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DDCA National Online Forum

Shape the future of creative practice research in Australia and beyond

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 to create a space for discussion on key issues and topics relevant to the sector.

This first forum focuses on creative research output reporting processes, assessment and policy. This topic has been chosen to speak directly to government reviews of these processes in the last few years, namely the re-imagining of Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA). Five speakers will speak to one of five topics for five minutes, with ten minutes allocated after each speaker for participant discussion.

The DDCA is committed to facilitating discussions that support and develop positive change for creative practice disciplines. If there is appetite and uptake from the sector, we would like to continue with a series of online and/or in-person events relating to key topics.

Ahead of our first National Online Forum, please read the Pre-forum Material which provides background context to our planned discussion. We hope reading this document ahead of the forum will enable everyone to get the most of our time together. You may also like to read A Manifesto for the Future of Creative Research Excellence from the DDCA’s publication, Creative Matters.

The session will be recorded and posted, along with a summary, on the DDCA website and LinkedIn.

The DDCA encourages you to attend and contribute to the discussion. We need to build resources that can meaningfully inform the future of creative research output reporting and assessment, and these forums are a move towards the development of these resources.


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