Bootcamp 5.0 - Art of Living on Art

Tallinn, Estonia 27.04-02.05.2022

Applications CLOSED


Bootcamp 5.0 theme:
Sustainable well-being*: Re-discovering the

place for artistic practices in times of biggest challenges

*Sustainable well-being refers to the pursuit of a “good life” within the bounds of the earth’s carrying capacity. This means that well-being is addressed in a holistic way and that humanity is consequently adjusting to exist within these planetary boundaries. The other principles of a sustainable well-being society are in the empowering of individuals and communities, moving to a regenerative and collaborative economy, building competencies for a complex world, reconnecting with nature and other beings and developing inclusive and adaptive governance.

For five days, roughly 40 students engaged in an innovative artistic laboratory involving a wide range of facilitative and learning methods such as mentoring, lecturing, hackathons, group work sessions, workshops and open practices. The program provided participants/students with an opportunity to explore  co-creative and  immersive methods, morning yoga, reconnecting with nature (activewear required!), and with fellow (human) beings (Sauna!), and more.

Bootcamps 3.0 / 4.0 / 5.0  are themed “Art of Living on Art“ that aim to promote learning through the reflection of one’s values, vision, knowledge, practice and attitudes. 

For 5 days within our tight-knit community, we collaboratively explore concepts such as artistic change agency, social responsibility, building community, and strengthening relationships all increasingly relevant to our artistic practices and challenges around us.

The elaborated content of the bootcamp was co-created based on the needs of applying students and was facilitated by experienced facilitators and researchers from the ActInArt network.

As a result of the course students designed solutions for the burning questions in their communities employing their artistic practices. The ideas were presented by the students during the annual ANMA conference in Tallinn. Successful presentations were granted project seed money for the realisation of the idea within 12 months after the completion of the intensive course. 


The whole programme was organised in collaboration with participants. 

Facilitators and programme:


By Oleg Koefoed

Existainability is the core of the challenge and the journey that humanity is embarked on. It’s an exploration of the human but also artistic dimension of what it means to be sustainable, resilient, life-friendly, ecophilic — regenerative. We need to be regenerative, since simply “plugging the hole” would not be enough. We have to find ways to assist the capacity that is already present everywhere for systems to heal themselves and allow the re-entering of life to the core of our cultures. 

At bootcamp we explored the “seven infinity stones of cultural wisdom” that express the complex crisis of existainability to take a more culturally rooted approach for regenerative development. The session combines talking, walking, tuning in/Intuiting, drawing, and sharing. 

Oleg Koefoed

Oleg Koefoed is a transdisciplinary character that can sometimes be hard to follow, with a mind that is always on the lookout for new connections to get deeper into understanding how our species got into this mess and how to grow from it. But if you ask him to hang around with you or take you for an exploration of the world, your habits, or the nearest spot of urban nature, there is a chance you will come out changed forever. Oleg serves on a regular basis as a guide, lecturer, facilitator, and action researcher for EU institutions, Baltic Sea regional partners, cultural institutions, universities, food start-ups, municipalities, and governments. But he is also always ready to take a talk or a deep dive with humans or other beings just because they need it.

Andreas Vierziger is one of the facilitators in Bootcamp 5.0. During the labratory, participants worked on six different group assignments to create projects which were be presented at the end of the bootcamp at the ANMA conference on May 2. Andreas Vierziger acted as a mentor and sparring partner at the lab. He asked provocative questions, answering or helping you ask informed questions, exchanging and triggering ideas while working on the group projects. The laboratory – the practical part of the bootcamp applied design thinking as a core of its activity. 

Andreas Vierziger

Andreas Vierziger has been working as an independent strategist, innovation consultant and curator for various international classical music institutions and classical music-related projects after having worked as an artist manager for large scale classical music artists including GRAMMY winners. Clients and project partners include David Lynch’s Silencio Club in Paris (classical music curator), classical music video streaming platform takt1 (Head of Artistic Cooperations), Camerata Salzburg (board of directors), Thomastik-Infeld, Austrian National Tourist Office, Welsh National Opera, Vivienne Westwood, productions of Netflix and many others. He has been on more than 25 juries of music competitions and has been lecturing at many international universities such as the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, Tokyo University of the Arts, Zurich University of the Arts, Liszt Academy Budapest, Royal Danish Academy of Music, Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, Bilkent University Ankara, Sibelius Academy Helsinki and Paris-Sorbonne. Photo: Petra Benovsky

Photo Credit: Carsten Aniksdal

Tanja Orning

Tanja Orning is a musician, researcher and educator active in the fields of contemporary and experimental music. Educated in Oslo, in London with William Pleeth and at Indiana University with János Starker (as a Fulbright Research Fellow), she held the position as a co-principal cellist in the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra for 5 years until she left for Oslo in order to realise a number of projects as a performer, improviser and composer. Since earning her PhD at the Norwegian Academy of Music in contemporary performance practice, The Polyphonic Performer (2014), she undertook a Postdoc, The Performing Musician in the 21st Century. She holds the position of Associate Professor at the Norwegian Academy of Music, and since 2021, she is Professor of classical music improvisation at the University of Agder, besides being an active performer.

How to apply?


Practical information

Time: 27th of April till 2nd of May (NB! arrival in Tallinn already on 27th evening since we begin on 28th early morning!)
Place: Liipa talu, Hundinuia tee 1, Saha, 74209 Harju maakond
Level: MA (in exceptional cases BA)
ECTS: The course yields 5 ECTS with official certification issued by EAMT

Accommodation: Accommodation varies greatly, but in some cases there will be up to 4 people in one room. Bathrooms are shared in the main building. 

Economy: Travel, accommodation and food will be covered by the network. 

Food: All food options will be vegan/vegetarian.

For more info contact organisers:

Britt Randma
project coordinator 

Anna Maria Ranczakowska
network lead & programme

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