2013 Annual Campaign
The Global Classroom Fund
NIDA students and alumni are part of a global industry, stretching across continents and cultures. NIDA discovers and nurtures the next generation of gifted Australian practitioners and prepares them to exceptional standard for an international career.
When they graduate, NIDA students embark on the next stage of their creative journey. They forge connections and take up positions in theatre, film and creative industries across the world. And they return to Australia to enrich our culture.
By making a donation to NIDA’s Global Classroom Fund you will see our students stretch their thinking, challenge their preconceptions, be exposed to radically different theatre forms and immerse themselves in the highest quality work that will influence their practice.
“I think one of the most important things about the secondment is to gain an understanding of the theatre-making process which can only be achieved by taking part in it. To be able to travel to work on a show of such scale has given me huge insight into the ins and outs of our industry, an opportunity which won’t be afforded to me for a number of years in a professional context.” Elizabeth Gadsby, NIDA Student (Design 2013)
How is the Global Classroom Fund used?
The Global Classroom Fund is used to deliver a number of projects, including:
- giving Costume students the opportunity to exchange ideas with peers and industry experts at the Costume Colloquium in Florence
- enabling Production students to undertake a production secondment in New York
- offering international secondments for third year Properties and Costume students (International Secondments are a competitive application process. Students are awarded $4000 to support them to take up an industry placement with international production companies).
- bringing international directors to NIDA to direct student productions and give students experience of alternative theatre cultures
- purchasing new video conferencing equipment required to host online masterclasses, workshops and lectures with teachers and students from peer institutes in the UK, USA and Japan
- sending third year Design students and graduate Directing students to Theatertreffen in Berlin, a showcase of the ten best German productions each year, which offers NIDA students the chance to be immersed in and influenced by work they could not see in Australia.
Why should you donate to the Global Classroom Fund?
“In 2012 I was given the chance to travel overseas for my secondments. Now I am the Assistant Stage Manager on one of the biggest shows in the world, 'The House of Dancing Water' in Macau. I am so thankful that NIDA encourages us to follow our dreams, even if they are outside of Australia." Madison Burkett, NIDA Graduate (Production 2012)
NIDA’s Global Classroom Fund creates opportunities for our students to flourish as they learn from the best in the international industry.
By making a donation to the Global Classroom Fund before the end of the financial year you will be nurturing the next generation of gifted Australian practitioners and preparing them for an exceptional international career.
Your support for The Global Classroom ensures that NIDA students are world-class.
Donate online now, or call 02 9697 7592