Creative Generation—State Schools Onstage
Creative Generation—State Schools Onstage (CGEN) continues to give students, teachers and school communities the opportunity to be involved in a professionally produced, award-winning arena spectacular. Since its inception in 2005, the large-scale event has grown from a cast of 550 students to now more than 1,800 and is nationally renowned for its outstanding and vibrant display of state school talent.
CGEN provides students the chance to acquire new skills by working with some of Australia's leading performers in a world-class venue. For many, it is their first time performing on an arena stage, while for others, it is a valuable stepping stone in their career as young artists in the performing arts industry.
CGEN rehearsals provide an opportunity for students to display their talents and extend their networks with professional artists. Auditions, workshops and rehearsals give students a taste of the wider performing arts industry that has seen many Queenslanders achieve great success on the international stage.
This incredible program is a unique and rewarding experience for both students and teachers. It celebrates access to the arts and encourages students of all levels of performance ability to get involved. For more information about Creative Generation—State Schools Onstage, download the
CGEN information booklet.
CGEN 2023 is now complete, with a cast of more than 1,800 state school students participating in this year's performance. To relive all the action from 2023, don’t miss the broadcast airing on Network 10 on Saturday 28 October at 12pm.
Nominations for CGEN 2024 will open in November 2023. More information will be sent to schools in Term 4.