Katya Johanson

Katya’s research focuses on the impact of arts and cultural activity on various parties – usually audiences, but also artists, participants and communities. She has worked with local government, arts organisations and public arts funding agencies to examine the impact of publicly and philanthropically funded initiatives on arts and cultural activity and audience appetite. From 2015-2016, with Hilary Glow she reviewed the impact of the Culture Counts arts evaluation tool on the Victorian arts organisations that piloted it.

From 2013-2015 she co-authored a report into the impact of a VicHealth-funded arts program on Victorian audiences’ appreciation of cultural diversity and the harms of race-based discrimination. She has published widely in cultural policy, arts management and public administration journals. She is also Associate Dean, Partnerships and International for the Faculty of Arts and Education, Deakin University.