NiTRO + Creative Matters

Perspectives on creative arts in higher education


The research in focus prize is open to all current PhD students, recently submitted PhDs and early career researchers within three years of the award of their PhD in the fields of art history, curatorship and art practice. The aim is to support and reward excellence in research communication about art

The National Emerging Art Prize has opened for applications from emerging artists in painting and ceramics.  The Emerging Painters Prize has a total prize pool of $30,000 (for up to 25 finalists) and includes cash, exhibition opportunity and mentoring. The Emerging Ceramicists Prize has a total prize pool of $7,000 (for

The Biennial Footscray Art Prize has opened and invites entries from artists across Australia. It has an expanded prize list for 2021 to include two new sub-categories: $10,000 acquisition prize for local artists that will see the winning work added to Maribyrnong City Council’s Art and Heritage Collection Residency at

The Council of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS) are calling for nominations for the annual CHASS Australia Prizes. The Prize categories are: A Book in the Humanities, Arts or Social Sciences ($3500) A Distinctive work in the Humanities, Arts or Social Sciences  ($3500) A Future Leader in the Humanities,

Curtin University creative writing PhD student Ruth McIver from the School of Media, Creative Arts and Social Inquiry has won The 2018 Richell Prize for Emerging Writers for a novel she wrote as part of her thesis. Her novel I shot the Devil beat over 650 other entries and was described by

Tertiary creative writers still have a few days to get their applications in for the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards which closes on 15 March. Emerging and established writers and illustrators can submit their applications in six categories: children’s literature young adult literature fiction poetry non-fiction Australian history Prize money is awarded