One of the ActinArt activities is undertaking research supporting the development of the field of career-related education in artistic universities throughout the Nordic and Baltic region. The research activities are undertaken by our partner institution’s teachers and researchers as well as in cooperation with external institutions.
The motivation to focus research about the entrepreneurial education offered to the creative fields’ students stems from the observations made by network members both in higher education institutions as well CCIs ecosystem in general for almost a decade.
Observations made in classes, intensive courses, in discussions, encounters, formal interviews, written reports and feedback all hint that there are significant gaps between several binary pairs:
Beginning with the student’s self-development and all sorts of classroom situations, throughout entrepreneurial education philosophy and pedagogical approaches toward the larger picture of CCIs in Nordic-Baltic region and finally to the EU funding measures (as part of EU policy) We are deconstructing traditional understanding of creative entrepreneurship introducing a more ecological approach towards this topic which allows us also to look beyond Estonian context.
As knowledge ecology we believe the societal tasks of the university to be:
Additionally, we explore the outcomes of international research and development programmes and cooperation projects on arts education and entrepreneurship (e.g. Erasmus LLP, INTERREG, Nordplus) to the broader context and trends of arts entrepreneurship education.
In ActinArt we believe that the key action should be creating educational concepts that will allow students to deepen their awareness and critical analysis of what is happening in society, in their professional ecosystem and in their own mindset. The novelty of our research is that we strive to propose informed changes to the existing praxis surpassing individual survival-skills acquisition towards pedagogy fostering the mindset that enables artists to become agents of change in the society around them.
The working group of the project tries to answer burning questions How can musicians as entrepreneurs follow the mutable trends of the music sector? How can institutions prepare the students for their future careers?
Project funded by the European Union Creative Europe programme focusing on the precarious position of young music professionals who lack the necessary skills to position themselves in fast-changing market conditions.
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