The Performing Arts Research Centre TUTKE
The Performing Arts Research Centre TUTKE is responsible for all research and post-graduate studies at the Theatre Academy Helsinki. The research coordinated at the Theatre Academy has a vital influence on the development of dance, theatre and performing arts and on the variety of instruction available in these fields. The Theatre Academy encourages research that is artistic, artist-based and rooted in art pedagogy. Research in and through the arts is, by its very nature, highly multidisciplinary. Cross-disciplinary artistic research and the crossing of borders between scholarly or scientific approaches and creative processes require argumentation and explanation.
More info on artistic research at Uniarts Helsinki on artisticresearch.fi
At this page you can find information about our research. To read more about our doctoral programme please go here
Tutke's mission and vision 2017-2020
Doctoral studies and research conducted in Tutke are defined as artistic research. Artistic research is academic, multidisciplinary and collective research realised in the medium of art.
TeT Maya Tångeberg-Grischin (1.9.2012 – 31.12.2014)
FT Anna Thuring (1.1.2013 – 31.12.2014)
Dr. Anna Ivanova-Brashinskaya (1.1.2013 – 31.12.2014)
TeT Pauliina Hulkko (1.8.2013 – 30.9.2014)
FT Petri Tervo (1.2.2014 – 31.12.2014)
TaT Lea Kantonen (1.2.2014 – 31.12.2014)
anna.thuring (at) uniarts.fi
Suomen Akatemian Aasia-tutkimushanke
Konsortioprojekti/Vaihtuvat dialogit: Esittävät taiteet ja kuvataiteet Aasiassa (TeaK & KuvA)
Osaprojekti/Subjekti ja tieto käytännössä: Aasialainen esittävä taide (TeaK)
How to do things with performance 2016-2020
The research initiative funded by the Academy of Finland and coordinated by the Performing arts research centre Tutke at the Theatre Academy of the University of the Arts explores how to do things with performance. The project is led by Annette Arlander. Researchers are Hanna Järvinen, Pilvi Porkola and Tero Nauha.
The ARTSEQUAL research initiative, coordinated by the University of the Arts Helsinki and funded by the Academy of Finland, examines the arts as public service, with equality as the starting point, and explores how the arts can meet the social challenges of the 2020s.
Previous Research Projects
Shifting Dialogues: Research Project on Asian Performance and Fine Arts 2011−2014
Shifting Dialogues was a joint research project between Theatre Academy Helsinki and Academy of Fine Arts (AAPC, Asian Art and Performance Consortium). The project was funded by Academy of Finland and led by Professor Esa Kirkkopelto from Theatre Academy Helsinki. Research fellows are Ray Langenbach, Jukka O. Miettinen, Stefan Kuzay and Anna Thuring and doctoral students Maya Tångeberg-Grischin, Jay Koh, Mikko Bredenberg and Shoji Kato.
From Perception to Expression: Facilitating the Embodied Processes of the Contemporary Dancer through Merleau-Ponty's Phenomenology and Wilhelm Reich's Character Analysis 2010−2012
Reasearch projects funded by The Academy of Finland (PI Dr Leena Rouhiainen, Theatre Acade my). Open access publication
Training Artists for Innovation 2010–2011
A project in collaboration with Cultuur-Ondernemen (NL), TILLT (SWE), Artlab (DK), Conexiones improbables (ES), and KEA European Affairs (BE) and funded by the EU Culture Programme (Researcher, Dr Kai Lehikoinen, Theatre Academy). Open access publication
A project in collaboration with Live Music Now (UK), De Stichting Koffer (NL), and UniT (AT), funded by EU Grundtvig Programme (Researcher, Dr. Kai Lehikoinen, Theatre Academy).
Actor’s Art in Modern Times 2008−2010
Funded by the Finnish Cultural Foundation, a project in TeaK in collaboration with the University of Helsinki, Department of Theatre Research and the University of Tampere, Department of Drama and Theatre Research, Centre for the Practise-Based Theatre Research (PI Esa Kirkkopelto, professor of artistic research / Theatre Academy).
Moving Mosaic – Exploring Collegial Collaboration as a Way of Identifying and Transforming the Culture of Dance Teaching 2008–2010
Funded by The Finnish Work Environment Fund (PI Dr Teija Löytönen).
Challenging the Notion of Knowledge 2005−2007
Publication Ways of Knowing in Dance and Art (pdf-tiedosto) has been published in Theatre Academy's Acta Scenica publication series.
Making a Difference in Dance 2002–2004
Funded by The Academy of Finland, (PI Soili Hämäläinen, Professor / Theatre Academy).
CARPA − Colloquium on Artistic Research
CARPA is a biannual international colloquium that focuses on performance art and artistic research. The colloquium is organised by the Performing Arts Research Centre (Tutke) of the Theatre Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki.
Symposium on Interspecies Performance 2013
The symposium was organized 16.−17.9.2013 by Performing Arts Research Centre, Theatre Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki. The theme of the symposium was Renegotiating ”Us”: In Performance with Other Species.
Reserach Symposium of the Hollo Institute 2013
The fourth international research symposium of the Hollo institute took place at tha Theatre Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki October 9-11, 2013.
The Society for Artistic Research (SAR)
SAR is an international, non-profit organisation that nurtures, connects and disseminates artistic research as specific practices of creating knowledge and insight. SAR facilitates a range of encounters for its community of artistic practitioners in the pursuit of transformative understanding that impacts on political and societal processes as well as on cultures of research and learning. SAR has an international membership drawn from individual artists, as well as academic and non-academic institutions. SAR web site
Journal for Artistic Research (JAR)
JAR (Journal for Artistic Research) seminar
Theatre Academy Helsinki
7th April 2011
Seminar programme (in Finnish)
Taiteellisen tutkimuksen tohtoriohjelma TahTo
Musiikin ja näyttämötaiteen valtakunnallinen tutkijakoulu, Esittävän taiteen tohtoriohjelma EST
Audiovisuaalisen alan valtakunnallinen tutkijakoulu, Elomedia
Performance as research working group (PAR)
Performance as Research (PAR) investigates creative-academic issues raised by performance as research across the performance media: dance, film, television and theatre. A number of key issues are driving the formation of the working group focusing on Performance Research including the following:
What field(s) of activity does `performance as research` describe?
What knowledge(s) can performance generate and to what extent knowledge and understanding are increased by performance as research?
What are appropriate modalities through which to communicate about and in terms of performance?
What is the meaning and standing of a qualification in performance research?
What are the implications of developing bodies of practice and theory specific to performance as research?
For more information about the working group see IFRT /FIRT – working groups.
Convener for the PAR working group is Professor Baz Kershaw, University of Warwick, baz.kershaw (at) warwick.ac.uk.
The working group will meet next time Monday 2, February 2009 at the Theatre Academy in Helsinki, Haapaniemenkatu 6, 00530 Helsinki, Finland.
This meeting will take place after the winter seminar on Practice-Based Research in the Performing Arts, January 29th to February 1st 2009 at the Centre for Practice as Research, Tampere, arranged by Department of Acting, Tampere University & Nordic Summer University, NSU, study circle # 7.
The purpose of the PAR meeting is to
plan the next session of the working group during the IFRT/FIRT Lissabon conference 14th to 17th July 2009 and a possible pre-conference meeting
plan a working group meeting during the forthcoming Symposium on Artistic Research in Performing Arts at the Theatre Academy in November 2009
discuss the possibilities for a joint publication or journal
discuss the possibilities for a recurring summer school or some type of event for doctoral students
See also debrief from the previous meeting in Seoul, written by Anna Birch and Mark Fleishmann.
For more information about the meeting, please contact Professor Annette Arlander (Annette.Arlander (at) teak.fi) or Professor Esa Kirkkopelto (Esa.Kirkkopelto (at) teak.fi).