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Sam Walsh AO appointed as new Chair of Australia Council

Sam Walsh AO  has been announced by Minister Mitch Fifield as the 13th Chair of the Australia Council for the Arts. Mr Walsh, formerly Global CEO of Rio Tinto, has served on the Board of the Australia Council since late 2016 and is the current Chair of the Art Gallery of WA. His previous arts roles include Chair of Black Swan State Theatre, Chair and founding member of the WA Chamber of Arts and Culture, and Chair of the Australian Business Arts Foundation. He will take over from current Chair Rupert Myer AO in July.

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2024 DDCA AWARDS

THE INAUGURAL DDCA AWARDS 2024 The Australian Council of the Deans and Directors of Creative Arts wishes to acknowledge contributions

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Shape the future of creative practice research in Australia and beyond FRIDAY 9TH AUGUST, 9.30AM-11AM AEST, ONLINE The Australian Council of Deans and Directors of Creative Arts (DDCA) invites you to an inaugural forum on the topic of Creative Practice Research. As the key representative body for the creative arts in Australian universities, we want […]

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE FORTHCOMING ISSUE OF CREATIVE MATTERS FOCUSED ON Australia’s Climate Disaster Addressed Through Creative and Performing Arts Approaches: Research, Teaching and Critical Reflection Climate change is an exponential crisis challenging all Australians. Cataclysmic fires, floods, and storms have been experienced across the continent, and as global temperatures continue to rise, we […]

THE INAUGURAL DDCA AWARDS 2024 The Australian Council of the Deans and Directors of Creative Arts wishes to acknowledge contributions to creative arts in higher education across Australia. To support this, we are launching the inaugural DDCA Awards. The DDCA Awards are comprised of the following five categories:  1. Distinguished Australian First Nations Creative Leadership […]

Read Jenny Sinclair in The Research Professional News for a perspective on some of the key concerns raised in relation to ARC’s Consultation Paper. From The Australasian Council of Deans of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities: “The current focus on commercialisation with the NCGP has obscured the broader range of potential research impacts and the value […]

OPPORTUNITY FOR AN AUSTRALIAN FIRST NATIONS CREATIVE LEADER TO JOIN THE DDCA BOARD The Australian Council of Deans and Directors of Creative Arts (DDCA) seeks a First Nations identifying Creative Leader to join our Executive Board. Expressions of Interest To express your interest in becoming a member of the DDCA Board, please send us a […]

March 26, 202411:00 AM – 12:00 PM Online and Foundations Lab (Brooklyn Campus, Main Building, room 401) “Ani Liu is an internationally exhibiting research-based artist working at the intersection of art & science. Ani’s work examines gender politics, labor, reproduction, simulation and sexuality. Integrating emerging technologies with cultural reflection and social change, Ani’s most recent […]