NiTRO Creative Matters

Perspectives on creative arts in higher education

Edition 22

NiTRO celebrates its third anniversary in July 2019. Since our first edition in July 2016 we have produced 22 editions, which have been accessed by nearly 30,000 users from across the world. NiTRO articles are increasingly cited in scholarly literature and general media, and included in institutional repositories. While readership

Nominated MP Terence Ho, Executive Director of the Singapore Chinese Orchestra, has issued a call for the transfer of art institutions such as Lasalle College of the Arts and Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (Nafa) into fully-fledged art universities. Mr Ho said: “As an aspiring arts nation, I believe we

IETM has released a number of reports from its recent plenary meeting in Hull UK which focused on “inclusion in today’s societies, in their artistic representations and in the process of creation.” Everyone has an opinion, but only mine is right, looks at issues related to inclusion, diversity and difference;

Pro Bono, the not-for-profit website, has just launched a grants site in collaboration with Strategic Grants. Although the site includes a range of disciplinary granting bodies, it does include schemes and philanthropic funding sources interested in arts and culture. The site can be accessed at:

The Australian Research Council has announced seven new Linkage Projects grants in the field of Creative arts and writing. Our congratulations go to the successful recipients. Chief Investigators Administering university Project title Prof Dennis Del Favero; Prof Claude Sammut; Dr Fabri Blacklock; Dr Carol Oliver; Dr Susanne Thurow; Mr Matthew

The New South Wales Government has recently announced changes to its Arts and Cultural Funding Program including the creation of specific art form boards to conduct assessment of applications. Writing in The Guardian, National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA) Executive Director Esther Anatolitis has expressed concern about the impact

The Australia Council for the Arts has released a new report on the cultural and economic value of Australian Music. Described as the “first methodological study of how Australian artists are developed internationally through government and industry programs”, the report is the outcome of a three-year ARC Linkage project by

ELIA, the European League of Institutes of the Arts, has published a report from its December 2018 regional seminar on “Internationalisation in a post-Brexit Europe”. The symposium was designed to share knowledge on Brexit negotiations, student mobility and fees and the future of higher arts education institution collaboration in Europe.

The Orpheus Institute, an international centre of excellence focused on artistic research in music based in Belgium is seeking a research fellow to lead future artistic research with a unique historical resource. The Institute is seeking to appoint a full-time Research Fellow who will bring vision for the use of

Dates: 9 August-7 September 2019Location: UNSW Galleries, Courtyard Gallery, Cnr. Oxford Street and Greens Road, Paddington, SydneyWebsite: The Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship for Emerging Artists celebrates the work of early career Australian artists. Each year, Scholarships are awarded to assist with the cost of overseas travel to conduct research