Our projects

See all our research projects as well as development and international co-operation projects.

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Project name Project time Funder
A classroom of one’s own
Nuppu Koivisto-Kaasik explores women piano teachers, intersectionality, and the gendered power structures of musical life in Helsinki and Tallinn between 1861 and 1924.

Academy of Finland

Abandoned Melodies
DMus Anne Elisabeth Piirainen, in cooperation with pianist DMus Kirill Kozlovski examine stylistic peculiarities in the compositions of the Krein family, analysing this neglected repertoire to the backdrop of the cultural development within the Soviet Union.

The Finnish Cultural Foundation

Active Acoustic Augmented Instruments
The project aims to create a seamless integration of acoustic and electronic sound into a single instrumental entity.

Academy of Finland

Active Acoustics – Smart Audio objects at the Interface of the Material and the Digital
Academy of Finland Key Project by Otso Lähdeoja, targets the development of pioneering audio applications combining structure-borne sound and sensor technology into a set of Active Acoustic Objects at the interface of the material and the digital.

Academy of Finland

Aino and Heikki
The research examines Aino Ackté’s and Heikki Renvall’s correspondence.

The Alfred Kordelin Foundation

Alexandria Nova
Alexandria Nova network explored what the art of directing is and how it is taught. It was formed by seven study programmes of directing of different countries together with their partners.

Erasmus+ programme of the European Union

All the Truths We Cannot See: A Chernobyl Story
Follow the exceptional opera collaboration between Uniarts Helsinki’s Sibelius Academy and the USC Thornton School of Music.

Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation

ArsADAPT – Artists for a sustainable future
ArsADAPT creates new approaches to music studies and musician's work by integrating the sustainable future agenda and related research into artistic work.
Artist-activist in post-fossil revolution
Marjatta Oja's research project (2018-2023) explores the empowerment of the artist.
Artistic Collaboration Project (ACO)
The collaborative and multidisciplinary course between Theatre Academy and Aalto University has been organised every other year since 1994.

Uniarts Helsinki’s Theatre Academy & Aalto University

Artistic Dialogue in Urban Environment
In her artistic research (2014-2021), Mari Martin makes art in urban environments in collaboration with others, while reflecting on and testing the concept of dialogue.

University of the Arts Helsinki, the Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland & the City of Helsinki

Artistic Doctorates in Europe
Artistic Doctorates in Europe: Third cycle provision in Dance and Performance (ADiE) project is investigating Practice as Research (PaR) inquiries within research level degrees in Dance and Performance.

Erasmus+ programme of the European Union

Artwork – a better future for all through creativity
ARTWORK aims to expand the field of work for artists and raise increased awareness of the use of artistic methods for strengthening education and social initiatives.

Erasmus+ programme

Beautiful Past – Rethinking Stradivari Violins in the Aesthetics of European Neoclassicism (c. 1760-1814)
Research project (2015-2018) by Christina Linsenmeyer focuses on the canonization of Stradivari violins.

Academy of Finland

Black Ecologies: Performing Art in the Extraction Zone
The project aims to build artistic research methods to examine Extractivism and ecology.

The project is funded by Kone Foundation and the Academy of Fine Arts, Uniarts Helsinki.

Bodies in war, Bodies in Dance
The project researches rhythm, performance and emotions in Finnish military training and capoeira for refugees.

Academy of Finland

Breathing With
Research project (2020-2021) by Miriam Jakob and Jana Unmüßig explores breathing in choreography.

Senat Berlin

Cantatrices Achté
The research concentrates on a correspondence that reveals points of view on the conventions of opera culture.

Svenska Litteratursällskapet i Finland, the foundation of Emil Aaltonen & Oskar Öflunds Stiftelse

Caring for musically gifted children
This project explores how the politics of care in elite higher music institutions and certain educational “cults” could better support the education of children for music. The project seeks to support children gifted for music internationally, so that they can live as agentic and healthy individuals while pursuing desirable educational outcomes in caring ecosystems.

The Academy of Finland (Ref. 348591)

City as Space of Rules and Dreaming
The project funded by Kone Foundation (2021-2024) strengthens polyphony of urban space and thereby develops a more just city.

Kone Foundation

Classical Musicians’ Motivation to Practice During the COVID-19 Pandemic
The research is about the challenges that classically-trained musicians faced during the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe and Latin America.
Conservatory cultures

Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies (Östersjöstiftelsen)

Control and Tax: The Licensing and Taxing Systems of Music and Musicians in late Habsburg Prague, 1894–1918
The research project addresses neglected aspects of the music culture of Prague.

Otto A. Malm Foundation & Kone Foundation

Correspondence with the Past
Elina Saloranta's artistic research examines Finnish singer Elli Forssell.
Creative Dialogue
Creative Dialogue is an international workshop for young instrumentalist and composers to learn new repertoire and experience the creative dialogue between music and its performers.
Curriculum as a policy instrument for educational (e)quality of music education in Finland
Research project (2018-) directed by Marja-Leena Juntunen examines issues related to the implementation of the music core curricula in Basic Education and Basic Education in the Arts.

The Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland, Svensk-Österbottniska samfundet & The Finnish Cultural Foundation

Dance Performance and Choreography – an artistic collaboration on digital platforms
Watch online projects by master’s degree students of Dance Performance and Choreography.
Data Ocean Theatre
The postdoctoral project continues Vincent Roumagnac's artistic research on re-ecologizing theatre.
Dialogue Generation for Radio Drama
The project explores the computational generation of dialogue for radio drama.

YLE – the Finnish Broadcasting Company, the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Finnish, Finno-Ugrian and Scandinavian Studies at the University of Helsinki

Digital Literature
The Digital Literature Project (di.ki) aims to increase knowledge about digital literature and to support creation of new works of art.

The Finnish Cultural Foundation and Promotion Center for Audiovisual Culture AVEK

The project aims to establish a platform for interdisciplinary collaborative arts projects that bring together artists and art professionals in Finland, Tanzania, and Mozambique.
Embodied Language Learning through the Arts (ELLA)
ELLA is a research project (2021-2024) funded by Kone foundation which investigates how embodied language learning through the arts may generate substantial change within communities.

Kone Foundation

Engraved in the Body: Ways of reading Finnish people’s memories from mental hospitals
Research project (2017-2020) by Kirsi Heimonen investigates different aspects of memories.

Kone Foundation

Equity in Composing
The Equity in Composing project (2019-) aims to reduce gender-based occupational segregation and to advance equal opportunities for participation in the field.

Wegeliuksen muistosäätiö, Musiikin edistämissäätiö (MES) & Suomen Säveltäjät ry

Expanding Reflexivity of Professional Education in Music in Times of Crises
The multidisciplinary and multi-methods research addresses the dramatic effects that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the entire classical music industry and educational field.

Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation

Fair Sculpture
Fair Sculpture encourages and helps empower youth, with a focus on youths who are less exposed to different kinds of art and culture.

Talent Boost

FAST45 investigates alternative futures for institutions of higher arts education in Europe.

Erasmus+ programme of the European Union

Finland-Africa Platform for Innovation FAPI Pilot
A pedagogic research project exploring the socially innovative capacities of contextual / site-responsive art practice in the Nordic and Pan-African contexts.
Finnish National Ballet 100
Aino Kuokkanen researches the history of the Finnish National Ballet.

Niilo Helander Foundation
Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation
Finnish Cultural Foundation

Folk_ME – Folk Music Education for Future Generations
Folk_ME - Folk Music Education for Future Generations is an innovative education project, what targets public education.

Erasmus+ programme of the European Union

Timo Heino's research project "Food" explores food from different perspectives.
Foreign Study Trips of Finnish Organists
The research project lead by Peter Peitsalo explores Finnish organ art.
Forgotten bagpipes
"Forgotten Bagpipes - The Redesign of the Säkkipilli in Finland" aims at rebuilding the musical instrument and reviving the Finnish Piping tradition
Future Songwriting
The research project by Heidi Partti creates an international network of music teacher educators and a hybrid space for reflection and planning.

Creative Europe programme of the European Union

FUTURED: Music teacher education for the future
The project's research objectives are to challenge the status quo of music teacher education in Norway, and to develop innovative and collaborative practices that could foster students’ collaborative, critical and democratic capacities.

Research Council of Norway

Global Music: SHUTTERSPEED –the play that never happened
Shutterspeed is a "radio play" album created in collaboration with the Porttiteatteri and the Global Music Department of Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki.
Global Visions Through Mobilizing Networks: Co-Developing Intercultural Music Teacher Education in Finland, Israel and Nepal
The research project funded by the Academy of Finland (2015 - 2020) creates an international network of music teacher educators and a hybrid space for reflection and planning.

Academy of Finland

Grabando al caminar
Lea Kantonen researches the arts of indeginous people in Mexico. Grabando al caminar -project took place 2017-2018 and was funded by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.

Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Health, Narrative and the Arts
Health, Narrative and the Arts offers training in narrative skills for professionals in healthcare and social work.

Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation

Health, wellbeing and disability narratives in the arts
The overarching aim of this inter-cultural academic collaboration is to challenge academic ableism in higher education.

The project is part of the SAFINET, the Southern African and Finnish Higher Education Institutions’ Network for Health and Wellbeing, within the Culture and Wellbeing sub-area. SAFINET is funded by the Ministry of Culture and Education in Finland.