Last classes

June 15, 2023

The first arts management course I taught was at the (then) South Australian Institute of Technology in 1985. And the last arts management courses I’ve taught were just a few week’s ago, at the University of Melbourne.

I’ve always enjoyed teaching (although not marking!) because it keeps me connected to the next generation of arts managers. It also ensures that I continue to learn in order to stay ahead of them (just). And I do get a sense of satisfaction as I pass on hard learnt lessons from the real world that might save others from my mistakes.

This year, my students have come from all parts of Australia but also from China, Colombia, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Japan, Russia, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, and the United States of America. And they are just the ones I know about.

To celebrate the end of nearly 40 years (on and off) of Arts Management teaching, here are photos of my last couple of classes.

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