NiTRO Creative Matters

Perspectives on creative arts in higher education

Edition 40

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to Edition 40 of NiTRO, my first welcome as the new President of the DDCA. As I begin my term, challenges will continue and likely intensify. Recent change proposals for the Australian Research Council, government vetos on peer approved grants, and

The Irish Government has announced its intention to introduce a basic income for 3 years for artists. The Basic Income for the Arts scheme will provide a weekly payment to enable artists to pursue their creativity. It will apply only to a specific number of artists and a consultation to determine details

The recordings of the 2021 ACUADS/DDCA Conference have now been edited and uploaded. To access the recordings, you can visit the 2021 ACUADS/DDCA Conference website. The recordings are listed under each session in the schedule. You can also access the recordings via the ACUADS Youtube channel. 

Congratulations to ECU and WAPPA Professor Geoffrey Lancaster who was awarded an AO for his distinguished service to the arts, particularly music, through education, performance, research and philanthropy.

Bronwen Neil, Karen Pearlman, Kate Rossmanith and Tom Murray have just published a piece in Campus Review on understandings of “research” and the upcoming ERA guidelines. They are inviting feedback concerning the ERA23 Guidelines Submission and the notion of the value accorded to scholarly books compared to large-scale creative works.

A recent report by A New Approach that arts and culture businesses had received more than $4billion in COVID support has been debunked by a recent article by Ben Eltham reported by ArtsHub. Apparently, it is all down to the fact that the ABS definition of “the cultural and creative

A new report ‘Reshaping policies for creativity: addressing culture as a global public good’ released by UNESCO has called upon governments across the world to improve labour protection and wages for artists and cultural workers. Commentary in The Guardian noted that the global creative economy had lost over 10 million

Deadline for proposals: 15 April 2022Website: National Gallery of Victoria is inviting proposals for 15 minute papers for its Observations symposium which will explore what it means to study the work of women today. Paper proposals of no more than 200 words, along with a 150-word biographical note, and

Deadline for applications: 28 March 2022Website: Funding is available for activities that support community-led Indigenous languages and arts activities. 

Proposals due: 1 May 2022Website:│-unlikely-journal-for-creative-arts-issue-9-resistance How might we understand the various and intersecting critical concerns of resistance? What is resistance as a creative act? This issue of Unlikely responds to the relationship between creative practices and/as resistance. The peer-reviewed edition will coincide with a series of public programs and