NiTRO provides a platform for creative artists practicing in academia to contribute to informed discussion about issues and activities relating to practice, research and teaching taking place within the university sector.
Welcome To NiTRO
NiTRO is an online resource that connects creative artists in the university sector - in visual art and design, performing arts and creative writing - with each other and with audiences, students, employers, policy makers and the general public. Through NiTRO you can:
Share your research, teaching and learning expertise
Find out about news, events and opportunities in creative arts
Contribute your views on the changes happening in university creative arts
Contribute Your Views
As a way to start discussion and encourage you to share your thoughts, we will focus on particular topics providing perspectives from those inside and outside creative arts. We welcome your articles on these topics or other issues important to creative arts.
Our upcoming topics are:
NiTRO 21 – Evaluating Quality, Impact and Engagement in tertiary arts
Following the release of the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) results and associated Impact and Engagement assessments, this edition looks at quality, impact and engagement in creative arts and the evaluation mechanisms that are used in academia to judge and measure performance
Deadline for articles: 28 May 2019
NiTRO 22 – Interdisciplinarity: Is discipline still important?
As schools and faculties of creative arts merge into broader interdisciplinary groupings and the value of creative arts to non arts disciplines becomes more apparent, is interdisciplinarity becoming the norm for research and teaching in creative arts? Does research and teaching in individual art disciplines still have an important role to play?
Deadline for articles: 5 July 2019
NiTRO 23 - Focus to be announced
Further details to be provided.
Deadline for articles: 9 August 2019
NiTRO 24 - Higher Degree Research and industry collaboration
This edition will be co-edited by Professor Craig Batty (UTS). Further details to be provided.
Deadline for articles: 20 September 2019
NiTRO 25 - Is Engagement a dirty word?
This edition will be co edited by Professor Kit Wise (RMIT). Further details to be provided.
Deadline for articles: 1 November 2019
We welcome your thoughts on these or any other topics of interest to creative artists practicing in the university sector.
Your articles, ideas and suggestions for future topics can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org or click here for more information on contributing to NiTRO.
Share your research
Artists have always connected outside academe but as university interest to capture evidence of research impact and engagement increases, NiTRO provides an opportunity to share your research with colleagues, prospective users and funders through project updates, final findings and to encourage further input and discussion.
Connect with prospective audiences, students and conference attendees
Profile your events, conferences and postgraduate student opportunities through our resources section. Over the next 12 months, with your help, we hope to develop a ‘What’s on’ of university based arts activities to grow public attendance and interest in university creative arts. NiTRO can also share information about academic conferences and symposia, here and overseas, of interest to artistic researchers whether senior researchers wishing to share their expertise or early career researchers or postgraduate students beginning to grow their academic identities.