NiTRO Creative Matters

Perspectives on creative arts in higher education

USA

Writing in ‘Inside Philanthropy’ recently, Karen Brooks Hopkins reminds readers of a report into fundraising in creative arts released by the US National Centre for Arts Research last year.  While focused largely on the US, The NCAR Report on Fundraising Trends in Arts and Culture, contains advice and information that

Brooklyn College and New York’s Public Theatre have joined together to provide opportunities to support emerging creative talent through master classes, arts administration fellowships, and research opportunities. Brooklyn College is part of the City University of New York which delivers a liberal arts program including undergraduate and masters degrees in

The Integrated Arts Research Initiative (IARI) launched at the University of Kansas and funded by a grant from the Andrew W Mellon Foundation,  will bring artists and non-arts academics together to create ‘hybrid, collaborative projects’ and integrate arts into the research agenda of the university.  The initiative’s mission includes bringing

In higher education, we like to throw around the term “successful” when referring to our alumni, but what do we really mean by that?  Employed, certainly (if that is their goal).  Financially stable, making enough money to have a decent quality of life.  But beyond that, is more money really

What do students of art need to know and be able to do today in order to flourish tomorrow? For the past ten years I have been exploring this question within the context of US art schools (Salazar, 2013a, 2013b, 2014, 2016). Reflecting on this body of research, three strategies

The Washington Post reveals that US President Donald Trump’s first budget plan includes the intention to eliminate four longstanding cultural agencies that would ‘radically reshape the nation’s cultural infrastructure’. Confirming fears expressed by arts policy watchers, outlined in the last edition of NiTRO, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA),

Enrolments for Harvard University’s ART Institute graduate program in theatre have been suspended following an unfavourable review against the US government’s ‘Gainful Employment’ regulations, under which access to federal funding relates to an assessment of ‘the amount of debts students can accrue when measured against their expected earnings’. Despite launching

As the world’s media fascinates with the daily twists and turns of the Trump administration in national security, trade relations and social cohesion, creative artists in the US have been expressing concerns about future funding for the arts.  According to a range of US news sources, the new President’s views

Pennsylvania State University’s College of Arts and Architecture and Teaching and Learning with Technology has just launched a new centre which may be of interest to those in art education research. The Center for Arts and Design Pedagogy (C-PAD) focuses on arts and design pedagogies, research, and professional development that

The University of Pennsylvania has issued an invitation to architects and designers to come up with a design for a new island. The international competition, which is open to landscape architects, architects, planners, artists and designers,  was launched in the university’s LA+ (Landscape Architecture Plus) journal and offers prize money of