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National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA)

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Name: Lisa Hamilton

Position: Head of Development & Alumni

Email: development@nida.edu.au

Website: https://www.nida.edu.au/

Address

215 Anzac Parade

Kensington New South Wales 2033

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Our Mission / Objective

Founded in 1958 as Australia’s National Institute of Dramatic Art, NIDA is both Australia’s preeminent performing arts educator, and one of the most globally respected brands in its field.

NIDA’s goal is to empower storytellers of all ages and backgrounds, wherever they may be. From our acclaimed undergraduate and postgraduate degrees and vocational diplomas, to open short courses; from transformative corporate training and partnerships, to much-loved school programs; from powerful in-studio and online learning to experiences yet to be imagined; NIDA continues to invest in bold new initiatives.

In addition to our much-respected accredited courses, NIDA is one of the few creative educators in Australia to have also successfully translated these skills for businesses and leaders through our corporate training and commercial partnerships, generating independent revenue streams.

NIDA is the heart of an increasingly connected Australian performing arts ecosystem.

OUR VISION

The world’s most wanted storytellers.

OUR PURPOSE

To unlock the power of the performing arts across stage, screen, future media and beyond.

OUR DNA

 

1. Respect your talent

Take bold leaps, challenge limiting beliefs and honour the qualities that make each of us unique.

2. Liberate imagination

Strive to see your world through new eyes, and inspire others to do the same. Shine a light on what is possible, rather than simply what is.

3. Every role matters

Embrace the incredible power of collaboration, inclusivity and collective identity. Like any great ensemble, every role enriches the whole.

4. Master the art

Never rest on yesterday’s success. Talent may open doors, but it’s the never-ending pursuit of mastery that creates what’s next.

5. Use your voice

Use your voice to truly create, inspire and improve the world. Speak your truth fearlessly and create a safe space for others to do the same.

Our Services

Our programs respond to the rapidly evolving global arts and culture environment and encompass a broad range of accredited courses across different disciplines, including graduate degrees, undergraduate degrees and diplomas. We also offer an extensive program of public short courses for adults and children through NIDA Open and our highly successful corporate training program, NIDA Corporate.

We offer Master of Fine Arts courses in Cultural LeadershipDesign for PerformanceDirectingVoice and Writing for Performance.

We also offer Bachelor of Fine Arts courses in ActingCostumeDesign for PerformanceProperties and ObjectsScenic Construction and Technologies, and Technical Theatre and Stage Management.

NIDA is developing an extended suite of Vocational Education and Training (VET) diploma courses. We currently offer Diplomas in Musical TheatreLive Production and Technical ServicesSpecialist Make-up Services, and Stage and Screen performance.

NIDA Open

Each year we welcome more than 12,500 students of all backgrounds and abilities through NIDA Open. Our flexible short courses are designed for children, young people and adults and are delivered by our expert tutors. There are hundreds of courses on offer covering anything from musical theatre to television presenting, and they run all year-round, all across Australia.

Corporate training

NIDA believes that the principles of performance can help build successful careers and our Corporate training programs produce confident and polished presenters. Tutors draw directly from their expertise in training some of Australia’s best performers, providing individuals and corporate teams with the skills and confidence to be effective workplace communicators and successful public speakers.

Our Beneficiaries

Your generous support of NIDA will invest in future generations of talented young Australian performers, directors, writers, sound and lighting technicians, props and technology specialists, filmmakers, set construction and stage managers, costume designers and make-up artists, and creative projects and departments.

Projects in Progress

We offer an unmatched range and depth of industry-relevant training across performing arts disciplines including: actingcostumecultural leadershipdesigndirectingmake-upmusical theatrepropsscenic constructionstage managementtechnical theatrevoice and writing.

This, along with the Institute’s international networks and deep industry links, ensures our graduates are immediately employable, enjoying successful careers in theatre, dance and opera companies, festivals and events, film, television and games production.

Our People

CEO

Liz Hughes, CEO

Leadership Team

Rhoda Roberts (First Nations Consultant)

Lorelle Yee (Director Partnerships and Engagement)

Susan Kibukamusoke (Director, People and Culture)

Sujeet Jena (Chief Financial Officer)

Professor Sarah Miller (Director of Learning and Innovation)

Names of Board Members

Chairman, Noel Staunton

Professor Claire Annesley

Roger Hodgman

Peter Ivany AO

Ron Malek

Associate Professor Sandra Phillips

The Hon Richard Refshauge SC

John Robinson

Justin Ryan

Sigrid Thornton AO

Anna Tregloan

Catherine West

Kip Williams

Number of Employees

106

Registration Information

ABN

99000257741

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to help us

Wills and Bequests

Fostering Australia’s creative future.

By leaving a gift in your Will you are supporting future generations of talented, creative Australians working in the performing arts. From writers, directors, actors, costume designers, sound and lighting technicians, filmmakers and makeup artists, our skilled creative leaders are making their mark across the world. Your generous and thoughtful bequest will enable NIDA, a renowned not-for-profit education and training institute for the performing arts, to continue delivering its internationally recognised education and training programs.

For more information on leaving a gift in your Will to NIDA, contact Lisa Hamilton, Head of Development and Alumni on 02 9697 7594 or email supporters@nida.edu.au or lisa.hamilton@nida.edu.au.

 

NIDA has an Endowment Fund, which is a permanently held capital fund, established to support the long-term vision and viability of NIDA. The Endowment is enhanced by Bequests enabling annual grants to be given to support important activities and projects such as:

  • Scholarships and bursaries for NIDA students
  • Production funds to support the Student Production seasons
  • Community outreach and access programs
  • Play commissions and new play productions
  • Equipment and resources for the school
  • Enhancing and developing technological capabilities
  • Enabling and sustaining capital infrastructure

General Donations

NIDA is a not-for-profit, higher education institution providing internationally recognised qualifications for performing arts students from all over Australia. Our alumni have achieved national and global success on stage, screen and behind the scenes.

Now you can be the star of the show.

Your generous support of NIDA will invest in future generations of talented young Australian performers, directors, writers, sound and lighting technicians, props and technology specialists, filmmakers, set construction and stage managers, costume designers and make-up artists, and creative projects and departments.

Other support

Production Fund

https://www.nida.edu.au/supporters/production-fund

By making a donation to NIDA’s Production Fund you are helping students unleash their potential and bringing further richness to their education. We know that giving students the chance to create, present and perform is the best way to hone their skills as artists, technicians and performers. NIDA’s annual Production Program is at the heart of their training at NIDA and it takes an entire student team to put on just one production.

The Production Fund:

  • helps make the Student Production seasons possible every year.
  • supports NIDA to invite artists, directors and teachers from across Australia and around the world to work with our students.
  • provides access to the highest quality materials and modern technology so that students can explore and realise complex ideas.

Work with us

The National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) values diversity and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We believe that people from a range of backgrounds bring a variety of ideas, perspectives and experiences that create a productive work environment in which talents are fully utilised. We also believe that a workforce that reflects the diversity of Australian society often facilitates a collaborative approach to work that allows the organisation to better meet its objectives.

We aim to ensure that our recruitment and selection processes do not discriminate against race, sexuality, age, heritage, gender, religious or non-religious beliefs, nationality or family background.

At NIDA, we look for people who are committed to developing new and improved ways to engage with our students, audiences, customers and each other.

NIDA offers employees the opportunity to work with a broad range of people from across the arts and entertainment sectors.

Our staff come from a range of professional areas, including the creative industries, IT, marketing, human resources, finance and administration. Our team of educators are professionals with experience across the dramatic arts including acting, writing, staging, movement, voice, costume and production design.

Full-time students come from across Australia and overseas, and are dedicated to developing the skills they need to be Australia’s next generation of creative leaders.

In addition, each year we welcome more than 15,000 students of all backgrounds and abilities through NIDA Open and Corporate short courses.

NIDA is conveniently located at 215 Anzac Parade, Kensington, across from UNSW Australia and a short bus ride from the Sydney CBD and Central Station. Our main campus is made up of a range of state-of-the-art rehearsal and performance venues.

In 2017 we also opened our new permanent venue, NIDA Melbourne, in the Southbank Arts Precinct. The studios host  short courses and corporate training, Higher Education auditions and interviews, as well as being utilised for in-house and external events.

 

Benefits of working for NIDA

  • Annual Leave Loading (17.5%)
  • Novated Lease
  • Workplace Banking Program*
  • A short bus ride from Sydney CBD and Central Station*
  • Discounted Health Club & Aquatic Membership at UNSW
  • Access to the UNSW Library
  • Complimentary Flu Vaccinations
  • Complimentary tickets to NIDA student productions (subject to availability)
  • Confidential Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Continuing Professional Development Opportunities
  • Discounts from NIDA bars during events*
  • Discounts for staff and immediate family members to attend the NIDA Open programs*

* Casual staff are welcome to enjoy these benefits

Volunteer with us

Our Annual Reports

Our Mission / Objective

Founded in 1958 as Australia’s National Institute of Dramatic Art, NIDA is both Australia’s preeminent performing arts educator, and one of the most globally respected brands in its field.

NIDA’s goal is to empower storytellers of all ages and backgrounds, wherever they may be. From our acclaimed undergraduate and postgraduate degrees and vocational diplomas, to open short courses; from transformative corporate training and partnerships, to much-loved school programs; from powerful in-studio and online learning to experiences yet to be imagined; NIDA continues to invest in bold new initiatives.

In addition to our much-respected accredited courses, NIDA is one of the few creative educators in Australia to have also successfully translated these skills for businesses and leaders through our corporate training and commercial partnerships, generating independent revenue streams.

NIDA is the heart of an increasingly connected Australian performing arts ecosystem.

OUR VISION

The world’s most wanted storytellers.

OUR PURPOSE

To unlock the power of the performing arts across stage, screen, future media and beyond.

OUR DNA

 

1. Respect your talent

Take bold leaps, challenge limiting beliefs and honour the qualities that make each of us unique.

2. Liberate imagination

Strive to see your world through new eyes, and inspire others to do the same. Shine a light on what is possible, rather than simply what is.

3. Every role matters

Embrace the incredible power of collaboration, inclusivity and collective identity. Like any great ensemble, every role enriches the whole.

4. Master the art

Never rest on yesterday’s success. Talent may open doors, but it’s the never-ending pursuit of mastery that creates what’s next.

5. Use your voice

Use your voice to truly create, inspire and improve the world. Speak your truth fearlessly and create a safe space for others to do the same.

Our Services

Our programs respond to the rapidly evolving global arts and culture environment and encompass a broad range of accredited courses across different disciplines, including graduate degrees, undergraduate degrees and diplomas. We also offer an extensive program of public short courses for adults and children through NIDA Open and our highly successful corporate training program, NIDA Corporate.

We offer Master of Fine Arts courses in Cultural LeadershipDesign for PerformanceDirectingVoice and Writing for Performance.

We also offer Bachelor of Fine Arts courses in ActingCostumeDesign for PerformanceProperties and ObjectsScenic Construction and Technologies, and Technical Theatre and Stage Management.

NIDA is developing an extended suite of Vocational Education and Training (VET) diploma courses. We currently offer Diplomas in Musical TheatreLive Production and Technical ServicesSpecialist Make-up Services, and Stage and Screen performance.

NIDA Open

Each year we welcome more than 12,500 students of all backgrounds and abilities through NIDA Open. Our flexible short courses are designed for children, young people and adults and are delivered by our expert tutors. There are hundreds of courses on offer covering anything from musical theatre to television presenting, and they run all year-round, all across Australia.

Corporate training

NIDA believes that the principles of performance can help build successful careers and our Corporate training programs produce confident and polished presenters. Tutors draw directly from their expertise in training some of Australia’s best performers, providing individuals and corporate teams with the skills and confidence to be effective workplace communicators and successful public speakers.

Our Beneficiaries

Your generous support of NIDA will invest in future generations of talented young Australian performers, directors, writers, sound and lighting technicians, props and technology specialists, filmmakers, set construction and stage managers, costume designers and make-up artists, and creative projects and departments.

Projects in Progress

We offer an unmatched range and depth of industry-relevant training across performing arts disciplines including: actingcostumecultural leadershipdesigndirectingmake-upmusical theatrepropsscenic constructionstage managementtechnical theatrevoice and writing.

This, along with the Institute’s international networks and deep industry links, ensures our graduates are immediately employable, enjoying successful careers in theatre, dance and opera companies, festivals and events, film, television and games production.

Our People

CEO

Liz Hughes, CEO

Leadership Team

Rhoda Roberts (First Nations Consultant)

Lorelle Yee (Director Partnerships and Engagement)

Susan Kibukamusoke (Director, People and Culture)

Sujeet Jena (Chief Financial Officer)

Professor Sarah Miller (Director of Learning and Innovation)

Names of Board Members

Chairman, Noel Staunton

Professor Claire Annesley

Roger Hodgman

Peter Ivany AO

Ron Malek

Associate Professor Sandra Phillips

The Hon Richard Refshauge SC

John Robinson

Justin Ryan

Sigrid Thornton AO

Anna Tregloan

Catherine West

Kip Williams

Number of Employees

106

Registration Information

ABN

99000257741

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to Help us

Wills and Bequests

Fostering Australia’s creative future.

By leaving a gift in your Will you are supporting future generations of talented, creative Australians working in the performing arts. From writers, directors, actors, costume designers, sound and lighting technicians, filmmakers and makeup artists, our skilled creative leaders are making their mark across the world. Your generous and thoughtful bequest will enable NIDA, a renowned not-for-profit education and training institute for the performing arts, to continue delivering its internationally recognised education and training programs.

For more information on leaving a gift in your Will to NIDA, contact Lisa Hamilton, Head of Development and Alumni on 02 9697 7594 or email supporters@nida.edu.au or lisa.hamilton@nida.edu.au.

 

NIDA has an Endowment Fund, which is a permanently held capital fund, established to support the long-term vision and viability of NIDA. The Endowment is enhanced by Bequests enabling annual grants to be given to support important activities and projects such as:

  • Scholarships and bursaries for NIDA students
  • Production funds to support the Student Production seasons
  • Community outreach and access programs
  • Play commissions and new play productions
  • Equipment and resources for the school
  • Enhancing and developing technological capabilities
  • Enabling and sustaining capital infrastructure

General Donations

NIDA is a not-for-profit, higher education institution providing internationally recognised qualifications for performing arts students from all over Australia. Our alumni have achieved national and global success on stage, screen and behind the scenes.

Now you can be the star of the show.

Your generous support of NIDA will invest in future generations of talented young Australian performers, directors, writers, sound and lighting technicians, props and technology specialists, filmmakers, set construction and stage managers, costume designers and make-up artists, and creative projects and departments.

Other support

Production Fund

https://www.nida.edu.au/supporters/production-fund

By making a donation to NIDA’s Production Fund you are helping students unleash their potential and bringing further richness to their education. We know that giving students the chance to create, present and perform is the best way to hone their skills as artists, technicians and performers. NIDA’s annual Production Program is at the heart of their training at NIDA and it takes an entire student team to put on just one production.

The Production Fund:

  • helps make the Student Production seasons possible every year.
  • supports NIDA to invite artists, directors and teachers from across Australia and around the world to work with our students.
  • provides access to the highest quality materials and modern technology so that students can explore and realise complex ideas.

Work with us

The National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) values diversity and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We believe that people from a range of backgrounds bring a variety of ideas, perspectives and experiences that create a productive work environment in which talents are fully utilised. We also believe that a workforce that reflects the diversity of Australian society often facilitates a collaborative approach to work that allows the organisation to better meet its objectives.

We aim to ensure that our recruitment and selection processes do not discriminate against race, sexuality, age, heritage, gender, religious or non-religious beliefs, nationality or family background.

At NIDA, we look for people who are committed to developing new and improved ways to engage with our students, audiences, customers and each other.

NIDA offers employees the opportunity to work with a broad range of people from across the arts and entertainment sectors.

Our staff come from a range of professional areas, including the creative industries, IT, marketing, human resources, finance and administration. Our team of educators are professionals with experience across the dramatic arts including acting, writing, staging, movement, voice, costume and production design.

Full-time students come from across Australia and overseas, and are dedicated to developing the skills they need to be Australia’s next generation of creative leaders.

In addition, each year we welcome more than 15,000 students of all backgrounds and abilities through NIDA Open and Corporate short courses.

NIDA is conveniently located at 215 Anzac Parade, Kensington, across from UNSW Australia and a short bus ride from the Sydney CBD and Central Station. Our main campus is made up of a range of state-of-the-art rehearsal and performance venues.

In 2017 we also opened our new permanent venue, NIDA Melbourne, in the Southbank Arts Precinct. The studios host  short courses and corporate training, Higher Education auditions and interviews, as well as being utilised for in-house and external events.

 

Benefits of working for NIDA

  • Annual Leave Loading (17.5%)
  • Novated Lease
  • Workplace Banking Program*
  • A short bus ride from Sydney CBD and Central Station*
  • Discounted Health Club & Aquatic Membership at UNSW
  • Access to the UNSW Library
  • Complimentary Flu Vaccinations
  • Complimentary tickets to NIDA student productions (subject to availability)
  • Confidential Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Continuing Professional Development Opportunities
  • Discounts from NIDA bars during events*
  • Discounts for staff and immediate family members to attend the NIDA Open programs*

* Casual staff are welcome to enjoy these benefits

Volunteer with us

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