NiTRO Creative Matters

Perspectives on creative arts in higher education

Edition 44

Welcome to the latest edition of NiTRO. The clocks (for some) have moved forward, and I know many of us are looking forward to a well-earned summer break. But alas, there is still a lot to do before then!

Congratulations to Dr Amanda Morris who has been appointed as director to Charles Darwin University’s new Academy of the Arts. The new academy aims to offer tertiary creative arts education programs in visual, screen and performing arts to students in the Northern Territory with a focus on contemporary Australian art

While in Australia we grapple with the introduction of a much needed First Peoples’ Voice to Parliament, our Commonwealth cousins in Canada have released a research report which focuses on the value of Public Funding for Indigenous arts and cultures. The research project, conducted by the Canadian Council for the

SHAPE Futures is a new network for early and mid-career researchers in the humanities, arts and social sciences. Established by the Australian Academy of the Humanities and the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, SHAPE Futures will advocate for EMCRs in the humanities, arts and social sciences within and beyond

A New Approach has released a new report on Baby Boomer attitudes towards arts and culture. The report, Lifelong Perceptions of Arts and Culture among Baby Boomer Middle Australians, highlights the importance of cultural participation, intergenerational connection and memory making as part of the value of arts and culture. The report

The UK Good Universities Guide has released its rankings for 2023, and while we know all rankings are subject to much variation and methodology questions, the creative arts lists make for interesting reading for those who are into these systems. Below are the first ranked institutions for each of the arts

Congratulations go to the University of Sydney’s Dr Amanda Harris who has been recently awarded a Future Fellowship by the Australian Research Council for a project aiming to understand Australia’s cultural past by studying musical encounters. According to the ARC, the project is “Underpinned by multi-sensory conceptual frameworks (and) it aims

Application deadline: Wednesday, November 15, 2022Location: New York, USWebsite: Amant has announced the annual call for applications for its Studio & Research Residency Program in New York City. Amant’s 2023–2024 international studio and research residency program offers two iterations: Fall and Spring. Artists at all stages of their careers

Submission deadline: 15 December 2022Conference dates: 13–15 April 2023Event location: College of Fine Arts, Ohio University, USWebsite: In collaboration with several departments at Ohio University, the College of Fine Arts is pleased to organise this international conference, “Global Arts in the Digital Age,” as part of the third Global Arts

Following Education Minister Jason Clare’s announcement that the 2023 ERA would be delayed to allow development of a “modern, data driven assessment model”, the Australian Research Council has advised the membership of the new working group charged with consulting and advising on this task.  Members are: Michelle Duryea (Convenor, Research Officer