A Cultural Impact Project | Our team
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Our team

The project brings together researchers from Deakin University’s Department of Management and School of Communication and Creative Arts. The research team have collaborated extensively across a range of projects, publications and conference presentations spanning arts participation, audience engagement, arts and cultural policy, corporate governance and cultural impact research.

Hilary Glow. Photo credit: Jordan Kaye/Deakin Motion.Lab

Associate Professor

Hilary Glow

Hilary Glow’s research has consistently balanced the interests of the public, the arts and cultural sector, and the academic disciplines around cultural policy, arts management and audience development. With research grants funding from VicHealth, Creative Victoria, Melbourne Fringe Festival, City of Moonee Valley and City of Maribyrnong she has worked on a range of outputs including scholarly articles, policy advice, consultancy reports, and public and academic presentations, as well as providing advice and guidance for policy outcomes. She is a member of the Australia Council’s Research Strategy Panel made up of distinguished scholars and leaders whose role is to support the Council in commissioning original research and analysis to inform arts policy development, providing the evidence base for advocacy, and influencing public thinking about the arts.

 

Additional information about Deakin’s Arts and Cultural Management courses can be found here: http://www.deakin.edu.au/courses/find-a-course/business/arts-and-cultural-management

Katya

Associate Professor

Katya Johanson

Katya Johanson’s research builds connections between audience studies and cultural policy in an effort to ensure that cultural policy responds to arts and cultural interests of audiences, communities and citizens. She has worked with state government agencies such as Creative Victoria and VicHealth, local government arts and cultural officers at the City of Moonee Valley, Maribyrnong and Yarra, as well as the arts organisations they support, to build their understanding of audiences and participants for cultural activities. More recently, she has focused on the impact that policy, public funding and evaluation techniques can have on artists. Research projects have examined the impact of an anti-racist arts program on Victorian audiences for VicHealth; the impact of an artistic quality measurement tool on participating arts organisations for Creative Victoria; barriers to arts attendance for residents of the City of Moonee Valley; the impact of outdoor festivals and cultural events, and artists’ motivations for participating in community arts for the City of Yarra.

Anne Kershaw

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Anne Kershaw

Anne Kershaw is a lecturer in Deakin University’s Arts and Cultural Management program. She has written a range of arts strategies and arts policies; initiated and managed a number of arts projects; planned and managed arts and cultural facilities; and undertaken a range of community cultural development initiatives within both local and state government. Her arts management experience has involved work with a range of different art forms

Andrea

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Andrea North-Samardzic

Andrea North-Samardzic is a lecturer in the Department of Management in the Deakin University Business School. She received her PhD in Organisation and Management from the University of NSW in 2011. She teaches leadership and people management in the MBA program, as well as actively researching and developing leading edge learning technologies. Her ongoing research is primarily on leadership, with a focus on dispersed and collaborative leadership approaches.

Amanda Coles

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Amanda Coles

Amanda Coles is a lecturer in the Master of Arts and Cultural Management in the Faculty of Business and Law program at Deakin University. Amanda’s research and scholarly publication record examines workforces, labour markets, collective representation, public policy, gender and inequality in the arts and cultural industries. She is a Co-Researcher with the Interuniversity Research Centre on Globalization and Work (CRIMT) in Canada, and an Affiliate Researcher with the Centre for People, Organisation and Work (CPOW) at RMIT University in Australia. Amanda also consults on a range of labour market and policy issues for the screen-based industries.

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Jordan Beth Vincent

Jordan Beth Vincent is a Melbourne-based dance historian and critic, and a researcher in the areas of live performance and new technology. She is a Research Fellow in Deakin’s School of Communication and Creative Arts, based in the Deakin Motion.Lab. She is an experienced production manager with proven experience in delivering commercial research projects including the development of multiple VFX-technology driven pipelines, motion capture projects, virtual reality and augmented reality design, virtual productions, app design and development, interactive performances and pre-visualisation for film and television. Her current research areas include dramaturgy in digital performance and the impact of new technologies on the arts and cultural industries, and she is currently working on research projects that explore documentation for live performance, app concept and design, spatial user interface, new modes of publishing and measuring cultural impact.

Kirstie Close-Barry

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Kirstie Close-Barry

Kirstie Close-Barry completed her PhD at Deakin University in 2014. She has since worked as a research fellow and lecturer at Deakin University, Director of the Graduate School at the Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education and as a education consultant. She has written for The Guardian, the Lowy Institute Aus-PNG network blog and published her first book, A Mission Divided: Race, Culture and Colonialism in Fiji’s Methodist Mission, in 2015. She is currently working collaboratively with scholars from the Torres Strait, Fiji, and Papua New Guinea on a variety of projects relating to political, religious and labour studies of the Pacific.

Project Manager

Skye Bennett

Skye Bennett is a Project Manager with the Asia TOPA Impact Evaluation Project and also works in the GLAM sector in marketing, exhibition development, curatorial, public programs and education roles. She has worked within cultural institutions at both Local, State and Commonwealth Government levels in addition to private museums, tertiary institutions and community based NFP arts organisations.

Research Assistant

Dr Bronwyn Reddan

Bronwyn Reddan completed a PhD in history at the University of Melbourne in 2016. Her research examines cultures of women’s writing and the social and cultural histories of marriage, love and fairy tales. She has a particular interest in the intersection between material culture and performance in early modern French literature and she also works on projects for cultural and educational institutions in the government and tertiary education and sectors. She currently holds a research fellowship with the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, 1100-1800.

Research Assistant

Caitlin Vincent

Caitlin Vincent is a PhD researcher at Deakin University in the field of performance and technology.  Her research is on the use of digital projections in theatrical productions and the impact on traditional creative hierarchies and processes.  An acclaimed librettist of opera and art song, Caitlin has had her works performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., the Boston Early Music Festival, and IATI Theater in New York City.

Research Assistant

Andrew Fuhrmann

Andrew Fuhrmann is a research assistant with the Asia TOPA Impact Evaluation Project. He is currently studying for a Masters degree in Theatre Studies from the University of Melbourne, and teaches research methods and performance analysis at the Victorian College of the Arts. His ongoing research interest is in contemporary performance analysis. He also works as a performing arts critic and book reviewer, writing for publications such as The Australian, the Saturday Paper, The Age, Australian Book Review, and RealTime.

Deakin Researchers. From Left: Amanda Coles, Hilary Glow, Katya Johanson, Jordan Beth Vincent, Kirstie Close-Barry, Andrea North-Samardzic.
Deakin Researchers. From Left: Amanda Coles, Hilary Glow, Katya Johanson, Jordan Beth Vincent, Kirstie Close-Barry, Andrea North-Samardzic.