NiTRO + Creative Matters

Perspectives on creative arts in higher education

Edition 12

ARTfinder, an online portal established by Arts Access Victoria to provide information for people with disability about arts activities, cultural institutions and events, is to be rolled out nationally.   Supported by Federal, State and Territory funding, ARTfinder will provide a searchable facility that shows disability-inclusive art programs and experiences

Event dates: 8-13 July 2018 Event Location: University of South Australia, AdelaideWebsite: UniSA Panpapanpalya 2018 will be one of the world’s largest gatherings of dancers, dance educators, and artists of all ages, generating new thoughts and ideas for dance learning and teaching in the 21st century. Panpapanpalya 2018 will be centered

Applicants for the Federal Government’s Visions of Australia regional exhibition touring fund have until 16 March to submit applications. The scheme supports arts and cultural heritage organisations to develop or tour exhibitions of cultural material that has historic, scientific, design, social or artistic significance. Further information and application guidelines is

The Department of Communications and the Arts has released its annual report on the  impact of National Cultural Institutions.  These include: The Australian National Maritime Museum; Bundanon Trust; The Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House; The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia; The National Gallery of Australia;

UK academic Professor Paul Gladston has been appointed as the inaugural Judith Neilson Chair of Contemporary Art at the University of New South Wales. Professor Gladston, a world expert in Chinese contemporary art and culture, is relocating from his position as Professor of Contemporary Visual Cultures and Critical Theory and

If this edition of NiTRO has whetted your appetite for the global arts education debate, the journal Australian Art Education has just issued a call for papers for a special issue that will focus on global narratives in art education. AAE Editor Martin Kerby explained: “When facing global issues and

There is still time to submit an application for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Cultural Diplomacy Grants Program. The Program provides support to showcase Australian artistic excellence and encourage innovative collaboration. The deadline for submissions to the 2018 program is 9 March. Further details on the program is

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