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CREATEC Weekly Seminar - Associate Professor Cat Hope

Monday, 22 August 2016


Presenter: Associate Professor Cat Hope

Title: Artists in the Academy: Arts funding as research income

Biography: Cat Hope is the Associate Dean (Research) at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. As a practicing musician, composer, performance artist, sound installation artist, director and song-writer, she has had an ongoing engagement with projects funded by the Australia Council and the Department of Culture and the Arts (DCA). She has been awarded over 30 different kinds of grants from these agencies, including a recent Creative Development Fellowship from the DCA, but also international residencies, commissions, projects and tours. She has also been a peer panel member on both organisations since 2000.

Abstract: New developments around research, including the Watt report and the Turnbull Government innovation agenda, have seen a greater push for research income into universities. The mounts of external research income coming to the University contributes to block funding as well as reputation as reported through ERA.

Artists in the university are in a unique position to contribute to and increase research income, as many arts grants can now be auspiced by universities, with the DCA recently coming on board and allowing this process. We can also engage with the arts industry in ways that bring benefits to the entire Australia cultural sector.

This seminar talks through why academics, students and adjuncts should be running their arts grants through the university, the benefits of how to do it at ECU, and how to do it in a way that supports, rather than competes with, artists and arts organisations outside the academy.

Event details

Date: Wednesday, 24 August 2016
Time: 12.30pm - 1.30pm
Venue: ECU Mount Lawley Campus, Building 3, Room 3.251
Cost: Free
Lunch will be provided.


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