Vision, purpose and values


NIDA aspires to be one of the world's pre-eminent education and training institutions for the dramatic arts and an international creative hub of innovative collaborative practice, knowledge exchange and thought leadership.


NIDA's purpose is to provide future-focused, practice-led education and training and to inspire a new generation of creative leaders to drive the cultural evolution of Australia and influence international arts practice.


  • Originality and experimentation
  • Collaboration and partnership
  • Creative impact and relevance
  • Research, scholarship and innovation
  • Cultural enterprise and entrepreneurship
  • Diversity and mutual respect
  • Professionalism and sustainable practices
  • Safety and wellness


NIDA is a not for profit public company limited by guarantee. 

Constitution (PDF 150KB) of the company.

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