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Prof Hilary Glow

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Position

Professor

Faculty

Faculty of Business and Law

Department

Deakin Business School

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

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

Contact

hilary.glow@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 925 17361

Biography

Dr Hilary Glow is a Professor in Arts and Cultural Management in the Department of Management, Deakin Business School. She is an author of books, book chapters and journal articles with a primary focus on research into arts audiences. Her research is also in the areas of arts and cultural impact, audience engagement and diversification, evaluation processes for arts/cultural organisations, and the impact of arts programs on people’s views of cultural diversity.

Hilary has undertaken research for arts organisations as well as local, state and federal governments and other arts funding agencies. She is regularly commissioned to conduct program reviews, provide evaluation models, inform the development of arts and cultural policies, and examine barriers to arts participation. She and her colleagues have conducted research with the Australia Council, Creative Victoria, DFAT and VicHealth to provide program and project evaluations.

Professor Glow's research success has been recoginsed by the ARC's 2018 Engagement and Impact Assessment which rated her research (in conjunction with co-author Dr Katya Johanson) at the highest levels for both industry engagement and impact.

From 2015-2017 Hilary was a member of the Australia Council's Research Strategy Panel. Made up of a group of distinguished scholars and leaders, the panel supported the Council in commissioning original research and analysis to inform arts policy development, providing the evidence base for advocacy, and influencing public thinking about the arts.

From 2012 to 2015, Hilary was Director of the Arts Participation Incubator (API) which she started with seed funding from Deakin University. The API established activities and networks to identify the fruitful ground between the arts sector, social innovation and scholarly research. Over 3 years, the API facilitated 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.

From 2016-2019, Hilary was President of the Green Room Awards, Victoria's premier peer-voted, performing arts industry awards.

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Research interests

  • Audience research
  • Evaluation processes for arts organisations
  • Arts participation and audience engagement
  • Cultural policy
  • Local government arts and cultural policy and planning

Teaching interests

  • Arts and Cultural Management
  • Cultural Policy
  • Event Management
  • Arts Fundraising and Sponsorship

Knowledge areas

Research into perfoming arts audiences

Arts and cultural impact

Audience engagement and diversification

Evaluation processes for arts/cultural organisations and funding agencies

The impact of arts programs on people’s views of cultural diversity.

Research groups

http://publicartcommission.com/projects/cultural-impact

Awards

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

Projects

With funding from the Australia Council and the Ian Potter Foundation, Professor Glow and other members of the Deakin research team are investigating the organisational change required for arts/cultural organisations to diversify the social profile of their audiences. Despite policy and programming initiatives, spanning a number of decades, audiences for the arts remain predominantly white, female, able, middle-class and middle aged. Our research interrogates the nature and extent of the problem, and the processes of organisational change and innovation that will help to address this particularly intractable problem for arts/cultural sector organisations.

Publications

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2022

Is there a 'Venice Effect'? Participation in the Venice Biennale and the implications for artists' careers

K Johanson, B Coate, C Vincent, H Glow

(2022), Vol. 92, Poetics, C1

journal article

Employment Practices and Institutional Inertia in the Arts Sector: The Roles and Skills of Arts Managers in Building Organizational Capacity and Creating Public Value

Hilary Glow, Anne Kershaw, Kim Goodwin

(2022), Vol. 24, pp. 21-35, International Journal of Arts Management, Montreal, QC, C1

journal article
2021

Leading or avoiding change: the problem of audience diversification for arts organisations

H Glow, A Kershaw, M Reason

(2021), Vol. 27, pp. 130-148, International Journal of Cultural Policy, C1

journal article

Exploring the impact of an economic-centric approach to evaluating cultural activities: Evidence from a regional music festival

D Safari, H Glow, A Noblet, A Pyman

(2021), Vol. 80, pp. 407-423, Australian Journal of Public Administration, C1

journal article

Who Did You Meet at the Venice Biennale? Education-to-Work Transition Enhancers for Aspiring Arts Professionals in Australia

C Vincent, H Glow, K Johanson, B Coate

(2021), Work, Employment and Society, C1

journal article
2020

Gaming the Data: The Evaluation of Arts Activities and the Tensions for Public Policy

Hilary Glow, Katya Johanson

(2020), pp. 183-194, The Australian Art Field Practices, Policies, Institutions, London, Eng., B1

book chapter
2019

'The problem with permanence is that you're stuck with it': the public arts centre building in the twenty-first century

H Glow, K Johanson

(2019), Vol. 25, pp. 298-308, International journal of cultural policy, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Working with boards: The experiences of Australian managers in performing arts organisations

H Glow, M Parris, A Pyman

(2019), Vol. 78, pp. 396-413, Australian Journal of Public Administration, C1

journal article

Reinstating the artist's voice: artists' perspectives on participatory projects

Katya Johanson, Hilary Glow

(2019), Vol. 55, pp. 411-425, Journal of sociology, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Controversy, uncertainty and the diverse public in cultural diplomacy: Australia-China relations

K Johanson, A Coles, H Glow, C Vincent

(2019), Vol. 73, pp. 397-413, Australian journal of international affairs, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

The impact on participating artists of Australia's participation at the Venice Biennale: report for the Australia Council for the Arts

Katya Johanson, Hilary Glow, Bronwyn Coate, Caitlin Vincent

(2019), [Melbourne, Vic.], A6

research report/technical paper
2018

Asia TOPA: the impact of Asia TOPA on the Victorian Cultural Sector: collaboration and capacity building

H Glow, Katya Johanson, A North-Samardzic, Anne Kershaw, Amanda Coles, Jordan Vincent

(2018), Melbourne, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper
2017

Wrestling with beauty: putting the aesthetic into arts evaluation

K Johanson, H Glow

(2017), pp. 95-108, Applied practice: evidence and impact in theatre, music and art, London, Eng., B1

book chapter

Accounting for quality: arts evaluation, public value and the case of "Culture counts"

A Gilmore, H Glow, K Johanson

(2017), Vol. 26, pp. 282-294, Cultural Trends, C1

journal article

Public diplomacy evaluation 2014-2016

A Coles, H Glow, K Johanson, J Vincent, T Boots, J Howard, C Reddan, C Vincent

(2017), Canberra, A.C.T., A6

research report/technical paper
2015

A virtuous circle: the positive evaluation phenomenon in arts audience research

K Johanson, H Glow

(2015), Vol. 12, pp. 254-270, Participations, Aberystwyth, Scotland, C1

journal article
2014

The value of 'being there': How the live experience measures quality for the audience

J Radbourne, K Johanson, H Glow

(2014), pp. 55-68, Coughing and clapping : investigating audience experience, Surrey, Eng., B1

book chapter

New modes of arts participation and the limits of cultural indicators for local government

K Johanson, H Glow, A Kershaw

(2014), Vol. 43, pp. 43-59, Poetics, Amsterdam, Netherlands, C1

journal article

The advantage of proximity : the distinctive role of local government in cultural policy

K Johanson, A Kershaw, H Glow

(2014), Vol. 73, pp. 218-234, Australian journal of public administration, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal article

More yuppy stuff coming soon: gentrification, cultural policy, social inclusion and the arts

H Glow, K Johanson, A Kershaw

(2014), Vol. 28, pp. 495-508, Continuum, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal article
2013

Knowing and measuring the audience experience

J Radbourne, H Glow, K Johanson

(2013), pp. 1-13, The audience experience: a critical analysis of audiences in the performing arts, Bristol, England, B1

book chapter

Challenging cultural authority: a case study in participative audience engagement

H Glow

(2013), pp. 35-48, The audience experience: a critical analysis of audiences in the performing arts, Bristol, England, B1

book chapter
2012

Cultural leadership and audience engagement : a case study of the Theatre Royal Stratford East

H Glow

(2012), pp. 131-143, Arts leadership : international case studies, Melbourne, Vic., B1

book chapter

The state of play : protocols as children's cultural policy

H Glow, K Johanson

(2012), Vol. 18, pp. 1-12, International journal of cultural policy, Abingdon, England, C1

journal article

'It's not enough for the work of art to be great' : children and young people as museum visitors

K Johanson, H Glow

(2012), Vol. 9, pp. 26-42, Participations, Middlesex, England, C1

journal article

Building arts audiences : arts participation and barriers report

A Kershaw, K Johanson, H Glow

(2012), Melbourne, Vic., A6-1

research report/technical paper

Strategic arts framework : Maribyrnong City Council

H Glow, K Johanson, A Kershaw

(2012), Melbourne, Vic., A6-1

research report/technical paper
2011

Being and becoming : children as audiences

K Johanson, H Glow

(2011), Vol. 27, pp. 60-70, N T Q. New Theatre Quarterly, Cambridge, England, C1

journal article

Festivals, artists and entrepreneurialism : the role of the Adelaide Fringe Festival

J Caust, H Glow

(2011), Vol. 6, pp. 1-14, International journal of event management research, Brisbane, Q.L.D., C1

journal article
2010

Valuing participation : artists and the Adelaide fringe festival

H Glow, J Caust

(2010), Vol. 8, pp. 413-424, International journal of the humanities, Altona, Vic., C1

journal article

Building capacity or burning out? Supporting indigenous performing artists and filmmakers

H Glow, K Johanson

(2010), pp. 71-84, Media international Australia, incorporating culture and policy, St Lucia, Qld., C1

journal article

Measuring the intrinsic benefits of arts attendance

J Radbourne, H Glow, K Johanson

(2010), Vol. 19, pp. 307-324, Cultural trends, London, England, C1

journal article

Empowering audiences to measure quality

J Radbourne, K Johanson, H Glow

(2010), Vol. 7, pp. 360-379, Participations : journal of audience & reception studies, Middlesex, England, C1

journal article

Hidden stories : listening to the audience at the live performance

J Radbourne, H Glow, K Johanson

(2010), pp. 1-14, Double dialogues, Canterbury, Vic., C1

journal article

Taking a critical approach to arts management

H Glow

(2010), Vol. 7, pp. 585-594, Asia Pacific journal of arts & cultural management, Adelaide, S. A., C1

journal article
2009

Your genre is black : indigenous performing arts and policy

H Glow, K Johanson

(2009), Strawberry Hills, N.S.W., A1

book

Audience experience : measuring quality in the performing arts

J Radbourne, K Johanson, H Glow, T White

(2009), Vol. 11, pp. 16-29, International journal of arts management, Montreal, Quebec, C1

journal article

Instrumentalism and the 'helping' discourse : Australian indigenous performing arts and policy

H Glow, K Johanson

(2009), Vol. 15, pp. 315-329, International journal of cultural policy, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Honour bound in Australia : from defensive nationalism to critical nationalism

K Johanson, H Glow

(2009), Vol. 11, pp. 385-396, National identities, Basingstoke, England, C1

journal article

How to (re) value Indigenous performing arts

L Johnson, H Glow, K Johanson

(2009), Vol. 6, pp. 391-396, The Asia Pacific journal of arts and cultural management, Adelaide, S.A., C1

journal article

Indigenous performing arts and the problem of judging 'excellence': A discussion paper

H Glow, K Johanson

(2009), Vol. 6, pp. 382-390, The Asia Pacific journal of arts and cultural management, Adelaide, S.A., C1

journal article

Adelaide Fringe Festival report 2009 : Understanding the value of the Adelaide fringe festival from the perspective of participating artists

J Caust, H Glow

(2009), [Adelaide, SA], A6-1

research report/technical paper
2008

I'm here to save you : a case study of the arts and managerialism in Australia

H Glow, S Minahan

(2008), Vol. 13, pp. 133-145, Journal of workplace rights, New York, N.Y., C1

journal article

Culture and political party ideology in Australia

K Johanson, H Glow

(2008), Vol. 38, pp. 37-50, Journal of arts management, law, and society, Washington, D.C., C1

journal article

Australian indigenous performing arts and cultural policy

H Glow, K Johanson

(2008), ICCPR 2008 : Proceedings of the fifth International Conference on Cultural Policy Research, Istanbul, Turkey, E1-1

conference
2007

Power plays : Australian theatre and the public agenda

H Glow

(2007), Strawberry Hills, N.S.W., A1

book

Voices of dissent in the age of emperor Kennett

H Glow, K Johanson, G D'Cruz

(2007), pp. 174-185, Class act: Melbourne workers theatre 1987-2007, Carlton North, Vic., B1

book chapter

A creative twist: management theory, creativity and the arts

P Gahan, S Minahan, H Glow

(2007), Vol. 13, pp. 41-50, Journal of management & organization, Maleny, Qld., C1

journal article

Turning Victoria into cultural capital: Victorian arts policy 1992-1999

H Glow, K Johanson

(2007), Vol. 90, pp. 123-132, Journal of Australian studies, St. Lucia, Qld., C1

journal article

Re-thinking multiculturalism: performing the Cronulla beach riot

K Johanson, H Glow

(2007), Vol. 5, pp. 37-43, International journal of the humanities, Altona, Vic., C1

journal article

Managerialism and the arts : a complete and utter bloody waste of time

H Glow, S Minahan

(2007), pp. 1-19, ANZAM 2007 : Managing our intellectual and social capital, Sofitel Wentworth, Sydney, N.S.W., E1

conference
2006

Recent indigenous theatre in Australia:the politics of autobiography

H Glow

(2006), Vol. 4, pp. 71-77, International journal of the humanities, Altona, Vic., C1

journal article

Looking for cultural value: critiques of Australian cultural policy

H Glow, K Johanson

(2006), Vol. 4, pp. 259-269, Asia Pacific journal of arts and cultural management, Adelaide, S.Aust., C1

journal article
2005

Dying in the arts: creativity as metaphor

H Glow, S Minahan, P Gahan

(2005), pp. 1-13, ANZAM 2005 : Engaging the multiple contexts of management : convergence and divergence of management theory and practice : proceedings of the 19th ANZAM conference, Canberra, A.C.T., E1

conference

On the margins : a study of the representation of the arts in the news pages of the newspaper

H Glow

(2005), AIMAC 2005 : Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Arts & Cultural Management, Montreal, Canada, E1-1

conference
2004

The politics of exclusion: political censorship and the arts-as-industry paradigm

H Glow, K Johanson

(2004), Vol. 2, pp. 128-141, Asia Pacific journal of arts and cultural management, Adelaide, S. Aust., C1

journal article
2001

Faking it : representations of the arts in the news

H Glow

(2001), Vol. 70, pp. 89-97, Journal of Australian studies, St Lucia, Queensland, C1-1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

Adelaide fringe festival: Understanding the value of the fringe festival as understood by artists, participants and the fringe itself.

Prof Hilary Glow, A/Prof Jo Caust

Arts SA Grant - Research Arts South Australia

  • 2009: $10,000

Arts audiences: measuring quality in the performing arts

Prof Katya Johanson, Prof Hilary Glow, Prof Jennifer Radbourne, Ms Judy Morton

ArtsVic Arts Victoria

  • 2011: $9,886

Maribyrnong City Arts and Cultural Framework

Prof Katya Johanson, Dr Anne Kershaw, Prof Hilary Glow

Maribyrnong City Council

  • 2012: $23,671

City of Moonee Valley Audience Research Report

Dr Anne Kershaw, Prof Katya Johanson, Prof Hilary Glow

Moonee Valley City Council

  • 2012: $20,000

Arts About Us Evaluation

Prof Hilary Glow, Dr Anne Kershaw, Prof Katya Johanson, Prof Yin Paradies

VicHealth Victorian Health Promotion Foundation Awards

  • 2015: $39,000
  • 2014: $21,000
  • 2013: $60,000

Festival City Review

Prof Katya Johanson, Prof Hilary Glow

Maribyrnong City Council

  • 2014: $8,000
  • 2013: $2,000

An evaluation of the 'Culture Counts' trial 2015-16

Prof Hilary Glow, Prof Katya Johanson

Creative Victoria

  • 2016: $6,000
  • 2015: $10,526

Public Diplomacy Evaluation

Dr Amanda Coles, Prof Katya Johanson, Prof Hilary Glow, Dr Jordan Vincent

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade DFAT

  • 2017: $50,000

The impact of the Venice Biennale on Artists and the Australian Arts Sector

Prof Katya Johanson, Prof Hilary Glow

Australia Council for the Arts Grant - Research

  • 2019: $11,000
  • 2018: $49,000

Program Evaluation for Creative State Actions

Prof Katya Johanson, Prof Hilary Glow, Dr Anne Kershaw, A/Prof Emily Potter

Department of Jobs, Precincts & Regions

  • 2020: $35,627
  • 2019: $27,272
  • 2018: $72,727

Understanding Audience Diversification: Research and sector development - Stage one

Prof Hilary Glow, Dr Anne Kershaw

Australia Council for the Arts Grant - Research

  • 2021: $5,000
  • 2020: $5,000

Industry and Other Funding

Arts and Cultural Leadership in Australia

Prof Hilary Glow

Myer Foundation Grant & Sidney Myer Fund, Ticketmaster Australasia Pty Ltd

  • 2011: $55,473

Arts Participation Incubator: Documentation and Dissemination of Best Practice in Building Arts Participation

Prof Hilary Glow

Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation - Exploration Grants

  • 2013: $15,000

Evaluation of the Melbourne Fringe 'Compass' Program

Prof Katya Johanson, Prof Hilary Glow

Melbourne Fringe Grant - Research

  • 2016: $7,000

Changing organisations to diversify arts audiences

Prof Hilary Glow, Prof Katya Johanson, Dr Anne Kershaw

Ian Potter Foundation Grant - Research

  • 2022: $100,000

Supervisions

Co-supervisor
2019

Dominik Safari

Thesis entitled: An Ecosystem Approach to Evaluating a Cultural Event: A Regional Festival Case Study

Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Management

Associate Supervisor
2016

Yoni Prior

Thesis entitled: Pragmatic Dramaturgy: The Creative Management of Limits in Performance-Making Processes

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication and Creative Arts

2014

David Adamson

Thesis entitled: A Dramaturgy of Autobiographical Fragments: Theatre, Autobiography, and Walter Benjamin

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication and Creative Arts

2012

Jonathan Hopwood

Thesis entitled: Strategic Thinking and the Creative Process in Event Management

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Management and Marketing