Prof Katya Johanson

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Professor, Arts and Performance

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

SCCA Arts & Education

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Doctorate by Research, University of Melbourne, 2001
Graduate Diploma Editing & Publishing, Royal Melb Inst. of Technology, 1998

Contact

Research interests

Katya researches and is interested in supervising projects on:
The politics of cultural production
Arts organisations and audiences
The history of the arts and culture in Australia
Arts audiences
Public arts programs for children
Australian book publishing

Affiliations

Victorian Society of Editors
Centre for Memory, Imagination and Invention

Teaching interests

Editing and Publishing
Bachelor of Arts - Professional Writing major sequence Developing arts audiences Representing Australia

Professional activities

Faculty Higher Degree by Research Coordinator

Projects

Cultural planning in metropolitan cities
Arts consumer curation of cultural experiences

Publications

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2021

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

Caitlin Vincent, Hilary Glow, Katya Johanson, Bronwyn Coate

(2021), pp. 1-18, Work, Employment and Society, London, Eng., 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

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

Countours of teenagers' reading in the digital era: scoping the research

L Rutherford, L Waller, M Merga, M Mcrae, E Bullen, K Johanson

(2017), Vol. 23, pp. 27-46, New review of children's literature and librarianship, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

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, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

The intersection of live and digital: new technical classifications for digital scenography in opera

C Vincent, J Vincent, K Vincs, K Johanson

(2017), Vol. 3, pp. 155-171, Theatre and Performance Design, Philadelphia, Pa., C1

journal article

Teen reading in the digital era: Snapshot Report March 2017

L Rutherford, K Johanson, L Waller, M McRae

(2017), Burwood, Victoria, A6

research report/technical paper

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

The cut-through concept: 52 Tuesdays , festivals and the distribution of independent Australian films

V Murray, K Johanson

(2015), Vol. 9, pp. 52-65, Studies in Australasian Cinema, C1

journal article

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

Wild and banal: the value of the arts as commons

K Johanson

(2015), Vol. 6, pp. 111-121, International journal of event and festival management, Bingley, Eng., 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, Poetics, 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. 1-14, The Audience Experience: A Critical Analysis of Audiences in The Performing Arts, B1

book chapter

Listening to the audience: Methods for a new era of audience research

K Johanson

(2013), pp. 159-172, The Audience Experience: A Critical Analysis of Audiences in The Performing Arts, B1

book chapter

The audience experience: A critical analysis of audiences in the performing arts

J Radbourne, H Glow, K Johanson

(2013), pp. 1-184, The Audience Experience: A Critical Analysis of Audiences in The Performing Arts, A7

edited book
2012

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

The reader as audience : the appeal of the writers' festival to the contemporary audience

K Johanson, R Freeman

(2012), Vol. 26, pp. 303-314, Continuum, Melbourne, Vic., 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

La politique culturelle australienne. 1945-2009

K Johanson

(2011), pp. 49-73, Pour une histoire des politiques culturelles dans le monde, Paris, France, B1

book chapter

Being and becoming: Children as audiences

K Johanson, H Glow

(2011), Vol. 27, pp. 60-70, New Theatre Quarterly, C1

journal article
2010

Culture for or by the child? 'Children's culture' and cultural policy

K Johanson

(2010), Vol. 38, pp. 386-401, Poetics, 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, 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
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. 315-328, International Journal of Cultural Policy, 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, 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
2008

How Australian industry policy shaped cultural policy

K Johanson

(2008), Vol. 14, pp. 139-148, The international journal of cultural policy, London, U.K., 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, 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

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

Publishing and bookselling

L Kaye, K Johanson

(2007), pp. 68-80, Making books : contemporary Australian publishing, St. Lucia, Qld, B1

book chapter

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

H Glow, K Johanson

(2007), Vol. 31, pp. 123-132, Journal of Australian Studies, 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
2006

Dead, done for and dangerous: Teaching editing students what not to do

K Johanson

(2006), Vol. 3, pp. 47-55, New Writing, 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

A case for blended and collaborative learning as strategies for teaching editing and publishing within a postgraduate writing program

R Freeman, K Johanson

(2006), pp. 119-131, Case for blended and collaborative learning as strategies for teaching editing and publishing within a postgraduate writing program, Napier, New Zealand, E1

conference
2005

Nationalism and art in Australia: Change in a time of conservatism, 1948-1968

K Johanson, R Rentschler

(2005), Vol. 35, pp. 8-20, Journal of Arts Management Law and Society, C1

journal article
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
2002

The new arts leader: the Australia Council and cultural policy change

K Johanson, R Rentschler

(2002), Vol. 8, pp. 167-180, International journal of cultural policy, London, England, C1

journal article

The new arts leader : the Australia Council and cultural policy change

K Johanson, R Rentschler

(2002), pp. 433-440, Cultural Sites, Cultural Theory, Cultural Policy : Proceedings of the second international conference on cultural policy research, Wellington, New Zealand, E1-1

conference

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Discovering a ¿good read¿: Pathways to reading for Australian teens

A/Prof Leonie Rutherford, Dr Michael Dezuanni, Prof Katya Johanson, Prof Andrew Singleton, A/Prof Donald Matheson, Dr Susan La Marca

ARC Linkage - Projects

  • 2021: $71,243
  • 2020: $95,045
  • 2019: $51,907

Other Public Sector Funding

Arts audiences: measuring quality in the performing arts

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

  • 2011: $9,886

Maribyrnong City Arts and Cultural Framework

Prof Katya Johanson, Dr Anne Kershaw, Prof Hilary Glow

  • 2012: $23,671

City of Moonee Valley Audience Research Report

Dr Anne Kershaw, Prof Katya Johanson, Prof Hilary Glow

  • 2012: $20,000

Arts About Us Evaluation

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

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

Festival City Review

Prof Hilary Glow, Prof Katya Johanson

  • 2014: $8,000
  • 2013: $2,000

City of Yarra Events in Public Spaces Discussion Paper

Prof Katya Johanson

  • 2014: $4,025

The Arts in Everyday life

Prof Katya Johanson

  • 2015: $6,500

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

Prof Hilary Glow, Prof Katya Johanson

  • 2016: $6,000
  • 2015: $10,526

Public Diplomacy Evaluation

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

  • 2017: $50,000

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

Prof Katya Johanson, Prof Hilary Glow

  • 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

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

Industry and Other Funding

Network for Audience Research in the Performing Arts

Prof Katya Johanson

  • 2019: $2,688
  • 2018: $7,923

Australian Teenagers' Reading Behaviour in the Digital Era

A/Prof Leonie Rutherford, Prof Katya Johanson, A/Prof Lisa Waller, Dr Elizabeth Bullen, Dr Margaret Merga

  • 2019: $1,346
  • 2016: $16,000

Evaluation of the Melbourne Fringe 'Compass' Program

Prof Katya Johanson, Prof Hilary Glow

  • 2016: $7,000

Australian adolescents and reading: discoverability, social enablers, and digital inclusion

A/Prof Leonie Rutherford, Prof Katya Johanson

  • 2020: $24,264
  • 2019: $26,506

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2019

Caitlin Claire Vincent

Thesis entitled: Digital scenography in opera in the twenty-first century

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

2014

Roberta Shaw

Thesis entitled: Looking and aesthetics: Beyond literary representations of voyeurism.

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

2012

Sally Colin-James

Thesis entitled: The Complete Fool: Insights and Trajectories from an Ancient Path

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

Co-supervisor
2020

Ailsa Brackley du Bois

Thesis entitled: Lost Spaces of Popular Theatrical Entertainment, Ballarat Goldfields, 1850s - 1870s

Master of Arts, School of Communication & Creative Arts

Associate Supervisor
2021

Debra Dank

Thesis entitled: Landscape, Language and Gudanji: Polyphonic Expressions in Multimodal Narrative Performance

Doctor of Philosophy, NIKERI Institute

Robin Freeman

Thesis entitled: Ethical approaches to editing Indigenous writing in settler societies

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

2019

Ilona Jetmar

Thesis entitled: Making Sacred: Diasporic Objects and Places in Contemporary Art Practice

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

2016

Rebecca Elizabeth Hutton

Thesis entitled: Homebirds: re-conceptualising music in young adult LGBTQ fiction

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

Yoni Prior

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

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts