NiTRO Creative Matters

Perspectives on creative arts in higher education

Edition 16

This issue turns the mirror to reflect on ourselves, and how we have innovated and adapted on a local level to both external and institutional influences on our teaching and our scholarship.

The team at Springer have sent recent details of new releases that might be of interest to readers: New Directions in Teaching Theatre Arts, edited by Anne Fliotsos and Gail Medford, tracks recent developments in undergraduate theatre teaching;  The Palgrave Handbook of Race and the Arts in Education, edited by

Although typically jobs in tertiary creative arts are few and far between, UNSW is currently advertising five positions for its galleries: Deputy Director Exhibitions Manager Exhibition Coordinator Public Engagement and Events Officer Gallery Assistant All positions are based at UNSW in Sydney, but be quick as applications close on 9

The Australian Research Council has announced panel members for the 2018 Engagement and Impact assessment.  Members include university staff and end users: Professor Gerard Goggin, University of Sydney (Chair) Dr Judith Bishop, Appen  Mr Michael Campbell, WestWords Ms Jillian Comber, Comber Consultants Pty Ltd Associate Professor Penelope Edmonds, University of

The merger of the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) and the Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) in Ireland to create a university of creative arts is one of the recommendations of a report on the future of Irish arts education. The proposal is currently

Australian Screen Production Education and Research Association (ASPERA) has recently released a report designed to assist researchers and research managers to better understand and evaluate creative research in screen production. The Report, Measuring Excellence in Screen Production Research, captures the ideas, views and suggestions of the ASPERA community and provides guidelines

A new book by Flinders Uni Professor Julian Meyrick and colleagues, Robert Phiddian and Tully Barnett: What Matters? Talking Value in Australian Culture published by Monash University Press, explores the current political preoccupation with metrics and measurement when applied to cultural value. Julian explained: “The book does not present another

Dates: 27-30 September 2018Location: Recital Hall East and Atrium, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, SydneyWebsite: This four-day event brings together musicians interested in exploring the meaning of notation from the 1800s. Join us as we experimentally apply well-documented 19th century expressive practices in performance.

Conference dates: 1-2 December 2018Location: Sydney, AustraliaWebsite: The conference will feature presentations on the latest research in performing arts healthcare, as well as practical workshops. The Keynote Speaker is Dr. Shona Halson, Senior Recovery Physiologist at the ‪Australian Institute of Sport. Her presentation will provide invaluable insight into how performance enhancement

Conference: 22-24 January, 2019Call for abstracts deadline: 15 December 2018Website: The conference call for papers covers a wide range of disciplines and full publication opportunities in conference proceedings and in the Journal of WEI Business and Economics (JWEIBE) and West East Journal of Social Sciences (WEJSS).