NiTRO Creative Matters

Perspectives on creative arts in higher education

Edition 11

The Australian Research Council has released its report on the pilot exercise on research Engagement and Impact that took place this year in preparation for the changes expected in ERA 2018. Creative arts was one of the disciplinary groups that took part in the ‘Impact’ exercise. The report clarifies the

Dancenorth Australia, one of Australia’s strongest emergent contemporary dance companies, is seeking a co-CEO Executive Director to progress its mission for bold creative collaborations, adventurous story telling and ambition.  The position is located in Townsville, Queensland and will be responsible for development and implementation of the company strategy, a company

At the end of this year, Professor Peter Roennfeldt will retire from Griffith University’s Queensland Conservatorium of Music after three decades. Peter served in executive roles for much of his tenure, including seven years as Director. An avid local history buff, Peter wrote the history of the Conservatorium, covering the

Writing in ‘Inside Philanthropy’ recently, Karen Brooks Hopkins reminds readers of a report into fundraising in creative arts released by the US National Centre for Arts Research last year.  While focused largely on the US, The NCAR Report on Fundraising Trends in Arts and Culture, contains advice and information that

IETM, the International network for contemporary performing arts, has released a new publication that  explores how disability is defined in contemporary dance. ‘Permission to Stare’ the newest edition to IETM’s ‘Fresh Perspectives’ series combines personal letters with a theoretical essay to explore the complexity of disability in the performing arts

As the 2017 academic year draws to a close, The School of Art & Design at ANU farewelled Greg Daly (Head of Ceramics), Wendy Teakel (Head of Sculpture), David Jenz (Foundation), and John Pratt (Printmedia and Drawing). They welcome Julie Bartholomew as the new Head of Ceramics, Alex Martinis Roe

New DDCA Web Officer Tom Barton. This will be the last edition of NiTRO for Travis Cox who has been our fabulous web officer since January 2017. Over the past few editions Travis has been combining his work on NiTRO with a position at the Virtual/Augmented Reality company FGMNT, and from

Event Dates: 25-26 January 2018Event Location: Norwegian Academy of Music / CEMPE – Centre of Excellence in Music Performance Education, Oslo.Website: Link Key educators and professionals from Europe and USA come to the Norwegian Academy of Music to discuss and identify how to solve the mismatch between training in higher music education and

Event Dates: 22 – 24 February 2018Event Location: Quebec City, CanadaWebsite: Link Writing in Ashley Owens in the Quebec Daily Examiner, Ashley Owens provides an overview of what conference attendees can expect: ‘What constitutes a studio practice, an artwork, the art market and the role of art today is expanding in ways never

Deadline for Abstracts: April 15, 2018Conference: 15-18 May 2018Event Location: Pompeu Fabra University, Campus de la Ciutadella, Carrer de Ramon Trias Fargas, 25-27, Barcelona, SpainWebsite: Link The Arts & Humanities Conference is focused especially on the following topics: History and Cultural Studies Philosophical and Religious Studies Literature Languages Performance Art (music, theatre,