Staff profile - Anne Kershaw
Ms Anne Kershaw
|Faculty or Division:||Faculty of Business & Law|
|Department:||Department of Management|
|Campus:||Melbourne Burwood Campus|
|Phone:||+61 3 92446131 +61 3 92446131|
Anne Kershaw brings 15 years experience in local government arts and cultural work to her role with the Arts & Cultural Management program. Having originally trained and worked as a museum curator, Anne had a short stint as a Business Analyst in the corporate sector. She then returned to the arts sector, developing in-service museum training programs in the UK and teaching with Deakin's Museum Studies course.
However it is in local and state government that Anne has undertaken most of her arts management work. 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. Her arts management experience has involved work with a range of different art forms, arts organisations, funding bodies, stakeholders and strategic priorities.
Anne's work has focused on communities with high levels of cultural diversity and also areas characterised by social exclusion and socio-economic disadvantage. She has also worked extensively in outer metropolitan areas and in growth corriders. As a result she has a strong commitment to access and inclusion in the arts, and is particularly experienced in audience development, arts participation and community engagement in the arts.
Building on this extensive experience as an arts manager, Anne's teaching areas include arts marketing, event management and managing arts in community setting. Local government, arts policy, collaborative practice, organisational entrepreneurship and work based learning are areas in which Anne has particular research interests.
- Master of Museum Studies, Deakin University, 1997
- Graduate Diploma of Museum Studies, Victoria College, 1990
- Bachelor of Arts, University of Melbourne, 1988
- Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2013
Maribyrnong City Council Strategic Arts Framework (2012)
City of Moonee Valley Arts Participation and Barriers Study (2012)
Weaving Lands community art project, and touring of the associated Making of the Galgi-ngarrak Yiranboi Tree exhibition and sculpture
Commissioning of Breeze by Aslam Akram at the Dallas Shopping Centre public art project, and project management of an accompanying community jobs program
Commissioning of Rise by Anderson Hunt as part of the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games celebrations
Coordination of the inaugural Hume Winter Music Festival
Victorian state government goldfields community museum pilot
Hume City Council Arts and Cultural Development Strategy (2010 and 2006)
Hume City Council public art policy (2011)
Launch of the Homestead Community Arts and Learning Centre
2012 Deakin University award for outstanding achievement in research partnerships. Research team: Audience engagement and participation in the arts.
Managing arts in community settings
Managing festivals and cultural events
Arts in community settings
Local government work in arts and culture
Museum and community collaboration
Audience development and arts participation
Arts and cultural policies and strategic plans
Higher education and professional development in arts management
Awards and prizes
2012 Deakin University award for outstanding achievement in research partnerships. Research team: Audience engagement and participation in the arts
2012 Deakin University Commendation for Excellence in Teaching
Arts and local government
Arts and cultural policy
Museum and community collaboration
Postgraduate learning and student engagement