NiTRO Creative Matters

Perspectives on creative arts in higher education

Edition 12

Conference Dates: 30 March – 1 April 2018Event Location: Hyōgo Prefectural Museum of Art & Art Center Kobe, Kobe, JapanWebsite: ACAH 2018 The 2018 conference takes the theme: “Recentering: Asian Spaces, Cultures and Ideas in the 21st Century”.  It invites academics, artists, writers and students to explore the challenges of multi-faceted

Conference dates: 6-9 December 2018Call for papers deadline: 19 April 2018Event Location: Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Edith Cowan University, Perth. Western AustraliaWebsite: MSA website The function of art has been considered a kind of mirroring, wherein art reflects the world (imitation for Aristotle; and a mirror revealing the world’s

Call for abstracts: 9 March 2018Conference dates: 1-3 June 2018Event Location: Paris Cat Jazz Club, Melbourne, VictoriaWebsite: So What The Australasian Jazz and Improvisation Research Network (AJIRN) is pleased to announce a call for papers/presentations for a 3-day research conference on jazz and improvised music presented by The Sir Zelman Cowen School

Here in Australian higher arts education, we are presiding over some ‘interesting’ times ourselves. With a divided polity, seemingly, but not only, separated along education and value and belief system lines, we are finding an astonishing and baffling suspicion of ‘expertise’ and what has been called ‘wilful ignorance’ or the

Event Dates: 4 – 7 June 2018Event Location: Meat Market, North Melbourne, VictoriaWebsite: MGA 2018 Museums Galleries Australia brings  together current and future leaders and decision-makers in museums, galleries and governments from across Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. The MGA2018 conference will include a full program of speakers, workshops, masterclasses, social

The Department of Arts and Communication are calling for authors and creators who have released a book in the last five years to use the online portal to register to receive lending rights.  The Department’s media release explains: ‘‘The public and educational lending right schemes compensate Australian creators and publishers

Conference Dates: 21 – 24 March 2018Event Location: Margaret River, WAWebsite: Emergence Creative Festival 3 days of inspiring keynotes, hands-on workshops, out-of-the-box colabs and incredible satellite events. Each year the festival attracts professionals and emerging creatives from music, film, photography, advertising, digital and the visual arts to one of the world’s

Victorian College of the Arts graduate and Adjunct Professor at Queensland College of Art Jenny Watson has been awarded the Mordant Family/Australia Council Fellowship at the American Academy in Rome. The Fellowship provides a two-month residency in Rome which will allow Jenny, one of Australia’s leading artists, the opportunity to

Conference Dates: 26-29 June 2018Event Location: RMIT, MelbourneWebsite: ACEI 2018 ACEI2018 aims to provide a forum for discussion on a range of issues impacting the arts and culture, and for the first time the conference will also address issues related to sport. The conference brings together a range of academics from

Each year brings new faces to Australia’s tertiary arts institutions and sadly farewells familiar colleagues who move on to new pastures. These are just a small selection sent by our institutions: Alex Martinis Roe has relocated from Berlin to join ANU as Head of Sculpture, School of Art & Design