Elisabeth Murdoch Building - Victorian College of the Arts
Melbourne University Southbank Campus
St Kilda Road, Melbourne
Map Ref. H13 - Bldg. 860

The Australian Council of Deans and Directors of Creative Arts invites you to help shape the future of our creative arts sector.

Over the past decade we have seen creative arts disciplines fall to the periphery when research and graduate education issues are raised. This is despite the fact that many in industry are reinforcing the importance of the creative thinking that arts study embodies and the emergence of AI is stressing the need for arts to be included in STEM innovation.

Our web publication NiTRO has exposed and debated many issues over the year which affect our sector. The forum therefore seeks to open a face-to-face discussion about two of the most important talking points of the year:

  • Teaching and its relationship to the changing face of employment and employability of our future graduates

  • Research measurement and assessment, particularly in relation to the ERA and ARC funding

This one-day event will discuss the key issues facing our creative arts schools, faculties and institutions and shape agreed responses, which DDCA will pursue on behalf of the sector.

Sponsored by:


Keynote speakers include:

  • Professor Dawn Bennett - Curtin University

  • Professor Paul Gough - RMIT University

  • Professor Russell Tytler - Deakin University

  • Professor Ross Woodrow - Griffith University.


This discussion forum is limited to attendance by Deans, Directors, Heads of School (or nominees) from our member institutions.

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