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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
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

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 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

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

Academy of Finland

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 ( 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

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

Financialization of art education, practice and research
The research investigates speculative and epistemological conjunctions between art and finance, and how financial logic has increased its relevance in the non-financial context of the arts.

Applications pending: ERC and Academy of Finland for years 2023-27

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

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

Interactivity in Performance Design (Ves)
Degree programmes in lighting and sound design develop teaching curricula and learning environments by researching different intersections and phenomena within contemporary performance.
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

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

Mobility and Literature in the Arts (MobiLit)
The project promotes the mobility of African and Finnish writing students, researchers and teachers.

Ministry of Culture and Education in Finland

Nordic Choreographic Platform (NCP)
The platform supports Nordic educational exchange and collaboration in the field of choreography. It is part of the annual studies of the master's programme in choreography. The implementation of the studies varies from year to year.
The Body and the Other: Lived Impossibilities in Art and Science
The research project aims at outlining corporeal strangeness, focusing particularly on the uncanny (das Unheimliche), as phenomena and as experience.

Kone Foundation

The Research Pavilion project
The Research Pavilion has been organised in Venice in 2015, 2017, and 2019, and in Helsinki in 2021 and 2023.

The Louise and Göran Ehrnrooth Foundation (2019 and 2021)

Niilo Helanderin säätiö (2023)

Theatre Academy Dance Collective TADaC
A collective of second year master's students in dance performance and a platform for their thesis projects.
Vision for performing arts education for 2030
The project aims at establishing a national vision for the state of education in theatre, dance, circus and performance art for 2030.
The project's main objective is to develop new perspectives to place- and site-responsive practices and produce artworks that emerge from engaging with the critical material of speculative fiction, astrobiology, astronomical data, and queer theory.

The Finnish Cultural Foundation