NiTRO + Creative Matters

Perspectives on creative arts in higher education


Edith Cowan University has won the bid to build a major creative campus in the heart of the city, linking the business area of Perth to the cultural district of Northbridge. The new $695m building will be built in Yagan Square as part of the city link project and is

Melbourne Conservatorium staff and students are busily moving in to their new home at the heart of Melbourne University’s art precinct on Southbank. The $109 million Ian Potter Southbank Centre is the centrepiece of the University’s major $200 million Southbank campus transformation. The Centre, which received major philanthropic support from

Closer inspection of the government’s research infrastructure plan by the Australian Academy of Humanities has revealed that the bulk of the $53.4M allocated to Platforms for HASS over the next five years will not deliver for the 41% of the national research workforce that works in the HASS sector. AAH President

The Australian Government has released the national roadmap for research infrastructure highlighting its investment priorities to build national excellence. Its nine areas of focus for investment include digital data and e-research platforms as well as platforms for humanities, arts and social sciences. The roadmap specifically prioritises the harmonisation of current

By Associate Professor Cat Hope — In the current funding environment where support for independent artists is reducing, and many venues are less accessible or appropriate for evolving contemporary practices, visual and performing arts schools in universities have an important role to play.