National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) Archives, Sydney

Identity area

Identifier

daa/117

Authorized form of name

National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) Archives, Sydney

Parallel form(s) of name

  • NIDA Archives

Other form(s) of name

Type

  • Educational

Contact area

 

NIDA Archives and Records Manager

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Address

Street address

215 Anzac Parade, Kensington
Postal address: NIDA UNSW, Kensington NSW 2052

Locality

Sydney

Region

New South Wales

Country name

Postal code

2033

Telephone

02 9697 7595 or 02 8372 0202

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Description area

History

The National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) is an independent public company and is accorded national status as a training institution by the Australian Government. NIDA delivers education and training in the higher education sector in the dramatic arts that is characterised by quality, diversity, innovation and equity of access.

Established in Sydney in 1958 and enrolling its first students in 1959, NIDA has been a driving force in the growth and development of Australia’s performing arts for over fifty years. Having produced some of the greatest figures in Australia’s dramatic history, NIDA is nationally and internationally renowned for its talented, inventive, diverse and passionate artists and their significant contribution to Australia’s cultural identity.

NIDA’s focus on practice-based teaching and learning provides a strong foundation for graduate employment across a broad range of performance contexts.

It continues its historical association with the University of New South Wales and maintains strong links with national and international arts education and training organisations especially through the Australian Roundtable for Arts Training Excellence and industry partners such as theatre, dance and opera companies, festivals and film and television companies.

Geographical and cultural context

NIDA is based in Sydney, NSW, with a second office in Melbourne, Victoria.

Mandates/Sources of authority

Administrative structure

Officer in charge: Archives and Records Manager

Records management and collecting policies

The NIDA Archives collects, organises and preserves archival records created by or relating to NIDA. As a valuable resource for research, teaching and education, the Archives supports NIDA’s role as Australia’s leading national educator in the dramatic arts. The Archives is managed by an Archives and Record Manager, who oversees the digital and paper-based archives, the records program and system, and the digital asset management system.

Buildings

Holdings


  • National Institute of Dramatic Art: Records, 1959- present
  • Jane Street Theatre and Season of Plays, 1966-1982
  • The Old Tote Theatre Company, 1963-1978
  • Personal archives series including Robert Quentin, Keith Bain, Owen Weingott, Peter Carroll.

See Finding aids for full listing.

Finding aids, guides and publications

Access area

Opening times

Open by appointment. Reference assistance available by email.

Access conditions and requirements

The NIDA Archives is open to NIDA staff and students and to external researchers, subject to specific access or donor conditions.

The copying of archives is subject to the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth), preservation concerns and resources. Copyright permission must be gained before you receive any copies. We can provide advice on how to contact copyright holders. Charges for copies may apply.

Accessibility

Disability access can be arranged on appointment.

Services area

Research services

Reproduction services

Public areas

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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Revised 18 April 2018

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Access points

Access Points

  • Education (Thematic area)
  • Arts and Culture (Thematic area)
  • Clipboard

Primary contact

215 Anzac Parade, Kensington Postal address: NIDA UNSW, Kensington NSW 2052
Sydney, New South Wales 2033