NiTRO Creative Matters

Perspectives on creative arts in higher education

Research Report

Preliminary findings in The Gender Pay Gap Among Australian Artists, a new report by David Throsby, Katya Petetskaya and Sunny Y. Shin highlights that female artists continue to earn less than their male counterparts and the disadvantage is further exacerbated for artists from non-English-speaking backgrounds. The research, based on data

A new report produced by QUT and the Australia Council explores how a pilot program designed to place Fine Arts students into industry and community in their final year is highlighting new approaches to preparing students to applying creative skills within a range of industry and community settings. The report

COVID-19 has had a profound impact on how music is taught and practised, not least because the reliance of so many musical activities on physical proximity has been turned on its head. With virtual lessons and ensembles becoming the norm, the move to online has challenged music educators to

Expressions of interest are invited from the visual and performing arts and creative writing for the 2020 Australian Antarctic Arts Fellowship. The Fellowship, supported by the Australian Network for Art and Technology will enable the successful fellow to travel to Australian research stations on the Antarctic continent or on sub-Antarctic

A new paper by Emeritus Professor Frank Larkins questions whether Australian research performance, particularly in science disciplines, is really improving. Noting the lack of transparency in the benchmarks used to evaluate performance, Professor Larkins asks whether claims of excellence can really stand up to scrutiny.  His paper, Research at Australian

A new report ‘Recalibrating culture: production, consumption, policy’ from the Institute for Culture and Society at Western Sydney University sheds new light on the nature of artistic and cultural practice in Western Sydney. Supported by ARC Linkage Projects funding, Professor Deborah Stevenson and her team investigated the needs and practices