NiTRO Creative Matters

Perspectives on creative arts in higher education


The Australian Academy of Humanities has announced a 12-month study to map Australia’s research and training capacity in China studies and identify areas for improved knowledge-building and capacity. The Mapping Australia’s China Knowledge Capability project aims to review Australia’s current needs and existing capacities in research and training about China and identify areas of excellence and

The Australian Academy of the Humanities has appointed Professor Lesley Head as its new president. She is the Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor and Head of the School of Geography at the University of Melbourne. Her research focuses on relationships between society and nature, and particularly on the cultural dimensions of environmental

DDCA President Clive Barstow is one of a number of invited participants for the Australian Academy of Humanities Symposium which will take place online from 16-20 November 2020. This year’s symposium – At the Crossroad? Australia’s Cultural Future – will “explore Australia’s cultural terrain in light of recent events and

Australian Academy of Humanities-based group A New Approach has released a new report exploring policy drivers that have influenced cultural and creative policies over the past 70 years. The report Behind the scenes: Drivers of arts and cultural policy in Australia and beyond identifies a number of opportunities for improvement

Think Tank “A New Approach” has released a new insight report on the Australian Academy of the Humanities website that captures how middle income, middle aged swinging voters in regional and suburban Australia view arts and culture. Focus groups in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria were asked about the

Along with all other scholarly academies, the Australian Academy of Humanities is inviting humanities researchers to register as experts for the Australian COVID 19 database to inform government future policy. The list of areas of humanities expertise suggested are: lessons from past experiences of epidemics, pandemics and quarantine community responses to

The Australian Academy of Humanities has delayed its grant deadlines until 5 June 2020. This revised deadline applies to the following AAH grant schemes: Max Crawford Medal Medal for Excellence in Translation John Mulvaney Fellowship Humanities Travelling Fellowships Publication Subsidy Scheme Ernst and Rosemarie Keller Fund Further details are available

A new report produced by “A New Approach”, published by the Australian Academy for the Humanities, tracks the reduction in federal government funding on per capita basis over the past decade, showing that state and local government are stepping in to fund the shortfall. The report includes recommendations for all

Five Australian researchers have been appointed to support a new Australian Academy of Humanities-based independent think tank designed to “champion effective investment and return in Australian arts and culture.” Established in 2018, A New Approach is supported by a $1.65M commitment by The Myer Foundation, the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation