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
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.

Svenska Kulturfonden, Svensk-Österbottniska samfundet & The Finnish Cultural 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

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

European Commission Erasmus+ (The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, EACEA)

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, 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.
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

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.
Music for social impact: practitioners’ contexts, work, and beliefs (2020 – 2022)
The research project aims to examine the growing number of participatory music-making activities being offered to marginilized groups.

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), Britain

Rethinking Music Performance in European Higher Education Music Institutions (REACT)
REACT will mobilise a knowledge-creating international cooperative network to develop a new pedagogical model for higher education institutions and to help musicians meet the challenges of working life.


Subtle Corporealities: Propositions of Resistance for Creative Practitioners
Research project (2020-2022) by Susanna Hast and Maryam Bagheri Nesami develops artistic proposals for resistance and reparation of damage while testing the boundaries of self expression without overt exposure.

Kone foundation

Systems Analysis and the Lyon Model of Music Education
The project examines music education practices in Lyon model and Finnish research on institutional social innovations and systems analysis.
The Arts & Health Collective: Creative Solutions for Complex Challenges
The Arts & Health Collective, by WHO and partner organisations, stimulates interdisciplinary dialogue to identify best practices in and disseminate actionable policy advice on the implementation of arts and health interventions that are socially nuanced, culturally sensitive, and people-centred.

The Nordic Culture Fund together with co-funding from all partners

The Arts as Public Service: Strategic Steps towards Equality (ArtsEqual)
The research initiative funded by the Academy of Finland's Strategic Research Council (2015 - 2021) explores how the arts can meet the social challenges of the 2020s.

Academy of Finland’s Strategic Research Council.

The Observatory for Arts and Cultural Education, Finland
The project seeks to reinforce the equal accessibility and effectiveness of arts and cultural education and to improve the social status and appreciation of the field.
The Transformative Politics of Music Education in an Aging Society
This research project (2019-2022) by Tuulikki Laes explores music learning and performing as ways of promoting ageing identities.

Academy of Finland

Transforming Musicianship – Musicians’ Learner Identity
The research project led by Dr. Guadalupe López-Íñiguez aims at renewing learning and performance practices in classical music.

Academy of Finland