Services for all

The University of the Arts Helsinki’s programme and educational services as well as the libraries are available to all.

 

Library

The University of the Arts library has four locations: the Academy of Fine Arts, the Theatre Academy, and the Sibelius Academy in both Helsinki and Kuopio.

 

The collections and services of the University of the Arts Helsinki’s libraries are available to all customers, including the general public. For more information visit the library website. Library materials can be browsed through the ARSCA database.

 

Registry

The registry of the University of the Arts Helsinki manages the registry of the university’s pending matters and the documents related to them. Typical records in need of registry are applications for open vacancies, statement requests, contracts and the decisions made in the university. The registry of the University of the Arts Helsinki also manages the registry of those records assigned for Sibelius Academy. However, both the Academy of Fine Arts and the Theatre Academy are responsible for registering their own records for now. All matters and documents are registered into the Innofactor Dynasty platform of the University of the Arts Helsinki.

 

The registry is situated in the Helsinki Music Centre, Töölönlahdenkatu 16 C, Helsinki (entrance from Karamzininkatu). Letters and other post should be sent to The University of the Arts Helsinki (or: Sibelius Academy), Registry, P.O. Box 38, FI-00097 University of the Arts Helsinki.

 

E-mail addresses:

University of the Arts Helsinki kirjaamo(at)uniarts.fi
Academy of Fine Arts kuva.kirjaamo(at)uniarts.fi
Sibelius Academy siba.kirjaamo(at)uniarts.fi
Theatre Academy teak.kirjaamo(at)uniarts.fi

Archive

This archive is responsible for the storage and information service provided for those documents that are crafted in the University of the Arts Helsinki and in its academies and that are meant to be maintained permanently or long term. The archive includes documents related to administration, teaching and artistic performances, among others. Artistic and academic publications are also included. The archive of the University of the Arts Helsinki also maintains the archive of the Sibelius Academy (1882-2012) and its research services.

 

Uniarts Helsinki’s main archive is located in a building originally designed to be a bread factory, called Leipätehdas in Finnish (earlier name: Taiteen talo Building), Kaikukatu 4 A, Helsinki. A separate study room for the use of researchers can also be found in the building. Advance retrieval orders and any inquiries should be directed to the archivist at arkisto(at)uniarts.fi. Please prepare to wait for five days for the delivery.

The archives before the merger of the academies

The archives before the merger of the academies

The Archive of the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts 1869 – 2012


The archive consists of the records of the following collections:

  • Drawing School of the Art Society of Finland (1869–1939)
  • The Finnish Art Academy School/Ateneum (1939–1985)

This archive is part of the National Archives. Together, there are about 4.2 shelf metres of documents. The research service of the National Archives is located at Rauhankatu 17, Helsinki.

  • The Finnish Academy of Fine Arts (1985–2012)

The documents of the archive are disorganised and not yet within the reach of researchers. The archive belongs to the Academy of Fine Arts and can be found in the main archive of the University of the Arts Helsinki.

 

The Archive of the Sibelius Academy 1882 – 2012


This archive consists of the records of the following collections:

  • Helsinki Music Institute (1882–1924)—private music school
  • Helsinki Conservatory (1924–1939)—private institute
  • Sibelius Academy (1939–1966)—private academy
  • Sibelius Academy (1966–1980)—private academy with government funding
  • Sibelius Academy (1980–2012)—university with government funding
  • Private archives (personal and society archives)

The archive has been situated in the main archive of the University of the Arts Helsinki. It consists of about 350 shelf metres. 

 

The Archive of the Theatre Academy Helsinki 1979 – 2012


This archive consists of the records of the following collections:

  • The archive of the Theatre Academy Helsinki (1979–2008)

The archive consists of 35 shelf metres, and it has been organised and catalogued. It is situated in the central archive of the University of Helsinki. The central archive is located at Fabianinkatu 33, Helsinki.

  • The archive of the Theatre Academy Helsinki (2009–2012)

The archive is disorganised and not yet within the reach of researchers. It is located in the Theatre Academy facilities.

 

Archives of the predecessors of the Theatre Academy


Svenska Teaterskolan 1908–1979 (years 1955–1980)

The archive has been situated in the National Archives. The archive consists of 0.65 shelf metres. The research service of the National Archives is located at Rauhankatu 17, Helsinki.

 

The Theatre School of Finland 1943–1979 (years 1928–1987)

The archive has been situated in the National Archives. The archive consists of 9.4 shelf metres. The research service of the National Archives  is located at Rauhankatu 17, Helsinki.

 

 

 

Primo Events Service

Primo is Sibelius Academy’s events service, producing unique music experiences for your company’s or organisation’s events. Primo’s performers include Sibelius Academy students, alumni, and teachers. Primo’s service is extensive and covers all practical arrangements.

Student Union's "Artist bank"

Planning a jazzy house party? Hire an improv group. Want your kid to learn the piano? Hire a teacher. Want to have your portrait painted? Hire an artist. Contact information for the University of the Arts Helsinki’s students is available to you at the Student Union’s website.

Education for All

You can study at the University of the Arts Helsinki without a bachelor’s or master’s status. The university’s Open University and continuing studies offer high-quality education and development opportunities for all who are interested.

The Open University

The Open University offers a superlative university education that is based on research and compliant with the University of the Arts Helsinki’s degree requirements.

Continuing Education

University of the Arts Helsinki’s continuing education services provide professionals and organisations in the arts field with opportunities to develop. 

Sibelius Academy's Junior Academy

Sibelius Academy offers a unique Junior Academy that introduces musically gifted young people to the high-quality music community and educational environment before they enter a university.

Rent premises

The academies of The University of the Arts Helsinki rent their premises to businesses and organisations when they are not in use.

 

If you like to rent University of the Arts premises, please contact the following persons:

Academy of Fine Arts:

Facilities Manager​ Matti Rautio

Sibelius Academy:

The Sibelius Academy offers the halls and auditorium of the Helsinki Music Centre for rent for musical events as well as seminars and meetings.

Theatre Academy:

Auditorium, classes: Facilities Manager​ Matti Rautio

Exercise halls, studios, big theatre hall: Jyri Pulkkinen