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

Event Dates: 27–29 June 2018Event Location: Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver, CanadaWebsite: Link The Thirteenth International conference on The Arts in Society has adopted a special focus theme: How Art Makes Things Happen—Situating Social Practice in Research, Practice, and Action; in addition to themes on Arts Education; Arts Theory and

Conference dates: 9- 12 September 2018Deadline for call for proposals: 31 January 2018Event Location: Spazju Kreattiv, Valetta, MaltaWebsite: Link A call for proposals for papers, panels, workshops, screenings, performances, installations or round-table discussions is now open for DHRA 2018 which will take place in Malta in September 2018. The conference will feature

Event Dates: 21 -24 February 2018Event Location: Los Angeles Convention Center, L.A. USAWebsite: Link CAA’s Annual Conference consists of four days and over 300 presentations, panel discussions, workshops, special events, and exhibitions exploring the study, practice, and history of art and visual culture. As the best-attended international forum in the visual arts, the

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