Professional Development in Cultural Evaluation Masterclass

Area of Study Type of Course Level of Study
Arts Non-Award Professional Development
Course Cultural Evaluation Masterclass
Partner Faculty Faculty of Arts
Course Description As culture becomes increasingly central to governmental strategies for working within communities, there is a growing demand for methods which can evaluate the impacts of policies and programs.

This program offers participants effective strategies for implementing a variety of approaches to cultural evaluation.

Cultural Evaluation builds on the Australian Research Council-funded project Multiculturalism and Governance: Evaluating Arts Policies and Engaging Cultural Citizenship’, a research partnership between University of Melbourne, City of Whittlesea, Australia Council for the Arts, Arts Victoria and Office of Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship. This innovative project examines the impact of arts programs in culturally diverse communities and seeks to develop a cultural indicator framework for use by policymakers and arts and cultural workers.

Cultural Evaluation focuses on working with cultural policies in ways that capture and incorporate the motivations and experiences of cultural participants into evaluation design.

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Delivery Mode Face to face
Academic and Teaching Team Audrey Yue is Associate Professor and Head of the Screen and Cultural Studies Program at the University of Melbourne. Before joining the University of Melbourne in 1998, she was Senior Research Consultant at the Australian Key Centre for Media and Cultural Policy.

Her research covers the fields of Asian media and cultural policy, media mobilities and sexuality studies. Between 2009-2011 she was Ministerial Appointment to the Multicultural Arts Policy Advisory Committee for the Australian State Government of Victoria where she co-developed the state’s cultural diversity policy. She is Executive Board Member at the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, Research Unit in Public Cultures and the International Association of Visual Cultures, and Editorial Board Member of Feminist Media Studies, Journal of Chinese Cinemas, Sexualities Journal of Culture and Society and Metro Screen Education. She is recipient of two university teaching excellence awards, including innovation in e-learning.

Rimi Khan is a Research Fellow and Lecturer in Cultural Studies at the University of Melbourne. She is currently involved in an Australian Research Council-funded Linkage Project that seeks to develop cultural indicators for local, state and federal government cultural agencies working at the intersection multiculturalism and the arts. Her publications have appeared in a number of highly respected journals, including the Journal of International Cultural Policy Studies and the Journal of Sociology and Postmodern Culture. Her PhD research examined the rationales informing community-based arts, and how such programs negotiate cultural difference in the context of neoliberal policy agendas. Prior to joining the University of Melbourne she worked for a social research consultancy where she was involved in a number of large projects for government and non-government organisations.
Delivery Dates 2017 dates to be advised
Delivery Venue Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Old Arts Building
University of Melbourne
Course Fees
  • $TBA (includes GST) per person
  • $TBA (including GST) per person for Faculty of Arts Alumni
Lunch is included
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