NiTRO Creative Matters

Perspectives on creative arts in higher education

Edition 46

Epidemiologists and music enthusiasts in Denmark have taken national data on covid cases from 2020 -2022 and converted it to sound that corresponds with the introduction of public health initiatives. Pandemic Rhythms, which aims to make science more accessible to the general public through this auditory perception, is published in

For many, 2022 has been a year of transition. Whether moving into new roles or university structures, new (or extended) forms of teaching and learning, different research and research training landscapes, not to mention refreshed national governance and priorities, many of our DDCA members will remember 2022 as the

In case you missed it, the Times Higher Education has a spotlight series on creativity in higher education which encourages greater inclusion of creativity and creative approaches to academic work. The site includes articles from academic staff across the world who outline examples of how they have sought to increase creativity

Preliminary findings in The Gender Pay Gap Among Australian Artists, a new report by David Throsby, Katya Petetskaya and Sunny Y. Shin highlights that female artists continue to earn less than their male counterparts and the disadvantage is further exacerbated for artists from non-English-speaking backgrounds. The research, based on data gathered

Research led by academics at the UK University of Exeter and funded by the AHRC has reported that ‘the arts and humanities had a significant and positive role to play during the COVID‐19 pandemic, and should be considered central to any government response to future crises alongside medical and economic

Victoria’s Arts Wellbeing Collective has released a guide for performing arts organisations and their collaborators that provides practical strategies to help improve mental health in the workplace. The Work Well Guide responds to research conducted by Victoria University and Entertainment Assist ( and to subsequent commissioned research which highlighted the increased

At the DDCA Annual General Meeting held in Melbourne this year, the DDCA Executive said farewell to two of its members. Professors Su Baker and Dennis del Favero. Interim President Professor Craig Batty thanked them for their contribution to DDCA and in particular Professor Su Baker, DDCA’s Founding President who has played