NiTRO Creative Matters

Perspectives on creative arts in higher education


The merger of the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) and the Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) in Ireland to create a university of creative arts is one of the recommendations of a report on the future of Irish arts education. The proposal is currently

The 2017 plenary meeting of IETM,  the International network for contemporary performing arts,  met in Bucharest in April to consider the current position of artists in cultural policies. In 1980, UNESCO adopted a recommendation to protect the rights of artists to establish unions and professional associations and for these associations

ANU Masters graduate sculptor Anton Poon, whose work is included Drill Hall Gallery collection and featured in the Sculpture in the Paddock awards, has been caught up in the recent changes to the 457 visa categories.  Following the removal of the profession of “sculptor” from key occupations lists,  Mr Poon,

Australia Council CEO Tony Grybowski has announced the successful applicants for the 2017/18 Australia Council’s international residency awards. Twenty-one creative writers, visual and performing artists across Australia will undertake residencies in a range of global locations including: Künstlerhaus Bethanien (Berlin); Omi International Arts Centre (New York); Nashville Songwriters’ Residency (Nashville);

The beginning of an international research project to consider the factors that influence artistic and cultural practice in the ASEAN region.