Staff profile - Hilary Glow

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AsPr Hilary Glow

Position: Associate Professor
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Business and Law
Department: BL Deakin Business School
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 925 17361 +61 3 925 17361


Biography summary

Hilary Glow is an Associate Professor at Deakin University where she is Director of the Arts and Cultural Management Program in the Faculty of Business and Law. Dr Glow is the author of books, book chapters and research papers on arts participation and audience engagement, arts and cultural policy, local government arts and cultural policy and planning, Indigenous performing arts and youth arts.

Dr Glow has undertaken research for arts organisations as well as local and state government that has involved reviewing programs, providing evaluation models, developing arts and cultural policies, and examining barriers to arts participation. Currently, Dr Glow and colleagues are conducting research with VicHealth to provide an evaluation of 6 performing arts projects funded to address issues of race discrimination.

Dr Glow is also the Director of the Arts Participation Incubator (API) which she started in 2012 with seed funding from Deakin University. The API is directed to finding the fruitful ground between the arts sector, social innovation and scholarly research; to this end it incubates projects, conversations and collaborations between artists, arts managers and producers, social entrepreneurs and innovators, technologists, futurists, not for profit and community organisations, businesses, philanthropists and governments.


  • Master of Arts, Royal Melb Inst. of Technology, 2001
  • Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2007
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Arts), University of Melbourne, 2007


Teaching Interests

Arts and cultural management

Cultural Policy


Awards and prizes

  • 2014 International Association for Public Participation (iap2) Core Value Award was awarded to Associate Professor Hilary Glow as Director of the Arts Participation Incubator (API) for "outstanding innovation in the field of community engagement".
  • 2012 Deakin University award for outstanding achievement in research partnerships. Research team: Audience engagement and participation in the arts.
  • 2010 Vice Chancellor's award for outstanding contribution to research, early career researcher
  • 2009 commendation for excellence in teaching, Faculty of Business and Law


Research interests

Audience research

Arts participation and audience engagement

Cultural policy

Local government arts and cultural policy and planning

Research grants

  • VicHealth 2013-2015 Glow, H, Johanson, K, Paradies, Y and Kershaw, A. 'Arts About Us program evaluation'
  • Myer Foundation 2011-2012 Glow, H. Arts and Cultural Leadership in Australia
  • City of Moonee Valley 2011-2012 Kershaw, A, Johanson, K and Glow, H. 'City of Moonee Valley Audience Research Report'
  • City of Maribyrnong 2011-2012 Johanson, K, Kershaw, A, and Glow, H. 'Maribyrnong City Arts and Cultural Framework'
  • Arts Victoria 2010-2011 Johanson, K, Glow, H, and Radbourne, J  'Arts audiences: measuring quality in the performing arts'
  • Adeliade Fringe Festival and Cultural Ministers Council 2009-2010 Glow, H and Caust, J. 'Adelaide fringe festival: Understanding the value of the festival'

Research groups

Arts Participation Incubator



Research Books:

  • Radbourne, J., Glow, H. & Johanson, K. (eds) 2013 The Audience Experience: A Critical Analysis of Audiences in the Performing Arts, Intellect: Bristol.
  • Glow, H. & Johanson, K. 2009 Your Genre is Black: Indigenous Performing Arts and Policy, Platform Paper No. 19, Sydney: Currency House.
  • Glow, H. 2007 Power Plays: Australian Theatre and the Public Agenda, Sydney: Currency Press.

Link to publications

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