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National Institute of Dramatic Art

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215 Anzac Parade

Kensington New South Wales 2033

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Our Mission / Objective

NIDA is Australia’s leading institute for education and training in the performing arts and is rated in the Top Ten such institutes in the world. In 2019 NIDA celebrates its 60th Anniversary.

NIDA is a powerhouse for the development of Australia’s creative and cultural sector, challenging current thinking and practice and producing talented and skilled graduates who to be industry innovators and leaders. Our sought-after alumni work all over the world on stage, on screen, behind the scenes and leading major events and organisations.

The National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) is Australia’s leading performing arts school and its graduates are highly regarded throughout the creative and entertainment industries.

https://www.nida.edu.au/about-nida/nida-experience

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

MFA (Cultural Leadership)

Our People

CEO

Kate Cherry, Director/CEO

Leadership Team

Denis Fuelling – Executive Director, People and Culture

Alistair Graham – General Manager

Sujeet Jena – Chief Financial Officer

Dr Egil Kipste – Artistic Counsel

Dr Melissa Laird – Executive Director, Learning and Teaching

Names of Board Members

Jennifer Bott AO (Chair)

Ian Collie

Professor Ross Harley

Roger Hodgman

Peter Ivany AM

Ron Malek

The Hon Richard Refshauge SC

John Robinson

Justin Ryan

Noel Staunton

Sigrid Thornton

Anna Tregloan

Kip Williams

Julia Mant (Company Secretary)

Number of Employees

106

Registration Information

ABN

99000257741

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to help us

Wills and Bequests

Giving to Australia’s creative future.

https://www.nida.edu.au/supporters/bequests

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. Your future gift will help support important activities and projects such as:

  • Scholarships and bursaries for NIDA students
  • 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

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

For more information on leaving a gift in your Will to NIDA, contact Alison Muir, Director of Philanthropy and Alumni on 02 9697 7594 or email Alison.Muir@nida.edu.au

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

NIDA is Australia’s leading institute for education and training in the performing arts and is rated in the Top Ten such institutes in the world. In 2019 NIDA celebrates its 60th Anniversary.

NIDA is a powerhouse for the development of Australia’s creative and cultural sector, challenging current thinking and practice and producing talented and skilled graduates who to be industry innovators and leaders. Our sought-after alumni work all over the world on stage, on screen, behind the scenes and leading major events and organisations.

The National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) is Australia’s leading performing arts school and its graduates are highly regarded throughout the creative and entertainment industries.

https://www.nida.edu.au/about-nida/nida-experience

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

MFA (Cultural Leadership)

Our People

CEO

Kate Cherry, Director/CEO

Leadership Team

Denis Fuelling – Executive Director, People and Culture

Alistair Graham – General Manager

Sujeet Jena – Chief Financial Officer

Dr Egil Kipste – Artistic Counsel

Dr Melissa Laird – Executive Director, Learning and Teaching

Names of Board Members

Jennifer Bott AO (Chair)

Ian Collie

Professor Ross Harley

Roger Hodgman

Peter Ivany AM

Ron Malek

The Hon Richard Refshauge SC

John Robinson

Justin Ryan

Noel Staunton

Sigrid Thornton

Anna Tregloan

Kip Williams

Julia Mant (Company Secretary)

Number of Employees

106

Registration Information

ABN

99000257741

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to Help us

Wills and Bequests

Giving to Australia’s creative future.

https://www.nida.edu.au/supporters/bequests

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. Your future gift will help support important activities and projects such as:

  • Scholarships and bursaries for NIDA students
  • 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

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

For more information on leaving a gift in your Will to NIDA, contact Alison Muir, Director of Philanthropy and Alumni on 02 9697 7594 or email Alison.Muir@nida.edu.au

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

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