NiTRO Creative Matters

Perspectives on creative arts in higher education

Edition 33

New research published by Economics Professor Karol Jan Borowiecki highlights the importance of including artistic activity in economics analysis. Professor Borowiecki looked at artists in the US across four domains: visual arts, literary arts, performing arts, and music over 160 years to explore how they shape society. He looked at both ‘famous’ artists and, using census data, ‘artists

We take stock of our institutions one year on from the outbreak of COVID-19, and gaze into our hazy crystal ball to see what might lay ahead in these uncertain and unpredictable times.

The Sir Zelman Cowan School of Music and Performance at Monash University is seeking to fill a number of postgraduate positions:    PhD. Scholarship associated with an ARC project which aims to develop a model of the signature pedagogies and environmental supports that foster the 21st century skills of creativity, innovation, collaboration and

The six year partnership between the University of South Australia and the Academy headed by jazz musician James Morrison appears to be at an end. Undergraduate and post graduate programs offered at UniSA through the Academy will be phased out and there will be no new student intake in 2021.

The Australian Academy of Humanities has announced a 12-month study to map Australia’s research and training capacity in China studies and identify areas for improved knowledge-building and capacity. The Mapping Australia’s China Knowledge Capability project aims to review Australia’s current needs and existing capacities in research and training about China and identify areas of excellence and

Over the Christmas break the ARC has announced a number of new grants awarded. In creative arts these include: Hearing the music of early New South Wales, 1788-1860. Chief Investigators: Professor Neal Peres Da Costa; Dr Amanda Harris; Professor Jakelin Troy; Dr Toby Martin; Dr Matthew Stephens  Physical musicality: Optimising lived experience among older adults. Chief investigators: Professor William

The Journal of Art, Design and Communication in Higher Education (ADCHE) is a well-established international journal which welcomes articles relating to learning and teaching in higher education creative arts disciplines. The journal was founded over 10 years ago and was one of the first to offer opportunities to publish and

Professor Bernard Lanskey has been appointed as the incoming Director of Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University. Pianist Professor Lanskey is currently Dean of the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music at the National University of Singapore. He will commence with Queensland Conservatorium in July.