NiTRO + Creative Matters

Perspectives on creative arts in higher education

Edition 41

Welcome to the 41st edition of NiTRO, our second for 2022. The pandemic is still very much with us as we are open up and international travel returns. Most students have returned to campus, yet classes continue to be plagued by high levels of absenteeism, and academics manage a

A new report produced by the National Endowment for the Arts and the US Bureau of Economic Analysis highlights the economic impact of COVID on the arts and culture sector in the US. It notes that the performing arts were one of the hardest hit areas of the US economy suffering

The Australia Council has appointed two new heads of practice. Zohar Spatz and Sarah Greentree will join the Australia Council’s Sector Development Team in May to take up their roles as Head of Community and Experimental and Head of Dance and Multi Arts respectively.

Creative Arts staff at DDCA member institutions are invited to contribute to upcoming editions of NiTRO: Edition 42: The state of the PhD in Creative Arts. (Co-editor: Professor David Cross, Deakin) deadline for contributions: 27 May 2022 Edition 43: Collaboration and interdisciplinarity (working title) (Co-editor: Professor Vanessa Tomlinson, Griffith) deadline

Event dates: Deadline for papers: 9 May 2022 Event dates: STEAM conference: 18 – 20 October (Research day: 20 October) Event location: Birmingham City University, Birmingham UK and online Website: https://steamhouse.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/CALL-FOR-PAPERS-STEAMConf22.pdf The International STEAM Conference will be taking place over the course of three days with a full day dedicated

Event dates: Call for Papers deadline: 29 April 2022 Conference dates: 1-3 December 2022 Event location: Melbourne, Victoria and online Website:  https://aaanz.info/aaanz-home/conferences/2022-conference-demonstrations/ The AAANZ Annual Conference for 2022, jointly hosted by the Centre of Visual Art, University of Melbourne and Monash University’s School of Art, Design and Architecture,  is prompted