NiTRO + Creative Matters

Perspectives on creative arts in higher education

Edition 35

Mental health is a major issue and one that suffers in parts from being a relatively hidden disease, even though mental health affects one in four of us in our lifetime … This issue is timely in many ways in the midst of a COVID pandemic, but timeless in

Flinders University’s new ASSEMBLAGE Creative Arts Centre is inviting creative practitioners to apply for artist in residence places and work with Flinders creative arts staff and students and industry as part of the Centre’s innovative and collaborative research plans. The Centre also incorporates “The Void”, the largest virtual reality and

Applications for paid fellowships in history and culture are being offered by the State Library of New South Wales. Applications close on 16 June 2021. Further information is available at:

The World Health Organisation has partnered with the Nordic Culture Fund to explore strategies for effectively implementing art in health care. The project which brings together bring together academics, artists, cultural institutions, health-care practitioners and policy-makers aims to identify effective strategies for introducing arts based interventions in healthcare settings. The

Queensland Conservatorium’s Professor Vanessa Tomlinson has been appointed as inaugural Director of Griffith University’s new Creative Arts Research Institute which commences in July 2021. Further information on the Institute will be provided in the next edition of NiTRO.

Birmingham City University’s International STEAM Conference will take place on Tuesday 13th July 2021, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (UK time) online. The conference is aimed at all those curious about interdisciplinary thinking. We explore what is STEAM thinking and why it is important within a Higher Education context. STEAM

Deadline for applications: 21 June 2021Website: The Indigenous Languages and Arts (ILA) program supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to express, preserve and maintain their cultures through languages and arts activities around Australia. The ILA program supports community-led organisations with grant funding administered through an annual open competitive grant

Date: Friday 11 June 2021Location: In person: Building 10.131 Lecture Theatre and Building 10 Foyer, Edith Cowan University, Mt Lawley Campus Also available by Webinar Website/bookings: ECU Galleries have partnered with the National Art School in Sydney to present Frame of mind: Mental health and the Arts. Artists and