Culture and Community Researchers’ Network, September 2011

Presenter: Michelle Evans, PhD candidate, Melbourne Business School
Be:Longing – Enacting Indigenous leadership in the arts


Thursday 1 September

My PhD research investigates the leadership enacted by Indigenous Australian artists and arts leaders. I have interviewed 32 Australian arts leaders (30 indigenous and 2 non‐Indigenous Australians) from across Australia and across disciplines. I have also conducted a small cross cultural comparison study in Canada having interviewed 6 arts leaders (5 indigenous and 1 non‐Indigenous). I am focusing on the discourses available to Indigenous arts leaders in the action of their leadership and how these discourses limit and free us to lead. In this presentation I will present an overview of the methodology chapter of my thesis.

Michelle Evans (B Communications, Grad Dip Arts Management, M Creative Arts) is the Centre for Social Impact Research Fellow at the Melbourne Business School’s Asia Pacific Social Impact Leadership Centre, and Board member of Berry Street Victoria. Michelle works independently as a consultant, mentor and practitioner and was the founding Head of the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development at the Victorian College of the Arts.

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