The mission of ActinArt network is to support and facilitate Nordic/Baltic artistic Higher Education Institutions’ process in developing an entrepreneurial mindset within artistic curriculas.
Entrepreneurial mindset refers to a set of hard and soft skills helping students and teachers to increase awareness of the importance of career building, to develop a proactive approach to professional integration and share knowledge of employment opportunities.
The importance of ActinArt lies in facilitating students, alumni, faculty and administration of the universities offering them a view of social, managerial, legal and financial aspects of acting in the art world professionally as well as being an educator or administrator.
ActinArt puts an emphasis on the importance of freedom and artistic expressions of creative people, thus not trying to “fit” students into given “frames” of the meaning of being entrepreneurial, letting students to understand and develop their entrepreneurial mindset by themselves instead.
ActinArt began with four higher education institutions: University College of Opera Stockholm, Royal Academy of Music Aarhus/Aalborg, Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre and Sibelius Academy. Since than, the network is consequently growing every year.
The partnership of these institutions ensures a strong cross-disciplinary approach of the network. From 2014 the network has been managed by the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre.
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