NiTRO Creative Matters

Perspectives on creative arts in higher education

Edition 23

The Australian Council of Deans and Directors of Creative Arts (DDCA) is holding a leadership forum and round table in October for its members. Heads of School, Deans, Directors of creative arts schools, or their nominees, are invited to join colleagues in round table discussion on two of the key issues

Southern Cross University has announced 2019 Miles Franklin Award winner Melissa Lucashenko as the recipient of its inaugural Barry Conyngham Creative Arts Fellowship. Ms Lucashenko received the 2019 Miles Franklin Award, for her latest novel Too Much Lip published by University of Queensland Press. This award comes on top of

The Design Institute of Australia has announced its 2019 Graduate of the Year Award recipients: Jordan Domjahn (QUT) – Madeline Lester Award Eitan Broude (Curtin) – Australian Fashion Design Jordan Domjahn (QUT) – Australian Industrial / Product Design Oscar Giraldo  (Torrens University, Billy Blue College of Design) – Australian Interior Decoration Zarah

Dr Richard Kurth, former Director of the University of British Columbia Music School, has been appointed as Director of Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. Dr Kurth, who has also worked at McGill University and the University of Western Ontario, acknowledged the contribution of his predecessor, Professor Gary McPherson who has held

A new report by Diversity Arts Australia has called for a range of measures to include representation of CALD Australians in arts leadership and increased research and policy inclusion measures. The report, Shifting the Balance: Cultural Diversity in Leadership within the Australian Arts, Screen and Creative Sectors, revealed that CALD

New research by Norwegian researchers Laura Kim Sommer and Christian A. Klöckner has shown that artistic works do have the capacity to change viewers’ perspectives on climate change, but their research indicates that it is restricted to a particular artistic style. Their research, reported in the journal Psychology of Aesthetics,

Federal Education Minister Dan Tehan has announced four new conditions that will be applied to universities seeking Commonwealth funding from 2020. Universities will be required to report performance on four measures: graduate employment outcomes; student success; student experience; and enrolment of Indigenous, disadvantaged and rural students. Let’s hope that universities

According to recent media reports, nearly two thirds of expression of interest applications for operational funding from arts organisations to the Australia Council have been rejected in the first round. This year was the first to adopt this EOI approach to securing funding for January 2021 to December 2024. Those

Event date: 27 August 2019Event location: Ian Potter Southbank Centre, 43 Sturt Street, Southbank, MelbourneWebsite: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/conyngham-at-75-tickets-64407103380 A concert of works for chamber orchestra composed by the Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, Professor Barry Conyngham AM, conducted by Richard Davis, and highlighting the performance staff of the

Event date: 18 September 2019Event location: State Library of New South Wales, SydneyWebsite: https://www.humanities.org.au/symposia/special-event-1909 The Workforce Futures – Humanising our Digital Transformation event brings together a panel of researchers, practitioners and policy-makers to discuss the Humanities in our digital future focusing on the unique perspectives and workforce-relevant skills and knowledge