Live Art and Performance Studies at Uniarts Helsinki

Learn about activities, events and latest publications from our programme’s staff, students, alumni and friends.

Photo from LAPS programme's 20th anniversary exhibition in 2021. Photographer: Antti Ahonen


The Live Art and Performance Studies master’s programme has developed a wide network with local and international collaborators in the fields of performance art, research and contemporary art. This network is present in the courses, excursions, seminars, mentoring and projects done in collaboration with artists, researchers and experts of these fields. Our ethos is founded on respect of diversity and equity. We aim to provide a space for an engaged community.


Contact information

About programme content
Tero Nauha

About admissions

Teachers and staff

Students and recent alumni

LAPS invites artists from diverse cultural, social, economic, and educational backgrounds to investigate and propagate emergent narratives in arts. Read more about the various art and research practices of LAPS students and alumni.

Research and publications

The programme provides research driven context for artists to define live art and contemporary performance through individual and collective practice. The emphasis of the programme is on practice driven theoretical inquiry.

Curriculum and master’s thesis projects

When performance blog

Students and staff of the Live Art and Performance Studies MA programme write about their work at LAPS.

Past projects and events