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

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
The Sense of Common Self
The project is an inquiry through aurally-informed aesthetic research practices into the collective emergence of sense.

Kone Foundation

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

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.

The Strategic Research Council (SRC), ADAPT research programme (2018-2023)
Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation

Artist Pedagogy
The project sets out to develop a deeper understanding of how and why artists teach in the ways they do, to share these approaches through various means, and to foster communities of practice.

Saastamoinen Foundation

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

Artistic Processes of University Art Students Self-Identifying Along the Neurodiversity Spectrum
The study seeks to learn about the neurodiversity experience of students’ engagement with artistic thinking within their artistic processes.
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

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
In this project, Dr. Guadalupe López-Íñiguez 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

Conservatory cultures

The 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.
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

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

Diversity of Music Heritage in Finland

Kone Foundation

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

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

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

Erasmus+ programme of the European Union

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

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
Gestural philosophy
The project explores collective artistic practices as informal devices of intentionless learning, radical democracy, and institutional activism.
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

Greatest Christmas Carols during the Covid-19 pandemic
This research project examines the experiences of church musicians from the time of the Covid-19 pandemic, focusing on the Greatest Christmas Carols -events.
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.

How to Do Things with Performance?
What can be done with performance? What actualises when a performance takes place, when it is documented, and when it is written about?

Academy of Finland

How to Live Together in Sound? Towards Sonic Democracy
The project intends to define our sonic environments as sonic commons.

Kone Foundation

Intersubjectivity in Music; the Perspective of Technological Mediation
Academy Research Fellow Otso Lähdeoja's research objective for the project (2018-2023) is to provide tools for a technologically augmented connection between musicians.

Academy of Finland

Kantele of the Runosong Culture and the Dialogue of Creativity
The project examines kantele improvisation within the Finnish-Karelian runosong culture, its various manifestations in its original context, and its possibilities and dimensions in modern times.
Kreativ personcentrerad vårdkonst project
The project intends to develop, implement and evaluate a creative, person-centered approach as well as enhance cultural and artistic practices in vocational education and geriatric care in order to change the care culture in Swedish Finland in the long term.

Svenska kulturfonden, Konstsamfundet

Learning in and through the Arts in higher education: Developing shared leadership
This project examines learning and teaching environments in the three academies of the University of the Arts Helsinki.
Learning narrative competence
Reflective writing courses at Uniarts Helsinki aim to foster narrative competence among social work and healthcare professionals. This research project investigates professionals’ assumptions of narrative competence, their experiences of course participation and evaluates how the learning objectives for the courses are met.

The Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation and The University of the Arts Helsinki

Letter Correspondence by Jean Sibelius and Aino Ackté
The research project examines correspondence between the years 1899 and 1936.

The Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland

Meetings with Remarkable and Unremarkable Trees
Although we are often accused of “not seeing the forest for the trees”, this project wants to look at the opposite danger, not seeing the trees for the forest, and focus on individual trees.

The Finnish Cultural Foundation

Microhistorical Perspectives on Female Involvement in Restaurant Music in the Late Nineteenth Century in Europe
The research project by Nuppu Koivisto examines female musicians.
Music and Sound in the History of Finnish non-fiction Cinema
Research project by Kaarina Kilpiö explores sound elements in cinema.
Music education, professionalism and eco-politics
The project identifies new alternative ways of implementing arts education that are environmentally responsible, socially engaged and forward-looking.

Academy of Finland