NiTRO Creative Matters

Perspectives on creative arts in higher education

Edition 30

Welcome to the 30th edition of NiTRO in which Professor Cat Hope co-edits a discussion on interdisciplinarity, timely in the context of a new normal brought about by a rethink of our practices and traditions in a post-COVID world.

DDCA and ACUADS responded to the government’s proposed changes, including new fee structures, contained in the Job-ready Graduates Package released on 11 August for public consultation. The consultation period closed on 17 August 2020. The proposed legislation included changes to student fees related to subject clusters. Details on the proposed legislation

The Australia Council is calling for nominations for the National Arts and Disability 2020 Awards. The aim of the awards is to celebrate the achievement of established and emerging artists and the contribution of artists with disability to Australian Art. All forms of art practice are included and the deadline for

Congratulations to Professor Brydie-Leigh Bartleet from the Queensland Conservatorium who has been awarded Future Fellow funding in the most recent ARC announcement. Professor Bartleet’s project will focus on the role of community music in addressing social inequalities in Australia. The research expects to map and analyse a range of social outcomes

The ARC has opened its public consultation as part of its review of ERA. The aim of this review is to: simplify and streamline the programs take advantage of recent developments in technology and big data ensure the programs continue to reflect world’s best practice and respond to the ongoing

QUT’s Creative Industries Faculty is to join with Education and Social Justice in recently announced restructure. The new Faculty of Creative Industries, Education and Social Justice will be one of five faculties in the new academic structure: new Faculty of Business and Law: (School of Justice moves to Creative Industries) new Faculty of

Australian Academy of Humanities-based group A New Approach has released a new report exploring policy drivers that have influenced cultural and creative policies over the past 70 years. The report Behind the scenes: Drivers of arts and cultural policy in Australia and beyond identifies a number of opportunities for improvement

The Federal Government has established a new taskforce who will provide advice and direction to the Government’s plans to rebuild the arts sector post-COVID-19 in partnership with government and the Australia Council. The Taskforce will be chaired by Elizabeth Ann Macgregor OBE, Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

The Australia Council is inviting applications for a head of visual arts to help inform future policy for the Australian visual arts sector. The two-year full-time appointment will play a key role in advocacy for the sector and shaping future opportunities, policy and issues. Applications close on 30 August 2020. Further information

The Australian Council of Deans of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (DASSH) has announced a new executive line up. President Cathy Coleborne, an historian from Newcastle University will be joined by international relations scholar Nick Bisley (La Trobe) as secretary, Annamarie Jagose (feminist studies, Uni Sydney) as treasurer and Tony