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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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Search results: 23

Project name Project time Funder
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

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

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)

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

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

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 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

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.

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.
Music for social impact: practitioners’ contexts, work, and beliefs
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.

Erasmus+ programme of the European Union

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