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Hooray! We are celebrating our 10-year anniversary in 2023! The celebrations will be themed around the future of arts.

Studies free of charge for independent arts professionals at Uniarts Helsinki’s Open Campus in autumn 2023

The Pyörre study module on leadership and project management for independent arts professionals will be organised for the second time in autumn 2023. The Career+ pilot project is seeking professionals in the arts sector who wish to improve their working life skills through training in the autumn. Participation in both modules is free of charge.


Pyörre is a 20-credit study module on leadership and project management for independent arts professionals available at Uniarts Helsinki’s Open University. Students of the module will acquire basic knowledge and tools related to leadership and management within small-scale arts and cultural organisations. Participants will also learn the basics of communication, copyrights, negotiation skills, marketing and service design. The study module will be organised in the 2023—2024 academic year. The language of the study module is Finnish. 

In the past academic year, one of the participants was Hanna Hautala, the executive director of the Hailuoto Theatre Festival and chair of the support association. “Uniarts Helsinki’s Pyörre module gave me a wide range of new information and knowhow related to my job as the chair of a small cultural association. I recommend the studies to all employers and employees working in the performing arts and also to anyone who does not yet possess the sufficient skills for working professionally in the field,” Hautala says. 

More information on the Pyörre study module is available at the Studyinfo portal, and registration will open in August 2023. 

Apply to complete tailored pilot studies in working life skills for free in autumn 2023!

In autumn 2023, Uniarts Helsinki’s Open Campus will offer tailored studies and guidance in working life skills to professionals in the independent arts sector through a pilot service called Career+. The maximum number of participants wishing to improve their working life skills and networks through the Career+ pilot group is 15. The participants will not have to pay a fee for the service.   

Those interested in joining the pilot group can apply starting from August 2023, when we will share more detailed information about the application procedure and the pilot group’s activities on the Uniarts Helsinki website for continuous learning and in the newsletter about continuous learning. 

Extensive free opportunities for continuous learning for arts professionals at Uniarts Helsinki’s Open University

Starting from autumn 2023, Uniarts Helsinki’s Open University will offer studies and services to promote the working life skills of professionals in the independent arts sector as part of the Sustainable future for the cultural sector – study and service module for continuous learning project.

The goal of the new study and service module is to improve independent arts professionals’ ability to develop their operational environment in a sustainable way. All studies and services related to the module are free of charge for the participants.

The training has been funded by the Service Centre for Continuous Learning and Employment. The Service Centre promotes the competence development of working-age people and the availability of skilled labour. The operations of the Service Centre are overseen by the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment.