NiTRO + Creative Matters

Perspectives on creative arts in higher education

Edition 26

Former Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) Director Julie Banks has been appointed as Head of Strategic Collections at the University of Melbourne’s new Museum and Collections Department. Her key role will be to “develop and deliver a vision, roadmap and strategic framework focused on access and global engagement”

“Over the ditch” in New Zealand, both of Dunedin’s major tertiary institutions will start the year with new creative leadership. At the University of Otago, Professor Anthony Ritchie takes over as Head of the new Performing Arts school with the task of bringing together the music, theatre and dance programmes

Deadline: 29 April 2020Website: https://www.screenrights.org/cultural-fund/cultural-fund-guidelines The Screenrights Cultural Fund is inviting proposals from Australian and New Zealand applicants for initiatives that contribute to a healthy local screen sector.  Funding of up to A$50k is available for a range of projects, such as: projects that break down barriers to access, and

Expressions of interest are invited from the visual and performing arts and creative writing for the 2020 Australian Antarctic Arts Fellowship. The Fellowship, supported by the Australian Network for Art and Technology will enable the successful fellow to travel to Australian research stations on the Antarctic continent or on sub-Antarctic

Event dates: 10–11 July 2020Event location: National Gallery of Australia, CanberraWebsite: https://nga.gov.au/symposia The Know My Name conference celebrates the role of women as artists, intellectuals, researchers, mentors and activists now and into the future. This special event brings together established and emerging artists, curators and academics from across the world

The Australian Research Council has announced up to $12 million in funding for projects under a Special Research Initiative for Australian Society, History and Culture. Funding of between $20,000 and $100,000 per annum for up to three years is available for research projects focused on Australian and Aboriginal and Torres

Call for papers deadline: 6 March 2020Conference date: 15-17 September 2020Event location: University of Sydney, Sydney AustraliaWebsite: https://sydney.edu.au/museum/whats-on/umac-2020.html The 2020 UMAC conference theme is “New Destinations: Looking Forward / Looking Back”. As the operating environment of higher education is changing, museums and collections can play a significant role in helping

De Montfort University in the UK is commencing a five-year project to explore how how audiences and performers experience ‘liveness’ in performances. The collaborative study, which was funded by the European Research Council under the €1.9m (£1.6m) NEUROLIVE project, will be led by contemporary dance choreographer Matthias Sperling and includes

The Australia Council for the Arts has released a new report: Domestic Arts Tourism: Connecting the Country as a follow up to their previous report on international arts tourism. The report highlights the importance of the arts to domestic tourism and the growth of First Nation arts and crafts as

Congratulations to tertiary creative arts colleagues who received honours in the Australia Day 2020 awards: Professor Larissa Behrendt was awarded an AO for distinguished service to Indigenous education and research, to the law, and to the visual and performing arts. The following colleagues were awarded an AM: Emeritus Professor Warren