Looking backwards, moving forwards: Global directions in tertiary creative arts
Soren Kierkegaard is credited with the observation that life can only be understood backwards but must be lived forwards. This is certainly true for Australian tertiary arts education where past government and institutional decisions shape our future plans for 2018 and beyond. But our disciplines and practices are also influenced by broader changes that are taking place in tertiary arts research and education internationally.
For our first edition of NiTRO for 2018 we approach our annual question of what might lie ahead for tertiary creative arts from a slightly different angle. Our contributors speak to the changes they have experienced in their individual creative arts disciplines and from working within different geographies as they consider how 2018 might shape up.
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