News & Events is published by ACUADS to provide information to members and others in the tertiary visual arts and design sector on:

  • Executive determinations, policy development, research and advocacy activities
  • Issues and events of interest to the tertiary visual arts and design sector

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Contributions from members and others are welcome, although publication is at the discretion of the Chair. Contributions can be emailed to

Call for abstracts deadline extended: 8th July 2019

We have extended the deadline for abstract proposals for the 2019 ACUADS Conference to 8th July, 2019.

We invite abstracts for 20-minute papers, as well

30 May 2019

Job Opportunity: Dean, School of Art and Design, Dundee University (UK)

Closing Date: Tuesday 14 May 2019

The University of Dundee’s mission is to

08 May 2019

Job Opportunity: Research Fellow Scholarship Design & Digital Humanities (ANU)

Research Fellow Scholarship Design & Digital Humanities (ANU)

The ANU School of Art & Design (SOA&D) is focused on achieving excellence in research in accordance

02 May 2019

Job Opportunity: Head of School, School of Creative Practice, QUT

Head of School, School of Creative Practice, Queensland University of Technology (QUT).

Join a team which brings together a range of creative practice disciplines reflective

14 Jan 2019

MEDIA RELEASE: ACUADS, DDCA response to ARC grant offers

The Australian Council of University Art & Design Schools (ACUADS) and the Australian Council of Deans of Dean and Directors of Creative Arts (DDCA) have

26 Oct 2018

Job Opportunity: Head of Sculpture, National Art School

The National Art School (NAS) is Australia’s longest standing visual arts school, acknowledged nationally and internationally as a centre of excellence for the

07 Oct 2018

ACUADS Awards 2018

In 2018, ACUADS has continued to recognise and support early career academics, as well recognising the significant contributions made by distinguished academics in the sector.

29 Sep 2018

Professor Ted Snell on the importance of visual arts education, in The Conversation

Ted Snell’s article on the importance of a visual arts education for all students was published in The Conversation on 27 September 2018. This article is an

28 Sep 2018