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Does Australia need a Chief Artist?

Does Australia need a Chief Artist as well as a Chief Scientist? This is one of the questions discussed in a new edition of Policy Forum Pod. Professors Kim Cunio (ANU), Denise Ferris (ANU), and DDCA President Clive Barstow (ECU) discuss the value of Australia’s arts sector and what policymakers can do to support artists in their time of need. The podcast is available at: https://pod.link/1100512143/episode/NDZhZTBiM2EtNDkxZC00NGI5LTk0MGQtZGY5NTY5MGU4NGYy

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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 […]