The Creative Arts Research Training Academy (CARTA) brings together research students, their supervisors and external partners to create a high-quality culture of research training in and around the creative arts. Building on the university's research strength in the creative and performing arts, as well as its growing profile in regional creative industries, CARTA aims to build a dynamic environment of disciplinary, methodological and pedagogical expertise to enhance the quality of research student learning.
CARTA's activities range from research intensives with invited national and international speakers, to guest talks and facilitated workshops throughout the year, to regular ‘shut up and write' sessions – activities that are held both virtually and in person. The ‘Fresh Eyes' initiative pairs students with external experts to enhance their work and prospects for success. Research students are encouraged to share their work for peer-to-peer feedback and to participate in targeted activities that help with things such as presenting at conferences, publishing and engaging with community and industry