NiTRO Creative Matters

Perspectives on creative arts in higher education

Edition 28

By Russell Craig. Queensland College of Art Many colleagues, artists and friends who were teaching or educated at QCA Southbank, Gold Coast and Seven Hills campuses will remember fondly Charles Zuber who passed away on May 12th. Since joining QCA he made a significant contribution to many departments and was

This forced transition has highlighted our generosity of spirit and our collective belief in what we do. We have shared expertise, ideas, advice and knowledge to help each other in times of crisis, and for this I would like to thank everyone for their speedy and professional response to

How are University Art Museums coping with the closures and social distancing requirements brought about by COVID? In a fascinating piece in ArtsHub, Ted Snell explores how different Uni Art Museums have reinvented their offerings from digitised collections and Zoom symposia to 360 degree camera “walk throughs”.

The consulting firm and friend of the DDCA, Research Strategies Australia, has just released a new podcast series focussed on the future of the higher education and public research sectors. The Research Strategies Australia Podcast includes interviews with colleagues from around the globe working at the cutting edge of research

Notable Values is a specialist performing arts innovation consultancy led by Susan Eldridge, former Director and Founder of IgniteLAB and Associate Lecturer in Music (Entrepreneurship) at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. Susan has announced two new initiatives that may be of interest to NiTRO readers. Innovation in Higher Music Education:

Screen Australia has released new guidelines to assist COVID safe production. Produced by a taskforce that includes the Australian Film Television & Radio School (AFTRS), Screen Australia, the Media Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA), Screen Producers Australia (SPA), State and Territory agencies, Guilds, ABC, SBS, Ausfilm and major production companies,

With recent reports estimating that 3 out of 4 employed in the creative and performing arts sector facing job losses, Jo Caust’s recent article in The Conversation provides a timely consideration of how governments in Australia and internationally are seeking to ameliorate these losses. In the UK, A$319 million has

In the wake of COVID limitations, Art Schools in California are looking to introduce a ‘hybrid’ approach to art instruction for the next semester. University of California, Berkeley and California College of the Arts are considering the practicalities of combining online and lab-based attendance with other schools such as Cal

Congratulations to colleagues in UNSW and Adelaide who have recently been awarded ARC Linkage grants for projects in Field of Research code 19. UNSW will administer two projects: Designing for sustainability using a transformative repair model (researchers: Dr Guy Keulemans; Dr Trent Jansen; Mr Brian Parkes; Ms Lisa Cahill; Ms

Think Tank “A New Approach” has released a new insight report on the Australian Academy of the Humanities website that captures how middle income, middle aged swinging voters in regional and suburban Australia view arts and culture. Focus groups in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria were asked about the