NiTRO + Creative Matters

Perspectives on creative arts in higher education

Federal Government

The Department of Arts and Communication are calling for authors and creators who have released a book in the last five years to use the online portal to register to receive lending rights.  The Department’s media release explains: ‘‘The public and educational lending right schemes compensate Australian creators and publishers

The Bureau of Communications and Arts Research is inviting feedback on its review of the Code of Conduct for Copyright Collecting societies, which is examining the best way to secure transparency, efficiency and confidence in Australia’s copyright management system. Written submissions will be accepted until 14 March. Copies of the

The Australia Council and UKARIA Cultural Centre have announced a new scheme which will support composers and musicians to spent 10 days at the UKARIA facilities near Adelaide to develop new creative work. Applications are open to multidisciplinary groups of up to 10 artists led by musicians and/or composers. Funding

ARTfinder, an online portal established by Arts Access Victoria to provide information for people with disability about arts activities, cultural institutions and events, is to be rolled out nationally.   Supported by Federal, State and Territory funding, ARTfinder will provide a searchable facility that shows disability-inclusive art programs and experiences

Applicants for the Federal Government’s Visions of Australia regional exhibition touring fund have until 16 March to submit applications. The scheme supports arts and cultural heritage organisations to develop or tour exhibitions of cultural material that has historic, scientific, design, social or artistic significance. Further information and application guidelines is

There is still time to submit an application for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Cultural Diplomacy Grants Program. The Program provides support to showcase Australian artistic excellence and encourage innovative collaboration. The deadline for submissions to the 2018 program is 9 March. Further details on the program is

The economic and statistical research unit of the Federal Department of Communication has now added arts to its remit to provide ‘research, economic and data analysis…to support fact-based policy development and advice’. Reflecting this in a name change to the Bureau of Communications and Arts Research (BCAR), it promises to