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

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

Grant applications for Round 2 2018 now open

We are now accepting grant applications for Round Two 2018. The deadline for this round is Monday 29 October 2018. Funding is intended for initiatives

15 Sep 2018


This year’s Annual General Meeting will be held in conjunction with the 2018 ACUADS Conference in Perth:

5.30pm, Thursday 27 September 2018
North Metropolitan TAFE

04 Sep 2018

NiTRO article by ACUADS Chair, Denise Ferris and Annika Harding examining ‘Value’ within the sector


Professor Denise Ferris (ACUADS Chair) and Ms Annika Harding (Executive Officer for ACUADS) have written an NiTRO article published on 2 March 2018 reflecting on

05 Mar 2018

ACUADS Awards 2017

Last year, the Executive introduced two new awards, an award for Innovative Research and an award for Innovative Teaching, as well as a $500 payment

17 Oct 2017