NiTRO Creative Matters

Perspectives on creative arts in higher education

Edition 39

The Australian Government has released its National Indigenous Visual Arts Action Plan to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, organisations and businesses to 2025. The plan focuses on “building economic opportunities and safeguarding cultural practices in a modern digital environment” with specific actions around indigenous art spaces, digital infrastructure,

The Australian Government House of Representatives Communications and the Arts Committee has released its plan to assist the arts and cultural sector recovery from the impact of COVID and previous bushfires. The plan “Sculpting a National Cultural Plan” is available at: An excellent commentary and analysis of the plan

Congratulations to DDCA Board member Professor Craig Batty who was named by as top researcher in the field of film in The Australian’s 2021 Research Magazine list of 250 best researchers. Congratulations also to Professor Denise Ferris who received a Lifetime Achievement award at the recent ACUADS conference.

Award winning theatre director Sam Strong has been appointed as Executive Director – Creative Industries for Creative Victoria. He has previously played a leadership role in a range of Victorian and Queensland Theatre companies and national Festivals. His responsibilities at Creative Victoria includes strategic development research and international engagement.

Current Head of Dance Science at the UK’s Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Professor Emma Redding has been appointed as the incoming Director of the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA). Professor Redding’s current research includes large-scale musicians’ health study funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research

Event dates: 4-11 December 2021Location: Parade Theatre, SydneyWebsite: Sydney Conservatorium of Music and NIDA have teamed up to perform Benjamin Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Performances will take place at NIDA’s Parade Theatre from 4-11 December 2021

Welcome to Edition 39 of NiTRO, the last edition for 2021. Following on from our successful virtual forum in conjunction with the Australian Council for University Art & Design Schools on the 28th and 29th October, we take this opportunity to reflect on day one in which we compared

As we work our way back on the road to recovery our entertainment workers need to take care of their own mental health. The unstabling events around COVID-19 have had a devastating effect on our people at all levels. Entertainment Assist has provided as much free support content and resources

Congratulations to grant awardees announced in the recent ARC Discovery Indigenous grant scheme: Dr Ali Baker; Dr Simone Tur; Associate Professor Katerina Teaiwa; Mrs Faye Blanch; Dr Natalie Harkin; Dr Cindy Bennett; Dr Romaine Moreton  for project to develop an Indigenous Creative Arts Framework to reimagine and transform the Humanities