QCAD Art & Design School Program

Griffith University and Creative Futures is pleased to announce nominations are now due for the QCAD Art & Design School Program

In 2024, Creative Futures and Queensland College of Art and Design (QCAD) will present the QCAD Art and Design School Program, a series of intensive weekend visual arts and design workshops delivered at four regional Queensland high schools.

Following the success of the 2023 program, 2024 will see the QCAD Art & Design School Program take place at Cairns, Gin Gin, Rockhampton and Mackay.

Nominated Year 7 – 12 visual arts and design students in these regions will work alongside a team of renowned faculty from Griffith University’s Queensland College of Art and Design, to develop skills and explore creative processes and perspectives in their chosen craft. 

To celebrate the participant’s hard workQCAD is pleased to present a concluding exhibition at each host school, which will be open to families, friends and peers.

Important Information

2024 Dates, Venues and Nomination Deadlines:



Nominations Close


18–19 May 2024

28 March 2024

Gin Gin

15–16 June 2024

26 April 2024


10–11 August 2024

17 May 2024


7–9 September 2024

21 June 2024

Cost: *$280 incl GST

Who can participate: Students who will be in school grades 7 – 12 in 2024 can be nominated by their teacher.

How to nominate students: 
Please fill out the nomination form which can be found here.

Further Information: For more information on the program and nomination processand for information you can share with students and families, please see our FAQ section, which can be accessed via our website.

 Teacher & School Support Staff Professional Development: Limited places are available in each workshop for High School Teachers (any discipline) and School Support Staff to attend for Professional Development purposes. Cost for Teachers and Support Staff is $ 280 incl GST. We ask that Teachers and Support Staff attend for the full duration of the program.

 *limited number of fully funded places are available for students who would not be able to attend this program due to financial hardship.  We ask that teachers indicate eligible students on the nomination form.

  We look forward to engaging with you through visual arts and design in 2024.