The Arts and Cultural Management program explores the tension between culture as an economic activity and culture as symbolic expression through four key themes – organisations, governance, identity and labour.
Arts and Cultural Management at Melbourne
Arts and Cultural Management research on organisations covers questions of how we can better manage arts and cultural institutions in a fast-changing cultural economy.
Governance refers to the questions we ask about cultural policies, at urban, national, and global levels; including the interplay between them.
Identity guides our engagement with controversial issues around representation in the arts, inclusion of diverse audiences, environmental citizenship in the face of climate change, and the challenge of tackling the intersections of racism and sexism in the arts.
Labour explores pathways into dignified work in arts and culture and barriers to entry and equal pay across gender, age, and ethnicity.
Academic staff in the Arts and Cultural Management program have diverse disciplinary backgrounds and geographical perspectives, which strengthens our engaged and interdisciplinary research and our academically-grounded and vocationally-oriented teaching.
The Master of Arts and Cultural Management will strengthen your understanding of the creative and cultural industries. Our core focus is to ensure that you are ready for a leadership role in the cultural sector, whether in industry or in government. But we also want to help you see the bigger picture and contribute to building a cultural sector that is better, fairer, and more sustainable in the future.
Dr Caitlin Vincent, Head of Arts and Cultural Management
UNESCO and the Making of Global Cultural Policy
An Australian Research Council funded project researching the role that UNESCO, the UN body with a cultural mandate, plays in the formation of cultural policies around the world.
Environmental Citizenship: Identity Formation in the Face of Climate Change
This project aims to advance our thinking on how to connect cosmopolitanism and environmental citizenship in relation to cultural policy.
Breaking up with ARIA: towards a new taxonomy of data for predicting live touring success
A research report examining the impact of Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) charts, New Zealand (NZ) charts and regional Spotify charts on consumer purchasing behaviour in the Australian live music industry.
Study with us
The Arts and Cultural Management program delivers transferrable skills you can apply across a broad range of art forms including film, theatre, dance, music and the visual arts:
Our graduate courses will give you the knowledge and skills base you need to pursue a career in the management of the arts and cultural sector.
Meet our Arts and Cultural Management staff
Arts and Cultural Management academics are leading teachers and researchers in a range of areas, with expertise across film, theatre, music, publishing, cultural policy, arts management and the visual arts.