NiTRO + Creative Matters

Perspectives on creative arts in higher education

From the DDCA President

For many, 2022 has been a year of transition. Whether moving into new roles or university structures, new (or extended) forms of teaching and learning, different research and research training landscapes, not to mention refreshed national governance and priorities, many of our DDCA members will remember 2022 as the

Welcome to this penultimate edition of NiTRO for 2022, which has been expertly curated by Dr Alejandra Canales and her colleagues at The Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS).

Welcome to the latest edition of NiTRO. The clocks (for some) have moved forward, and I know many of us are looking forward to a well-earned summer break. But alas, there is still a lot to do before then!

Arts and culture in Australia is on the turn. We hope. Since the recent federal election, from which the Australian Labor Party came back into power after a 9-year hiatus, there has been a lot of “noise” about the potential of a real future for arts and culture. “New

Welcome to the 42nd edition of NiTRO, which examines a broad range of approaches and viewpoints on the Creative Arts PhD, edited by David Cross and Jenny Wilson

Welcome to the 41st edition of NiTRO, our second for 2022. The pandemic is still very much with us as we are open up and international travel returns. Most students have returned to campus, yet classes continue to be plagued by high levels of absenteeism, and academics manage a

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to Edition 40 of NiTRO, my first welcome as the new President of the DDCA. As I begin my term, challenges will continue and likely intensify. Recent change proposals for the Australian Research Council, government vetos on peer approved grants, and

Welcome to Edition 39 of NiTRO, the last edition for 2021. Following on from our successful virtual forum in conjunction with the Australian Council for University Art & Design Schools on the 28th and 29th October, we take this opportunity to reflect on day one in which we compared

Welcome to the 38th edition of NiTRO in which we focus on the ever-recurrent discussion around an alternative arts education in Australia, brought into focus once again as a result of impending rationalisations in our universities and training institutions.

Welcome to edition 37 of NiTRO in which we discuss issues of collaboration, ethics and authorship. We are proud to co-edit this edition with the Australian Film Television and Radio School, one of our valued member institutions and hopefully the first of many co-edited issues with our growing network