NiTRO Creative Matters

Perspectives on creative arts in higher education

Edition 18

Image courtesy UNSW A&D Opening to the public on Tuesday 27th from 5pm, UNSW Art & Design’s ANNUAL Graduate Exhibition is Australia’s largest and most diverse showcase of graduate contemporary art, design and creative media work. The A&D ANNUAL 18 features an unmatched array of exciting new work from participating

In late October we heard the sad news that conductor, composer and Sydney Conservatorium educator Richard Gill passed away. We thank Sydney Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney for their kind permission to share their moving acknowledgement of the contribution that he made to Australian music.  A lifetime championing music education

The next six months is going to be an interesting time, and we imagine that there will much said and disputed as we move the towards the next federal election.

New analysis released by the Bureau for Communications and Arts Research (BCAR) shows that in 2016-17 cultural and creative activity contributed $111.7 billion to the Australian economy with the largest contributors being design and fashion. Although this represents 6.4 percent of GDP, the report notes that this is actually a decline

Any Jazz researchers looking to take time out from their practice with a bit of reading over the break might be interested in a new book released by Rob Burke (Monash) and Andrys Onsman (Melbourne). Rob has provided some further information on the book published by Routledge below and information on

ArtsHub has produced a useful guide to prospective students in the process of selecting their tertiary study program and institution. Based on responses from educators and industry professionals to the question: “What is the one key piece of advice you would offer secondary school students to help them in making

A new report by the Deans of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (DASSH) takes on the difficult task of articulating the value of the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) disciplines to Australia’s future. The report, Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Degrees: Powering Workforce Transformation Through Creativity, Critical Thinking and

The Australia Council has been busy with its end of year reports. In addition to its annual report, Why Arts Matter, it has released a report on the role that art plays in international tourism for Australia. The report: International Arts Tourism – Connecting Cultures, uses data from Tourism Research

Two new research reports out of the UK indicate that the digital capture and screening of live performances is failing to attract the wider and more diverse audiences anticipated. It had originally been hoped that digitally capturing live arts performances and screening them online or in cinemas/community locations would increase

University of Melbourne Vice President (Engagement) Adrian Collette AM has been announced as the incoming CEO of the Australia Council for the Arts. Adrian has extensive arts leadership experience including 16 years as CEO of Opera Australia and as Managing Director of Reed Books, Elsevier. He has been a member