NiTRO Creative Matters

Perspectives on creative arts in higher education


The DDCA in consultation with The Australasian Association of Writing Programs (AAWP) a Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools (ACUADS) and Australian Screen Production Education and Research Association (ASPERA) and Interior Design/Interior Architecture Educators Association (IDEA) have made a submission to the Australian Universities Accord Interim Report 2023.

‘On Friday 30 January 2023 we welcomed the Australian Government’s National Cultural Policy – Revive; a place for every story, a story for every place. The centrepiece of Revive is the establishment of Creative Australia, an expanded and modernised Australia Council, a transformational step in the evolution of the organisation.’ Read more @ Creative

‘The “hub and spoke” research model proposed by Australia’s biggest universities ignores how mid-sized institutions have had a profound influence on advancing knowledge globally.; Read more @ The Financial Review… Read more @ Swinburne…

‘”Implementation of these recommendations will improve the governance of the ARC, strengthen the integrity of decision-making processes and minimise political interference, which has impacted the capacity of our universities to attract and retain world leading researchers” said Group of Eight Chief Executive Vicki Thomson.’ Read more @ Mirage News… Read

Canberra also confirms plans to overhaul research assessment exercise and ‘take the politics out’ of grant decisions. Read more @ Times Higher Education…

“Challenges for practice research reflect broader issues around knowledge production and academic hierarchies, say Bill Balaskas and Katia Chornik” Read more @ THE…

An independent review into the Australian Research Council Act 2001 (ARC Review) considered the role and purpose of the Australian Research Council (ARC) within the university research system so it can meet current and future needs. The Review considered how the ARC’s legislation can be developed to provide clarity on objectives and

How do we get a voice to government on behalf of the broader creative arts community that incorporates the nexus of industry and education in the creative arts?

The Federal Government has established a new taskforce who will provide advice and direction to the Government’s plans to rebuild the arts sector post-COVID-19 in partnership with government and the Australia Council. The Taskforce will be chaired by Elizabeth Ann Macgregor OBE, Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

The ARC has opened its public consultation as part of its review of ERA. The aim of this review is to: simplify and streamline the programs take advantage of recent developments in technology and big data ensure the programs continue to reflect world’s best practice and respond to the ongoing