The Performing Arts Research Centre TUTKE
The Performing Arts Research Centre TUTKE is responsible for all research and post-graduate studies at the Theatre Academy Helsinki. The research coordinated at the Theatre Academy has a vital influence on the development of dance, theatre and performing arts and on the variety of instruction available in these fields. The Theatre Academy encourages research that is artistic, artist-based and rooted in art pedagogy. Research in and through the arts is, by its very nature, highly multidisciplinary. Cross-disciplinary artistic research and the crossing of borders between scholarly or scientific approaches and creative processes require argumentation and explanation.
More info on artistic research at Uniarts Helsinki on artisticresearch.fi
At this page you can find information about our research. To read more about our doctoral programme please go here
Tutke's mission and vision 2017-2020
Doctoral studies and research conducted in Tutke are defined as artistic research. Artistic research is academic, multidisciplinary and collective research realised in the medium of art.
Susanna Hast, PhD, Bodies in War, Bodies in Dance, Academy of Finland, 1.9.2017–31.8.2020
Hanna Järvinen, PhD, How to Do Things with Performance? -project, Academy of Finland, 1.9.2016–31.8.2020
Paula Kramer, PhD, postdoctoral researcher at the Uniarts Helsinki’s Centre for Artistic Research, CfAR, 15.8.2016–31.5.2019
Tero Nauha, Dr, How to Do Things with Performance? -project, Academy of Finland, 1.9.2016–31.8.2020
Pilvi Porkola, Dr, Professor in Artistic Research & How to Do Things with Performance? -project, Academy of Finland, 1.9.2016–31.8.2020
Davide Giovanzana, Dr, The Imagination of Violence – An investigation of the ambiguous relationship between violence, theatre and the representation of violence: Kone Foundation, 1.1.2017–31.12.2018
Kirsi Heimonen, Dr, (15.8.2016–19.11.2017), 1.1.2018–15.7.2019
Alexander Komlosi, Dr, Perforrnative Well-Being:Performance, Insights, Transformations: Suomen Kulttuurirahasto: 1.3.2017–28.2.2018
Anu Koskinen, Dr, Foucault´n kanssa näyttämölle - Kuinka ruumiillistaa ekokatastrofi? , Kone Foundation, a three-year grant : I) 1.2.–31.12.2015, II) 1.3.2016–30.4.2017, III) 1.6.2017–30.4.2018.
Antti Salminen, PhD, Jälkifossiilinen taide ja kokemus, 31.1.2018–28.2.2019
Isto Turpeinen, Dr, Mistä on tanssin hyvä tehty? Toimintatutkimus tanssikulttuurien muutosta yhteiseen taloon, Finnish Cultural Foundation (6 months) & Jane And Aatos Erkko Foundation (24 months): 1.1.2018–31.12.2019
Tero Vadén, PhD, Jälkifossiilinen taide ja kokemus, 31.1.2018–28.2.2019
Postdoctoral Researchers before 2018
Kirsi Heimonen, Dr 1.10.2015–31.3.2016
Anna Thuring, PhD, 1.1.2011–31.12.2014
Affiliated Researchers before 2018
Kirsi Heimonen, Dr, 15.9.2010–31.12.2012, 1.10.2014–30.9.2015
Pauliina Hulkko, Dr, 1.8.2013–30.9.2014
Soili Hämäläinen, Dr, 1.1.2015–31.12.2016
Anna Ivanova-Brashinskaya, Dr, 1.1.2013–31.12.2014
Hanna Järvinen, PhD, 1.8.2008–31.7.2010, 15.9.2010–31.12.2012
Lea Kantonen, Dr, 1.2.2014–30.4.2017
Helka-Maria Kinnunen, Dr, 15.9.2010–31.12.2012
Anu Koskinen, Dr, 1.2.2015–30.4.2017
Anne Makkonen, PhD, 1.8.2008–31.7.2010, 15.9.2010–31.12.2012
Jukka O. Miettinen, Dr., 1.10.2008–30.9.2011
Paula Salosaari, Dr, 11.10.2011–31.10.2013
Anna Thuring, PhD, 1.10.2008–1.12.2012, 1.1.2013–31.12.2015
Petri Tervo, PhD, 7.6.2008–31.12.2012, 1.6.2013––31.12.2014
Maya Tångeberg-Grischin, Dr, 1.9.2012–31.12.2014
CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS
Funded by the European Union’s Erasmus+ programme, 3 years, 2016–2019
ADiE is a partnership between Uniarts Helsinki, Zodiak and Kiasma (FI), Weld and University of the Arts (SE) and Dance4, Chichester University and Middlesex University (UK).
The Uniarts Helsinki researchers in the project are professor Leena Rouhiainen (Principal Investigator), Dr Kirsi Heimonen and Dr Paula Kramer.
Artistic Doctorates in Europe: Third cycle provision in Dance and Performance (ADiE), will investigate and create a step change in Practice as Research (PaR) inquiries within research level degrees in Dance and Performance. It also seeks to substantiate and enhance the impact of these degrees on the creative industries and even beyond.
Funded by the Academy of Finland's Strategic Research Council, 6 years, 2015–2021
The ARTSEQUAL research initiative, coordinated by the University of the Arts Helsinki, examines the arts as public service, with equality as the starting point, and explores how the arts can meet the social challenges of the 2020s.
This multidisciplinary research project is one of the largest researches of art and art education in Finnish history.
Consortium partners: University of the Arts Helsinki (the coordinator), Foundation for Cultural Policy Research Cupore, Lappeenranta University of Technology, University of Turku and Finnish Institute of Occupational Health.
The initiative consists of 6 research groups. The Arts@School group is led by professor Eeva Anttila, Theatre Academy of the Uniarts Helsinki.
Funded by the Academy of Finland, 3 years, 1.9.2017–31.8.2020
Researcher Susanna Hast, PhD.
Bodies in war, Bodies in Dance: Rhythm, Performance and Emotions in Finnish Military Training and Capoeira for Refugees
Susanna Hast is interested in finding out if and how capoeira training for refugees can result in 'muscular bonding', and in how social emotions relate to specific collective movement. In the second part of the study she will do fieldwork in the Finland's National Defence University.
Funded by the Academy of Finland, 4 years, 1.9.2016–31.8.2020
Researcher: Annette Arlander (Principal Investigator), Hanna Järvinen, Pilvi Porkola & Tero Nauha
The project asks what can be done with performance - what actualises when a performance takes place, when it is documented, and when it is written about.
Funded by the Kone Foundation, 3 years, 1.1.2018–31.12.2020
Principal researchers: Leena Rouhiainen (Principal Investigator), Marja-Liisa Honkasalo, Sami Santanen, Irene Kajo & Teemu Päivinen
International Conference on Artistic Research
Society for Artistic Research (SAR) / Uniarts Helsinki: The 8th International Conference on Artistic Research will be held on the 28-29 April, 2017 at the Theatre Academy in Helsinki. The Conference is hosted by the University of the Arts Helsinki.
The Conference will be followed by the General Assembly of SAR on 30 April 2017.
CARPA − Colloquium on Artistic Research in Performing Arts
CARPA is a biennial international colloquium that focuses on performance art and artistic research. The colloquium is organised by the Performing Arts Research Centre (Tutke) of the Theatre Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki. CARPA6 will be held on 28 August - 31 August 2019.
Symposium on Interspecies Performance 2013
The symposium was organized 16.−17.9.2013 by Performing Arts Research Centre, Theatre Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki. The theme of the symposium was Renegotiating ”Us”: In Performance with Other Species.
The Society for Artistic Research (SAR)
SAR is an international, non-profit organisation that nurtures, connects and disseminates artistic research as specific practices of creating knowledge and insight. SAR facilitates a range of encounters for its community of artistic practitioners in the pursuit of transformative understanding that impacts on political and societal processes as well as on cultures of research and learning. SAR has an international membership drawn from individual artists, as well as academic and non-academic institutions. SAR web site
Journal for Artistic Research (JAR)
JAR (Journal for Artistic Research) seminar
Theatre Academy Helsinki
7th April 2011
Seminar programme (in Finnish)
Taiteellisen tutkimuksen tohtoriohjelma TahTo
Musiikin ja näyttämötaiteen valtakunnallinen tutkijakoulu, Esittävän taiteen tohtoriohjelma EST
Audiovisuaalisen alan valtakunnallinen tutkijakoulu, Elomedia
Performance as research working group (PAR)
Performance as Research (PAR) investigates creative-academic issues raised by performance as research across the performance media: dance, film, television and theatre. A number of key issues are driving the formation of the working group focusing on Performance Research including the following:
What field(s) of activity does `performance as research` describe?
What knowledge(s) can performance generate and to what extent knowledge and understanding are increased by performance as research?
What are appropriate modalities through which to communicate about and in terms of performance?
What is the meaning and standing of a qualification in performance research?
What are the implications of developing bodies of practice and theory specific to performance as research?
For more information about the working group see IFRT /FIRT – working groups.
Convener for the PAR working group is Professor Baz Kershaw, University of Warwick, baz.kershaw (at) warwick.ac.uk.
The working group will meet next time Monday 2, February 2009 at the Theatre Academy in Helsinki, Haapaniemenkatu 6, 00530 Helsinki, Finland.
This meeting will take place after the winter seminar on Practice-Based Research in the Performing Arts, January 29th to February 1st 2009 at the Centre for Practice as Research, Tampere, arranged by Department of Acting, Tampere University & Nordic Summer University, NSU, study circle # 7.
The purpose of the PAR meeting is to
plan the next session of the working group during the IFRT/FIRT Lissabon conference 14th to 17th July 2009 and a possible pre-conference meeting
plan a working group meeting during the forthcoming Symposium on Artistic Research in Performing Arts at the Theatre Academy in November 2009
discuss the possibilities for a joint publication or journal
discuss the possibilities for a recurring summer school or some type of event for doctoral students
See also debrief from the previous meeting in Seoul, written by Anna Birch and Mark Fleishmann.
For more information about the meeting, please contact Professor Annette Arlander (Annette.Arlander (at) teak.fi) or Professor Esa Kirkkopelto (Esa.Kirkkopelto (at) teak.fi).
Project Manager, MA (doctoral education)