultural life of their city. Contributions of all sizes play an important and vital role, and donations of $2 and over are tax-deductible.

If you would like further information about this initiative, please contact info@museumofbrisbane.com.au or phone  07 3339 0800.

More about the Learn Assist Program and why we need your help!

Enriching cultural experiences add greater meaning and purpose to the lives of children and young people and have lasting social benefits for their well-being. Participating in arts-based learning makes a powerful difference for young people in Australia and their ability to perceive, imagine, create, think, feel, symbolise, communicate, understand and become confident individuals.

In 2019, our ‘MoB Learn Assist’ program touched the lives of some of our city’s most disadvantaged students. With philanthropic support, 966 students and 95 staff from 13 different schools accessed our learning programs, visitors who would have otherwise been unable to attend.

“Thank you for showing us the museum, it was amazing! I had never been on a bus or in an elevator before. It was exciting and scary. Me and my class loved the tour. It was so cool. Me and my family mite come there again”  Grade 3 student

Students participated across curriculum areas, including Humanities and Social Sciences, Modern History, Visual Arts, Design, Fashion, Civics and Citizenships, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures.

In 2020, MoB focused on rapidly developing learn-at-home materials.  We designed and delivered videos, worksheets, online courses, craft supplies and curriculum resources to 51 schools and learning organisations in greater Brisbane.

In 2021, we need your help to enable us to continue to deliver this valuable program.