The Foundation Trust for Australia’s National Institute Dramatic Art (NIDA) has elected arts advocate Jennifer Bott AO (pictured) and producer Garry McQuinn as the group’s newest directors. Create, innovate and captivate is an integral aspect of NIDA‘s innovative spirit of engagement. The culture of ‘theatre’ has been flourishing for a very long time in human terms. At NIDA their ethos embraces excellence, inspiring their people to play to their strengths as they embark on a career path in the world of performance arts.
The powers that be at NIDA are reinivigorating their existing courses and growing new courses enabling them to be more responsive to the rapidly changing world of arts and culture. Now recognized internationally as a leader in the field of higher education, NIDA has announced leading arts advocate Robyn Archer as Chair for their latest venture, a highly anticipated Master of Fine Arts in Cultural Leadership. “We are fortunate in Australia” she commented “… to have strong daring creative leaders” said Ms Archer.
NIDA’s main campus is located in Kensington, Sydney, Australia, and is made up of a range of state-of-the-art rehearsal and performances. Robyn Archer said the course was an important step forward for NIDA and the Australian creative sector, and that she was honoured to be the inaugural Chair.
A number of fellowships supported by the Australian Government Ministry for the Arts, including a fully funded Fellowship for an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander candidate, will be awarded to outstanding applicants. “These fellowships will ensure that NIDA can offer places in the Cultural Leadership course to applicants from a broad range of backgrounds and support them financially to achieve their goals,” commented Ms Williams.
Set to open in 2016 at the NIDA Campus in Sydney, the new Graduate School will provide a multi-discipline environment for creative and cultural professionals to explore new practices and develop their skills in response to the rapidly evolving world of arts and culture.
There will be a Masters Info Night on the 14th September for those who wish to hear about NIDA‘s Master of Fine Arts courses in Directing, Writing for Performance, Cultural Leadership and Design for Performance and Voice. Register Now to Attend