NiTRO Creative Matters

Perspectives on creative arts in higher education

Edition 15

Congratulations to DDCA President Su Baker whose contribution to tertiary arts was recognised with the award of an AM (Member In The General Division) in the Australian Honours announced on 11 June 2018. As those who know her are aware, Su’s seemingly indefatigable support for tertiary creative arts has been

The University of Western Australia Conservatorium of Music has joined with the Western Australian Symphony Orchestra to offer a new Masters program that allows students to transition to a professional music career.  Students will not only receive mentoring and lessons by WASO members but will also play alongside them in

Congratulations to Monash University lecturer Andrew Brook who has been appointed as Artistic Director for the Sydney Biennale in 2020. Andrew, an interdisciplinary artist and recipient of a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship, has said that his aim as artistic director will be to “shine a light on the active, stable

US-based organisation Freemuse and the Society for Ethnomusicology has announced an agreement to collaborate to support global freedom of artistic expression. The MOU is the start of a framework that sees protection of artistic creativity as a basic human right. The announcement comes as Freemuse releases The State of Artistic

A new report, Careers in the arts: Visions for the future, based on a 3-year research program, has been released by Creative Europe and ELIA. The report includes case studies from higher education and professional arts practice that focus upon how to make a living from the arts. The report is

Three arts related projects are amongst the most recent announcement of ARC Linkage Projects funding: Digitising art projects Archive led by Professor John Potts; Professor Ross Harley; Dr John Kaldor; Professor Nicole Anderson; Dr Scott East and administered by Macquarie University; Meaningfully communicating the value of arts and culture through

Former Head of TV Policy, Strategy and Governance at the ABC, Michael Brealey has been appointed as new Chief Operating Officer at Screen Australia, taking over from Fiona Cameron who has moved to ACMA. Brealey, whose career also includes with Vodafone and the Federal Government, has expressed support for “supporting

The government has released a report announcing ways to better support students. ‘Improving retention, completion and success in higher education’, produced by the Higher Education standards panel recommends improved guidance to students on enrolment and career choices as well as improved institutional strategies to address student wellbeing and associated benchmarks.

The Australian Research Council has announced a full review of the current ANZSRC classifications, which include Type of Activity, Field of Research (FOR) and Socio Economic Objective. The classifications are used for statistical analysis and identify fields of research for grant funding and ERA assessments. The review which will be

As Rupert Myer’s six-year tenure as Australia Council Chair comes to a close, CEO Tony Grybowski has praised his contribution and role in transforming the Council: “Rupert has provided steady leadership through a period of significant change across arts policy and practice, as well as major shifts in the broader