Culture and Community Researchers’ Network, July 2011

Presenters:
Sue Doyle, Policy and Research Unit, Arts Victoria
Evaluating Victoria’s Community Arts Advisory Network, Castanet
Anne Kershaw, PhD candidate, Management and Marketing, Deakin University
The Influence of Museums’ Relational Capabilities on their Work with Culturally Diverse Communities

The Influence of Museums’ Relational Capabilities on their Work with Culturally Diverse Communities,
Anne Kershaw, PhD candidate, Management and Marketing, Deakin University.

This research explores the impact of a museums’ relational capacity to work with culturally diverse communities. It will examine museum engagement with culturally diverse communities from the perspective of marketing and leadership. As a recently enrolled PhD candidate, this presentation will also consider the transition from practitioner to academic, and reflections on research from within a Management and Marketing school.

Anne Kershaw was recently appointed Lecturer with the Arts and Entertainment Management discipline at Deakin University. She currently lectures in Arts Marketing and Festival and Event Management, and is redesigning a unit to be entitled ‘Managing Arts in Community Settings’. Anne previously lectured with Deakin’s Museum Studies program, and spent the intervening 15 years in arts and cultural planning with local and state government.

Evaluating Victoria’s Community Arts Advisory Network, Castanet,
Sue Doyle, Policy and Research Unit, Arts Victoria

Castanet is a network of Victorian arts organisations, artists and government agencies in partnership with Arts Victoria and funded by the Australia Council. Castanet supports community arts and cultural development in Victoria by providing professional development programs as well as planning, brokering and information services to develop community arts projects and activities. Castanet is a new model of service delivery in Victoria and a different approach from other states. Arts Victoria recently completed an interim evaluation report about the effectiveness of the network and outcomes to date. This presentation will reflect on the methodology of evaluation as well as the achievements and challenges of a network with such a variety of stakeholders.

Sue Doyle works in the Policy and Research Unit at Arts Victoria and is primarily responsible for program evaluation. She previously worked in research and exhibition development at the Immigration Museum and telecommunications policy at the Australian Communications and Media Authority.