Partners and donations
Having a societal impact is an important part of the role of the University of the Arts Helsinki (Uniarts Helsinki) and its academies. As a part of this mission Uniarts Helsinki is involved in fundraising and corporate cooperation to develop the funding of education.
Uniarts Helsinki’s role in the society
The University of the Arts Helsinki performs the third mission of universities, which is influencing the society, from various standpoints. In addition to the numerous concerts, performances, and exhibitions, we also create connections to the society around us, such as by corporate and alumni cooperation.
The University is also a societal commentator with a goal of securing the position and quality of art education. Close cooperation with other universities in Finland and abroad guarantees varied educational opportunities and solidifies the University of the Arts Helsinki’s position as a top international university.
Corporate cooperation is a vital part of the University of the Arts Helsinki and its renowned academies’ operations. By cooperating with our university, the corporation is given diverse opportunities to support the forefront of Finnish art education and to make use of the results of the cooperation in their own business. This cooperation includes the joint execution of projects and productions, marketing communications collaboration, research projects, and event production. Cooperation is based on long-term planning and creative ways of doing things.
Corporate cooperation has a partner and customer-friendly approach, which means that the corporation itself always sets the base for the cooperation. The goal is to make a difference in the society. Corporations are provided with tailored solutions that fit their images and benefit both parties. If you have any questions, we will gladly give you further information on the different forms and possibilities of corporate cooperation.
Sibelius Academy partners
Wärtsilä has teamed up with Uniarts Helsinki’s Sibelius Academy to celebrate the centenary of Finland’s independence through a joint symphony orchestra with the prestigious Juilliard School in New York. The orchestra will play three concerts in autumn 2017, and it will be conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen, an alumnus of the Sibelius Academy. The tour is part of the official programme that celebrates the centenary of Finland’s independence, and it is also sponsored by the Suomi 100 - Finland 100 project.
Elo Mutual Pension Insurance Company has been a Sibelius Academy cooperation partner since 2001. Elo cooperated in the establishment of the international Harald Andersén chamber choir competition, in which Elo is also the main cooperative partner. The first competition was held in 2003. The chamber choir competition is held every three years.
Sokos Hotel Presidentti, Vaakuna and Helsinki near the Helsinki city centre offer their guests a 10 percent discount on normal-priced tickets to Sibelius Academy concerts at the Helsinki Music Centre. A 20 percent discount on concert tickets will be given to tour operators.
Uniarts Helsinki’s fundraising campaign, Art is a Gift, has collected over 4.7 million euros in less than two years. A big thank you to all donors!
The Art is a Gift campaign was a pilot project for Uniarts Helsinki’s fundraising. Uniarts Helsinki will continue to engage in fundraising and maintain external relations in order to strengthen its economic future, because it’s more than likely that the level of public funding won’t be able to meet all the development needs of education in the same way as before.
Donations help the university in upgrading its international profile, increasing the number of visiting professors and promoting the influence of art in society.
More information on our campaign website www.taideonlahja.fi
Out of the three academies at the University of the Arts Helsinki, Sibelius Academy and the Academy of Fine Arts have their own foundations. The foundations accept anniversary and other special day donations and wills, for example.
The Sibelius Academy Foundation supports Sibelius Academy financially by grants. The Academy of Fine Arts Foundation supports and promotes accommodation, artistic work, exhibitions, publications, and international networking among students of fine arts. You can find further information about the foundations below.
University of the Arts Helsinki’s Liaison Manager
Senior advisor for fundraising
Tel. +358 50 526 1958