Arts Management, Consulting and Training

Ann Tonks

Are you looking for someone to give your Board insight about how to be more effective?

Do you have a problem trying to focus on the next stage of your strategic plan?

Are you looking for an interesting speaker on leadership?

Do you need someone to take on your job for a while so that you can have that well deserved break?

Do you need someone to teach a course on arts management while a lecturer is on a sabbatical?

After 18 years managing Melbourne Theatre Company, I’m now available to offer my services to other arts, cultural, media and training organisations.  I’m an arts manager, a trainer, a facilitator, a planner, a consultant.  I’m willing to travel to where you are – Australia or overseas.

I’ve chosen to work in the creative industries because I believe passionately in the importance of the arts to a community. I’m not an artist but I am someone who understands the creative process and the type of organisation you need to ensure your best chance of fulfilling an artistic vision. I’m also someone who believes in the importance of education and sharing ideas with the next generation.

If you have some arts management, consulting or training you’d like me to do, please contact me.


The A to Z of Arts Management is now available directly at http://www.tilde.com.au/product/the-a-to-z-of-arts-management/.

The subtitle of the book is “Reflections on Theory and Reality” and although designed as a textbook for arts management students, I hope that it will be of interest to practicing arts managers and board members around the world.

The A to Z format enabled me to talk about any topic that I thought might be of interest including the obvious ones such as Leadership and Strategic Planning but also ones that don’t usually appear in Management text books such as Coffee and Passion. You can dip in and out according to what subjects you’re particularly interested in. From December, I’ll be providing some extracts from the book – one letter a week – in my A to Z of Arts Management blog – check the Blogs tab for more information.

I did an a talk back on the book and management generally on ABC Local Radio in January 2016 and the podcast is available at: http://www.abc.net.au/overnights/stories/s4395499.htm?site=melbourne








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