NiTRO + Creative Matters

Perspectives on creative arts in higher education

Edition 14

As students and graduates start to embark on their professional arts career, an ABC report earlier this year into the ‘hidden costs’ borne by professional artists is worth a re-read.  Interviews with young artists reveal that ‘expenses like materials, labour and transportation of artworks to and from galleries’ and fees

Sam Walsh AO  has been announced by Minister Mitch Fifield as the 13th Chair of the Australia Council for the Arts. Mr Walsh, formerly Global CEO of Rio Tinto, has served on the Board of the Australia Council since late 2016 and is the current Chair of the Art Gallery

Closer inspection of the government’s research infrastructure plan by the Australian Academy of Humanities has revealed that the bulk of the $53.4M allocated to Platforms for HASS over the next five years will not deliver for the 41% of the national research workforce that works in the HASS sector. AAH President

The Australian Research Council has announced the members of the Research Evaluation Committee for the next round of ERA: Professor Han Baltussen, The University of Adelaide (Classics & ancient history) Professor Susan Broomhall, The University of Western Australia (history) Associate Professor Maryrose Casey, Monash University (performance studies, cultural history and

New Zealand PM Jacinda Aderne has pledged to “place more emphasis on integrating the arts and culture sector into all policy areas, into our regional economic development strategy”.  Speaking on the launch of the most recent report into New Zealanders and the Arts, she said, “You only need to look

After 15 years in the Editor’s seat at Griffith Review, Julianne Schultz is handing over to author and journalist Associate Professor Ashley Hay who will take up the position in July.  Under Julianne’s editorship Griffith Review has featured many Australian writers, artists and academics and has brought the work of

A new report into UK film, broadcasting, publishing and performing arts has revealed a startling lack of diversity within the sector. The report, Panic! Social Class, Taste and Inequalities in the Creative Industries produced by Dave O’Brien, Orian Brook, and Mark Taylor from Edinburgh and Sheffield Universities, includes interviews with nearly 250 professionals

Projects on interactive aesthetics in contemporary performance design and audio watermarking techniques for tracing multimedia piracy are amongst the most recent grants to be awarded under the ARC Linkage Projects scheme. Our Congratulations go to Professor Dennis Del Favaro (UNSW) and Professor Yong Xiang (Deakin) and their respective teams.

There are still a few days left to get applications for Fellowships to the Australia Council.  Fellowships provide $80,000 to support practicing artists or arts workers for up to 2 years with the creation of new work, research and development, experimentation, collaborations, skills development, professional development and training, residencies and

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