NiTRO Creative Matters

Perspectives on creative arts in higher education


The Kate Challis RAKA Award supports Indigenous creative artists. In 2024, the award supports the best script for film or television screened in the preceding five years. Applications open: 15 Apr 2024 Applications close: 1 Jul 2024 Total value: up to $25,000 Read more @ Uni Melb…

2023 ACUADS Grant scheme One grant of up to $5000 AUD will be awarded this year. Submissions are due 1st of September.  2023 ACUADS Awards SchemeThe call for nominations for the awards scheme is now open and will close on the 1st of September 2023. Successful recipients receive $500AUD in addition to a citation and a presentation of a pin at the annual ACUADS conference.

The David Harold Tribe Symphony Award aims to promote interest in musical composition and to encourage the writing of music in Australia, to help and give incentive to composers and to provide them with additional monetary amounts thus enabling them to further their education in this field. All resident Australian

Griffith Film School senior lecturer Dr Peter Hegedus has been awarded Best Documentary at the Hungarian Film Critics Awards for his film Lili. The documentary, which received funding from Screen Australia, Screen Queensland, Griffith University, FocusFox Studio and Hungarian television, follows the journey of a family dislocated by the Hungarian

Congratulations to DDCA President Clive Barstow who was awarded the Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools (ACUADS) Lifelong Fellowship for his achievement and work in art and design.

Internationally recognised composer Professor Liza Lim has been appointed as the inaugural Sculthorpe Chair of Australian Music at Sydney Conservatorium of Music. The Chair was set up by a bequest to Sydney University by the late Peter Sculthorpe AO OBE to promote and advance music in Australia. Professor Lim takes up

The University of Melbourne soprano and composer Deborah Cheetham has been awarded the Sir Bernard Heinz Memorial Award in recognition of her outstanding contribution to Australian music. Ms Cheetham is particularly acclaimed for her works Baptist Abba Fan and Pecan Summer, Australia’s first Indigenous opera. She is Artistic Director of