Practice-led Research and the Myth of Rigour

The process of determining creative works as rigorous productions of new knowledge is complex. As artists-academics, we assert that practice-led research is distinct from other disciplinary research, in the very form of rigour and evaluation processes in which these creative works require … We therefore, emphasise creative research as holding its own creative rigour, encompassing complex intersections of academy and industry.

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The future of USQ Artsworx under review

Artsworx, the University of Southern Queensland’s creative services, academic support and event/ activity unit is under review, following on from the university’s academic restructure last year that saw the creation of separate schools of creative arts and humanities. The official consultation period is ongoing until April.

A university spokesperson confirmed: “The University of Southern Queensland is pleased to announce the new School of Creative Arts. The School presents further opportunities to focus on the academic programs, community engagement and activities in the Creative Arts. This is an exciting opportunity for the School of Creative Arts to continue its links with Arts practice and the University aims for research, teaching and learning, industry connection and community engagement. The USQ Artsworx program activities are proposed to be integrated into the new School. We have a proud and long history as a supporter of the Visual Arts, Theatre, Music, Film, Television and Radio disciplines. As the consultation process is still underway, we cannot make further comment as this time.”

Issues, challenges and needs for government arts, culture and education policy: an Art Education Australia (AEA) perspective

Art Education Australia (AEA) is the peak national professional association that supports and promotes art education at all levels as an integral part of general education and art education research in Australia … It is critically important that the Arts speak with a strong and united voice, particularly at the government level.

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What does the ideal expert leader in learning and teaching for the Creative Arts look like?

Working in the area of learning and teaching in Higher Education for a combined total of 35 years we have consistently questioned ourselves, while at the same time being questioned, about what the expert leader in learning and teaching for the Creative Arts looks like.

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