NiTRO Creative Matters

Perspectives on creative arts in higher education


The DDCA in consultation with The Australasian Association of Writing Programs (AAWP) a Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools (ACUADS) and Australian Screen Production Education and Research Association (ASPERA) and Interior Design/Interior Architecture Educators Association (IDEA) have made a submission to the Australian Universities Accord Interim Report 2023.

‘On Friday 30 January 2023 we welcomed the Australian Government’s National Cultural Policy – Revive; a place for every story, a story for every place. The centrepiece of Revive is the establishment of Creative Australia, an expanded and modernised Australia Council, a transformational step in the evolution of the organisation.’ Read more @ Creative

‘The “hub and spoke” research model proposed by Australia’s biggest universities ignores how mid-sized institutions have had a profound influence on advancing knowledge globally.; Read more @ The Financial Review… Read more @ Swinburne…

‘”Implementation of these recommendations will improve the governance of the ARC, strengthen the integrity of decision-making processes and minimise political interference, which has impacted the capacity of our universities to attract and retain world leading researchers” said Group of Eight Chief Executive Vicki Thomson.’ Read more @ Mirage News… Read

Canberra also confirms plans to overhaul research assessment exercise and ‘take the politics out’ of grant decisions. Read more @ Times Higher Education…

‘Using design-led methods, each Design Research Studio will provide a site for collaborators from different disciplines to speculate on and develop possible futures for real-world challenges. The first three Studios are focused on transforming fashion systems, led by Professor Alice Payne, RMIT Dean of Fashion & Textiles; regenerative design practice

Edited by Jess Moriarty and Kate Aughterson ‘This collection is the second in the Performance and Communities series. Contributions from academics and artists engage with both these notions of performance – that of identities in and through time and space – and of more formal instances of specific time-limited performances (textual/ embodied/ visual/ communal)’ Read more @ Intellect Books… 

by Grace McQuilten, Chloë Powell, Jenny Lye, Kate MacNeill, Marnie Badham ‘When Arts Minister Tony Burke launched the bill introducing Creative Australia, the new organisation at the heart of the Revive Cultural Policy, he did so with a bold statement: Creative Australia recognises that artists and creatives throughout our great landscape,

From dance to glass globes and jewellery . ‘Through movement, Nicole L. Olson shares the story of Rett syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that affects a child’s ability to speak, walk and eat.’ Read more @ KJZZ…

An exhibition model specifically designed for art and artistic research located outside traditional exhibition circuits. ‘A key feature of Project Anywhere’s global exhibition model has been its approach to selection and evaluation. A robust and exhaustive approach, in which the function of the curator is substituted for a democratising double-blind

We have extended the deadline for the call out for nominations for the 2023 ACUADS Grant and Awards Scheme. Nominations are due by the extended deadline: Wednesday 13th September 2023. ACUADS Grant and Awards Scheme information 2023 ACUADS Grant scheme One grant of up to $5000 AUD will be awarded this year. Submissions are open to individuals or groups affiliated with an ACUADS institutional member.  2023 ACUADS Awards SchemeSuccessful recipients receive $500AUD in addition to a citation and

RMIT’s AFI Research Collection, in partnership with RMIT Culture and the Screen and Sound Cultures Research Group at RMIT University is pleased to announce the 2023/2024 AFI Research Collection Fellowship.   The AFIRC invites proposals that showcase the unique holdings and promotes the AFIRC through a published or non-traditional research output.  We welcome scholars who