Arts Management at Sibelius Summer Academy 11.-14.8.2020

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Arts Management at Sibelius Summer Academy course will be carried out online

Due to the coronavirus epidemic the lectures in the Arts Management at Sibelius Summer Academy in August will be offered remotely in a digital platform. This will affect the content and the pricing of the course days. The changes have been added to the course program below.  

Four days international course of lectures, practical work and discussions

As this is the pilot edition of the Arts Management at Sibelius Summer Academy, our aim is to cover four different thematic fields, in order to present the current issues in these fields, but also to search the interest and the focus of the target audience. The program is planned in order to increase participant's knowledge and skills on how to link art and entrepreneurship and to emphasize the importance of cooperation and networking in the art field.

Practical details


Daily operating time during the course

09.00- 16.00


The students can get three credits if they attend all four days of Sibelius Summer Academy. There is no other option to get credits.



Application period: 2nd of March - 2nd of June 2020

The maximum number of participants per course is 30. The first 30 applicants will be accepted only. 

NOTE! The maximum amount of participants has already been reached. 

Course fee

  • The fee for all four days is 100 Euro
  • One-day fee is 40 Euro
  • Payment: all participant will get the information about the payment after the application period ends.
  • The course is free of charge for Arts Management degree students of University of the Arts, registered as 'attending' or the academic year 2019-2020 including Doctoral degree students. They are, however, required to enrol through the same application form as everyone else.


Online platforms

The lectures will be carried out in Microsoft Teams collaboration platform.


Course programme

Daily schedule  09.00-16.00



Tuesday, 11.08.2020 

Course: Fusion: New Models of Cultural practices, Institutions and Policies- Arts and wellbeing  Dr. Franco Bianchini (Italy) 


Wednesday, 12.08.2020 

Course: Entrepreneurship and Digitalization Dr. Lidia Varbanova (Canada) 


Thursday 13.08.2020 

Course: Trade of cultural narratives - exporting culture, telling local stories, branding places
Toni-Matti Karjalainen (Finland), Professor in Arts management, Sibelius Academy

Friday 14.08.2020

Course: “From idea to realization”- Project conception, Cooperation and Networking (EU findings) 
Violeta Simjanovska (Finland), Head of Arts Management Department, Sibelius Academy, Sue Key (UK/France) 


Target groups

  • Masters and PhD students
  • Artists
  • Academics
  • Researchers
  • Cultural operators and professionals
  • Representatives from international organizations and Institutes of Culture
  • Anyone interested in this topic



Contact person: Maija Kühn (

Responsible person: Violeta Simjanovska (