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Perspectives on creative arts in higher education


THE INAUGURAL DDCA AWARDS 2024 The Australian Council of the Deans and Directors of Creative Arts wishes to acknowledge contributions to creative arts in higher education across Australia. To support this, we are launching the inaugural DDCA Awards. The DDCA Awards are comprised of the following five categories:  1. Distinguished

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

Congratulations to DDCA Board member Professor Craig Batty who was named by as top researcher in the field of film in The Australian’s 2021 Research Magazine list of 250 best researchers. Congratulations also to Professor Denise Ferris who received a Lifetime Achievement award at the recent ACUADS conference.

The Art Association of Australia and New Zealand (AAANZ) is inviting entries for its arts writing and publishing awards to recognise the best in arts writing and research across the region. The categories include prizes for books, exhibition catalogues, artist led publications, Indigenous Australian, Maori and Pasifika art writing. The

Professor Cat Hope (DDCA and Monash) was one of the winners recently announced at the AMC APRA AMCOS Art Music Awards, where her opera ‘Speechless’ won the dramatic category which was shared with co-winner Elliot Gyger (University of Melbourne) whose opera ‘Oscar and Lucinda’ also won. Congratulations to Cat and

Congratulations to tertiary creative arts colleagues who received honours in the Australia Day 2020 awards: Professor Larissa Behrendt was awarded an AO for distinguished service to Indigenous education and research, to the law, and to the visual and performing arts. The following colleagues were awarded an AM: Emeritus Professor Warren

Edith Cowan University’s WA Screen Academy is celebrating a number of recent successes. WA Screen Academy Films Filch, Spiral, Noah, Raw, When Harri Met Salma, and Pretty Face – all short films starring 3rd Year WAAPA acting students and written, directed, produced and crewed by WA Screen Academy Bachelors and

Congratulations to Sydney Conservatorium jazz lecturer Judy Bailey whose outstanding contribution to music in Australia has been acknowledged by the Sir Bernard Heinze Memorial Award. Presenting the award, Professor Gary McPherson, Ormond Chair and Director, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, said “Judy’s contribution to music is profound, and her career as

Congratulations to UTS indigenous artist and senior researcher Jonathan Jones who has been named as this year’s Sydney Myer Creative Fellow in the field of visual arts. Jones, who is based at the Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Edcation and Research, joins seven other creative practitioners to receive creative fellowships this

Congratulations to DDCA President Su Baker whose contribution to tertiary arts was recognised with the award of an AM (Member In The General Division) in the Australian Honours announced on 11 June 2018. As those who know her are aware, Su’s seemingly indefatigable support for tertiary creative arts has been