The Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS) is the peak body that advocates for humanities, arts and social sciences or the HASS disciplines and practices. With a membership of about 85 organisations, CHASS works with its members to address issues of importance to the HASS sector. CHASS holds workshops and forums, has input into government policy development processes and is part of several networks representing HASS disciplines.
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CHASS National Forum 2013 a success!
Although the lead-up was breathtakingly short and the budget tight, last month's CHASS Forum was a resounding success. Almost two hundred delegates gathered in Parliament House Canberra to discuss civility - in government, the arts and international relations. Speakers included academics, lawyers, arts professionals, journalists and politicians past and present. The Australian covered the Forum, as did the ABC and The Conversation.
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You can be involved in CHASS by becoming our member. CHASS members have a range of benefits including communication support, participation in the National Forum, opportunity to be a CHASS board member and membership rates for all CHASS events and workshops.
CHASS News: November 2013
The 2014 CHASS Forum will be held at the University of Melbourne on 8-9 October. The 2014 Forum will bring together an international group of speakers, policy makers, political leaders and performers to share results, ideas, and to build coalitions. For the first time, HASS will award yearly Australia Prizes for achievements in HASS subject areas. These cash prizes for authors, performers, policy makers and students will honour those who have advanced the HASS areas as well as draw publicity to the value of HASS.
Mapping Australian higher education 2013
A Grattan Institute Report.
Inspiring industry to inspire Australia: Business and science outreach
Based on CHASS's consultations with the industry sector, this report contains fifteen case studies that show how industry, research and community organisations are working together to promote future workforce skills and inspire innovative partnerships.
The humanities, arts and social sciences and public science engagement in Australia
This CHASS report was prepared for the Inspiring Australia funded project, 'Developing a national data base of completed research regarding public attitudes and behaviours towards science in Australia'.
Creative Australia - The Australia Government's 2013 National Cultural Policy
Celebrating Australia's strong, diverse and inclusive culture, it describes the essential role arts and culture play in the life of every Australian and how creativity is central to Australia's economic and social success: a creative nation is a productive nation.
Powering Ideas: An Innovation Agenda for the 21st Century
The innovation agenda for Australia over the next decade in Powering Ideas: An Innovation Agenda for the 21st Century was outlined by the Australian Government on 12 May 2009.