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”

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: 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

Event date: 6.30pm 26 March 2020 Event location: Wilin Garden, Southbank Campus, The University of Melbourne, MelbourneWebsite: Wilin Jams is an open invitation for everyone to come together, jam and celebrate the pivotal contribution of Indigenous artists throughout Victoria. The first 2020 Wilin Jams session features neo-soul supergroup Izy.

Congratulations to the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) at Edith Cowan University which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year with a whole host of performances throughout the year. Details of the events are available at:

Event dates: 1.10pm Every Monday during semesterEvent location: Melba Hall, University of Melbourne, Parkville, MelbourneWebsite: Melbourne Conservatorium’s lunch hour concerts have commenced with a strong line up of performances planned for the first semester. These include Head of Guitar, Dr Ken Murray and guest artists in a program that explores

Event date: 24-26 June 2020 Event location: NUI Galway, Galway, IrelandWebsite: The Fifteenth International Conference on the Arts in Society features research addressing the following annual themes: Arts Education; Arts Theory and History; New Media Technology and the Arts; and The Arts in social, political and community life. It