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 1,700 and is nationally renowned for its outstanding and vibrant display of state school talent.
Take a look at images of the 2022 performance in the
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 (PDF, 10.1MB).
Nominations for CGEN 2023 are now open. The performance will be staged at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on Thursday 13, Friday 14 and Saturday 15 July 2023. For information on how to nominate, please refer to the
nominations page which includes the nomination guidelines for category specific information, timelines and rehearsal dates.