Australian Council of Deans and Directors of Creative Arts


The DDCA is a representative body for the creative arts in Australian Universities. We aim to advance the culture of scholarship in the creative arts higher education sector, offer strong leadership and advocacy for strategic development and advocate more broadly for the role of the creative arts in society.

Our priorities are to bring our widely dispersed community together through online conversation, events, conferences and publications; providing a forum for the discussion of leadership and best practice in the creative arts higher education sector. Our network includes the full spectrum of colleagues in the sector from graduate students, to early career researchers, established academics and senior managers.

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22 Sep 2017

Noting the number of countries now involved in research assessment, Paul Gough observes that a growing issue for the arts is how to position themselves on the ‘front foot’ in critical issues such as value for money and relevance to public benefit.

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