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NAVA: At this time of the year a whole new cohort of expectant graduates are hatching as emerging artists. Many students will find ways not to leave the safety of the teaching institution by enrolling in higher degrees not only to increase their academic skills, but importantly to maintain access to the studio space and equipment provided by these institutions.
AUSTRALIAN DESIGN ALLIANCE: Twelve peak organisations representing all aspects of Australia’s design industry and research network have formed the AdA to boost Australia’s productivity, sustainability and innovation through design.
NAVA: Kids’ education is something almost everyone has an opinion about. So it was probably inevitable that the way the arts is to be included in the national curriculum in schools would generate some heat.
RMIT UNIVERSITY, DESIGN RESEARCH INSTITUTE:Five finalist teams have been announced for the 2010 Design Challenge Crime. The winner will receive a $25,000 grant toward further research and development in 2011.
Arts statistics can be excruciatingly boring if you don’t have a head for figures but two recent reports commissioned by the Australia Council are worth the effort.
MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL: Pieter De Buysser, a Belgian writer and philosopher in Melbourne for the Arts Festival this month, is here to deconstruct both the dark and light sides of humankind with the eccentric social research piece: An Anthology of Optimism.
When someone says Australian Design to you, what do you immediately think of? Is it Marc Newson’s iconic three-legged aluminium Lockheed Lounge or Dinosaur Designs’ brightly coloured polyester resin jewellery, or maybe it’s the good old Hills Hoist rotary clothesline?
MELBOURNE WRITERS FESTIVAL: New News was a two-day conference on the ‘Future of Journalism’ being held as part of the Melbourne Writers Festival. It’s the brainchild of the Public Interest Journalism Foundation (PIJF) part of the Institute for Social Research at Swinburne University.
FOOTSCRAY ARTS: The tongue-atorium is a unique ‘research laboratory’ dedicated to - and revealing - all things tongue.
AUSTRALIA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS: Artist Careers, two research projects released today by the Australia Council for the Arts, paints a comprehensive picture of the working lives of Australia’s 44,000 professional artists.
DANCEHOUSE: A creative research and development residency in which artists can engage solely in practice based research. During his 8-week residency Phillip will collaborate with architect, Matthew Bird.
TEES VALLEY ARTS: Why the arts matter to Teesside - a personal viewpoint from Rowena Sommerville of Tees Valley Arts.
MARGARET MEDCALF AWARD: A book exploring the native title claim over metropolitan Perth and the South-West of the State has won the 2010 Margaret Medcalf Award, which recognises works which display excellence in referencing and research using the State Archives.
NAVA: The artworld was certainly taken by surprise to wake up one morning recently to the news that the Federal Government’s commissioned review of the operation of Australia's Superannuation System had recommended the prohibiting of investment in art by the estimated 423,000 Self Managed Super Funds (SMSF).
ABAF: Private support for the arts rose slightly to $212 million in 2008-9, despite the economic downturn, according to new research by the Australia Business Arts Foundation (AbaF).
THE PUSH: For those not in the know, The Push is a Victorian youth-focused community initiative funded by the state government, offering safe alcohol-free entertainment for the new young set.
STATE LIBRARY OF VICTORIA: The State Library has announced the recipients of the 2010 Creative Fellowship program, which fosters the creation of new works based on research of State Library collections.
AUSTRALIAN ARTISTS ASSOCIATION: Prominent Australian art market analyst, Roger Dedman, who publishes the annual Australian Art Market Movements Handbook, says his research over many years confirms art as a legitimate investment with which to build retirement savings.
At this end of the earth it is very exiting to know that on occasion the whole world can fruitfully get together to discuss and make decisions about a particular issue, especially when that issue is as close to the heart as the value of arts education.
SONG CYCLES: Song Cycles, a joint research project of the Australia Council for the Arts and the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA), shows that attitudes, physical distance, training and education are among the significant barriers that prevent Indigenous artists from reaching wider audiences.
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