NiTRO Creative Matters

Perspectives on creative arts in higher education

Edition 10

A recent edition of Campus Morning Mail contained an interesting snippet that may challenge those who hold the views that tertiary arts students graduate to unemployment. Data on people with post-school qualifications who are collecting Newstart (unemployment) payments released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics reports that 7% hold Diplomas

A research team from Queensland Conservatorium, Curtin University and the University of South Australia are inviting input from musicians across the country to capture information on how musical careers are navigated. It will be used to build professional frameworks for professional training, lifelong learning and sustainable careers. The survey of

By Craig Batty An ASPERA Scoping Project was commissioned by the Australian Screen Production Education and Research Association and conducted by its Research Sub-Committee, for the benefit of the ASPERA community in Australia and other screen/media education and research communities internationally. It provides an overview of current working environments of

Congratulations to Dr Josephine Wilson who has won the 2017 Miles Franklin Literary Award for her novel ‘Extinctions’.  Dr Wilson is a sessional academic who lectures in Creative Writing and Art and Design History at Curtin University. Source: 1

Painter Jon Cattapan has been announced as the new VCA Director.  He will take the reins as former Director, and DDCA President,  Su Baker shifts gear to a new position as PVC Engagement for the University of Melbourne.  In a profile interview for the University of Melbourne he explains one of his

The University of Melbourne has been ranked at 32 in the Times Higher Education world ranking in the Art, Performing Arts and Design category, making it the highest ranked Australian university in this category. The Universities of Sydney and Queensland follow with global rankings of 61 and 65 respectively For

Brooklyn College and New York’s Public Theatre have joined together to provide opportunities to support emerging creative talent through master classes, arts administration fellowships, and research opportunities. Brooklyn College is part of the City University of New York which delivers a liberal arts program including undergraduate and masters degrees in

Event Dates: 24 October 2017. 5:30-7pmEvent Location: Australian Centre For Contemporary Art, 111 Sturt Street, Southbank, MelbourneWebsite: Link Professor Nikos Papastergiadis launches ‘Artistic research in the future Academy’ a new book by Dr Danny Butt, with responses by Professor Barb Bolt (Victorian College of the Arts) and Ashok Mathur (OCAD University).

Event Date: 3:30pm Saturday 4 November 2017Event Location: Gleebooks, 49 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037Contact: Gleebooks, 02 9660 2333Website: Link Launch of new book: Who Runs the Artworld: Money, Power and Ethics by John Conomos and Brad Buckley.  The edited collection,  which features chapters by Amelia Jones, Peter Booth & Arjo Klamer, Juli

Event Dates: 13 November 2017Event Location: Sydney Opera House, SydneyWebsite: Link A one day summit organised by the Theatre Network NSW with support from the NSW Performing Arts Wellbeing Working Group, Create NSW, and Sydney Opera House to raise awareness, share information, and generate cross-industry action around the wellbeing of performing arts and