Queensland University of Technology
Sandra Gattenhof is Head of Drama and a senior lecturer in drama and contemporary performance in the Creative Industries Faculty, QUT. She is presently leading an Australia Council for the Arts/QPAC funded investigation into arts interventions for early childhood students in low socio-economic primary schools in Queensland. Sandra is a Drama Australia Board member in the role of Director of Arts Education and Industry Partnerships and is Drama Australia's representative on National Advocates for Arts Education (NAAE). Her research monograph Drivers of Change: Contemporary Australian Theatre for Young People was published by Drama Australia in 2006.
FeatureThe National Cultural Policy Discussion Paper—drafted to assist the Australian Government in developing the first national Cultural Policy since Creative Nation nearly two decades ago—envisages a future in which arts, cultural and creative activities directly support the development of an inclusive, innovative and productive Australia. "The policy," it says, "will be based on an...Read more