Visions – Systems Analysis and Policy Recommendations

Visions – Systems Analysis and Policy Recommendations:

Research group

 

 

Team six attends to the outcomes of the sub-studies and co-created arts practices of the whole project, in order to estimate their societal impact and value from a systems perspective. It analyses the mechanisms that sustain unequal participation in basic services in the arts and arts education in Finland, and makes recommendations on how practices be changed when equality is assumed as the starting point. The team theorizes the (role/position of the) arts as a public service from a wider societal-significance perspective towards creating equality. It recognises the relationship-intensive aspect of the interaction between the arts and self-perceived quality, and participatory artistic activities and (social) well-being, in particular. The team also analyses what political and policy consequences arise when equality is taken as the starting point for arts and arts education services. The team coordinates the production of the policy recommendations of the project as a whole and creates visions for the future. 

 

  • Team leader: Professor Heidi Westerlund, Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki
  • Doctor Kai Lehikoinen, University of the Arts Helsinki
  • Professor Eeva Anttila, Theatre Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki
  • Senior researcher Sari Karttunen, Cupore – The Finnish Foundation for Cultural Policy Research
  • Professor Marja-Leena Juntunen, Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki
  • Professor Lauri Väkevä, Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki
  • Postdoctoral researcher Patrick Furu, Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki
  • Postdoctoral researcher Tuulikki Laes, Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki
  • Researcher Sari Levänen, Helsinki University Hospital (HUH), The Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa
  • Postdoctoral researcher Albi Odendaal, North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa
  • Researcher Leena Ilmola, The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Austria
  • Professor Helena Gaunt, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, UK