Opening of Uniarts Helsinki’s academic year 2021–2022

Welcome to celebrate the opening of the academic year on Thursday, 2 September 2021, at 15:00–16:00!

four people jumping in air

The celebrations are held remotely, and everyone can watch an online stream of the event on our YouTube channel starting from 15:00. The event takes place in the Camerata Hall of the Helsinki Music Centre. 

As part of the academic year’s opening, video art by Academy of Fine Arts students Verneri Salonen and Samuel Thompson-Plant will be shown on the media screen of the Helsinki Music Centre at 14:30–15:00 and 16:30–17:00.    

Johannes Pessi, Sara-Maria Pirhonen and Viivi Tigerstedt  

Programme 15:00–16:00  

Jazz music  
Selma Savolainen, vocals  
Toomas Keski-Säntti, piano  
Kaisa Mäensivu, double bass  

Rector Kaarlo Hildén  

Announcement of the Alumni of the Year  

Speech by a representative of the Ministry of Education and Culture  
Science and Culture Minister Antti Kurvinen  

Video work: Samuel Thompson-Plant  
My Bum is in Charge of Me   

Chair of the Student Union Board Sini Kaartinen  

Video work: Verneri Salonen  
I have more will to go than care to stay  

Speech/performance by a special guest  
Uniarts Helsinki’s Alum of the Year  

Jamie MacDonald  

Music by the Global Music Department  
Nemat Battah, vocals and oud
Merve Abdurrahmani, vocals and piano


2.9.2021 at 15:00 – 16:00