Updated: 07 May 2020
A Teams meeting was held on Friday 1 May 2020 with the Chair of Catholic Arts, Darryl Winsor, along with CEWA Executive and Executive members of both the CPPA and the CSPA. There was a determination that every effort will be made to ensure that Catholic Arts will continue in 2020 with a focus upon participation and celebration of the Arts in Catholic Education Western Australia. During these uncertain times planning will be underpinned by flexibility to facilitate maximum opportunity for all schools to participate.
To assist with planning, we would appreciate Principals liaising with appropriate staff and completing the attached survey form by Wednesday 13 May 2020.
At this stage, the Angelico Exhibition will proceed at the Forrest Centre in the Perth CBD as planned. The Primary Exhibition will remain 3-14 August 2020 and the Secondary Exhibition will be held 17-28 August 2020. The closing dates for Entries has now been moved to 3 July 2020 for Primary entries and 31 July 2020 for Secondary entries.
The Catholic Arts team is exploring the option of an online Virtual Exhibition which will be made available to all schools as appropriate.
Performing Arts Festival
In the spirit of participation and celebration, Shield and Award Certificates will not be awarded this year. Due to the disrupted preparation for many students it is felt that the Adjudication criteria from previous years may not be appropriate and a Feedback form will be used in its place.
Due to the uncertainty of future Government regulations regarding gatherings, it may not be possible to hold some or all sections of the Festival in their current form. All schools will be invited to submit performances via electronic recording which the Adjudicator will comment on. Should circumstances allow, there may be the option of live performances, however, a decision regarding this will need to be made at a date closer to the particular event.
The closing date for Entries to the Festival has been moved to 10 June 2020 to allow schools time to make decisions regarding their participation. The survey will determine the program.
At this stage, this event which is scheduled for 17 September 2020, will not continue, however, we will provide an update closer to the time.
Dr Debra Sayce
Catholic Education Western Australia