From the President: Messy methodologies: a human approach to creative research

On a recent visit to the Tate Modern in London I noticed the slogan on the entrance “Art Changes - We Change”. It is a poignant and timely reminder that whatever we have achieved in terms of establishing practice-led creative research degrees here in Australia, they are only relevant if they can shift and adapt to reflect the time and place in which they operate.

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From the President: Political mythmakers and Jane the robot

In this edition we invited commentary around the many myths that surround arts teaching, research and practice and its greater contribution to the economy. I doubt if many outside our sector really understand the role that the arts play in a rounded and progressive society such as Australia beyond simply providing entertainment, so it is time to put the record straight.

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From the President | Interdisciplinarity: opportunities across the divide

Interdisciplinarity and collaboration have always been an important aspect of knowledge creation, whether this be generated through a singular field of traditional research or by creative collaborative practices where new knowledge and insights are determined almost serendipitously through the open ended process of co-invention itself.

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From the President | Beyond Metrics: A welcome from the new president of the DDCA

It is a great honour for me to be given the chance as incoming President of the DDCA to represent the interests of an extraordinary group of artists, designers and performers who work tirelessly to improve the quality of life for our communities through their contribution to the arts. The DDCA serves an important role in bringing together a wide range of disciplines and views by offering a national forum for critical debate through which we hope to influence national arts policy and decision making through a collective voice.

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