What is Sibelius Summer Academy?

Sibelius Summer Academy is a summer study program offered by the Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki in Finland. It offers young talents a chance to work and perform together with world-class teachers, artists and other students in an encouraging and inspiring international environment with state-of-the-art facilities. Sibelius Summer Academy is supported by the Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation and the Wihuri Foundation.

 

  

null Arts Management at Sibelius Summer Academy 11.-14.8.2020 to be organised online



Due to the coronavirus epidemic the lectures of the international Arts Management at Sibelius Summer Academy course in August will be offered totally online. Digitalization offers new ways to get together and discuss the changing conditions and environment in today’s world.

  • The COVID19 pandemic has – and will have – a great impact on education and on the cultural field. And at the same time, many creative, new ideas will arise. The relation between the art work and the audience needs to be re-evaluated, says Violeta Simjanovska, Sibelius Academy lecturer and the responsible teacher for the course.

The lecturers in the course in August will be Franco Bianchini, Lidia Varbanova, Toni-Matti Karjalainen, Violeta Simjanovska and Sue Kay.

The programme is planned to increase the 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. This will be done by covering four thematic fields:

  • Fusion: New models of cultural practices, institutions and policies – arts and wellbeing
  • Arts, entrepreneurship and digitalization
  • Trade of cultural narratives – exporting culture, telling local stories, branding places
  • From idea to realization – project conception, cooperation and networking (EU findings)

Despite the very negative impact the situation has on our lives at the moment, Simjanovska is sure that this crises will bring something good at the end.

  • I think that adaptability and flexibility are the key skills that are needed in this circumstances. I am very happy that we are able to organise this course online this year, she says.

Application period to the Arts at Sibelius Summer Academy course will end on June 3rd 2020.

 

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