NiTRO Creative Matters

Perspectives on creative arts in higher education


The Irish Government has announced its intention to introduce a basic income for 3 years for artists. The Basic Income for the Arts scheme will provide a weekly payment to enable artists to pursue their creativity. It will apply only to a specific number of artists and a consultation to determine details

In Ireland and the UK, those of us who teach film theory and practice at academic institutions had to adapt quickly to assist students attempting to complete creative practice projects during 2020 and 2021. Suddenly the usual array of filmmaking opportunities was vastly reduced.

The merger of the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) and the DĂșn 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