How to radiate charisma

Last week, I was minding my own business on my morning commute when a woman got on the train. There was nothing particularly remarkable about her, yet the head of every passenger turned as she boarded. It was as though something powerful had shifted. As if this perfectly ordinary human being had somehow changed the … Read More

Creating a culture of change

At NIDA Corporate, we are creative and passionate, and this means that even as a not-for-profit, we find innovative ways to add value and meaning to the community and environment we are located in. At a time when company cultures are transforming, we recognise the importance of how effective communication can be integral to the … Read More

Empowering the social economy

NIDA Melbourne opened its doors for operation on 28 February this year, with two light and modern studios in the heart of the city’s Arts precinct. The studios are home to programs from NIDA Open, NIDA Corporate and NIDA Studio, which cater for a wide range of stakeholders. In light of this, we launched a … Read More

Seven things you should consider before delivering bad news

Have you ever been left out of the loop? A former manager of mine once received critical feedback from a board member concerning a cooperative project that I had managed (albeit a successful project). The board deemed the partner organisation a poor fit for an ongoing partnership, so they told my manager they wanted to … Read More

NIDA’s Dr Suzanne Osmond reports on her Northern sabbatical

Nine weeks, three conferences, two research seminars, one public lecture, one presentation, 7,540 words, 15,191kilometres, 854 photographs and -7 degrees. NIDA’s Graduate Course Convenor Dr Sue Osmond takes us through her recent research sabbatical.

Q&A with NIDA Open tutor Charlotte Mungomery

NIDA Open tutors are experts from within the industry and can also be NIDA students who have already completed extensive training. We caught up with Master of Fine Arts (Design for Performance) student and NIDA Open tutor, Charlotte Mungomery. She’s been working on Performance Lab, which is a year-long NIDA Open program – running from February to December … Read More

AGM reporting: three tips to tell your EOFY tale

AGM reporting is an opportunity to measure impact, embrace change and address scope. It is a chance to communicate with executive and non-executive stakeholders invested in your business – financially or otherwise – on the performance and prospects of your business. Rather than looking at the reporting as a statutory responsibility, organisations need to understand … Read More

NIDA Mum – Veronica Mocke

To celebrate Mother’s Day, we sat down with a few students whose mothers played a huge role in them choosing a performing arts career and/or training here at NIDA. Our final chat was with third year Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting) student, Papua New Guinea native and mother, Wendy Mocke, and her mother, Veronica Mocke. … Read More

NIDA Mum – Rosa Matto

To celebrate Mother’s Day, we sat down with a few students whose mothers played a huge role in them choosing a performing arts career and/or training here at NIDA. Our next chat was with third year Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting) student and Adelaide (South Australia) native, Nic English, and his mother, Rosa Matto. Photo … Read More