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Managing Arts Projects with Societal Impact (MAPSI)

The Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, University of Arts Helsinki Sibelius Academy, Laurea University of Applied Sciences, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), and Estonian Business School are happy to welcome you in their international network of managing art projects with societal impact. The organizers hope to foster a community to share ideas, outlines, handouts and teaching materials. There is a considerable increase in artistic projects that aim to engage in societal activity. These projects and activities are often managed by artists or social workers with hardly any managerial knowledge. The current art and cultural management programmes, on the other hand, mainly concentrate on providing skills to engage in "art for art's sake" projects. However, by developing the current master's degree programmes that have proven their quality and popularity, a specialization on managing art and society activities would be an efficient way to respond to the identified demand.

Managing Arts Projects with Societal Impact (MAPSI) refers to a specialization in management of artistic projects with societal impact, and aims to create an international network focusing on educating cultural managers and facilitators to manage and mediate artistic and cultural projects with societal impact. MAPSI will integrate the transnational and interdisciplinary fields of art, management and societal impact by developing a novel understanding on the interaction between art and society and increasing the skills and competences of future cultural managers to foster the valuable interface.

The objectives of the project are to:

  • create an innovative field of specialization in the context of art/cultural management master's programs that train the future managers and mediators for artistic projects with societal impact;
  • develop new teaching materials and content of high quality that contribute to the European arts/cultural management education; and
  • build up a concept of new integrated models for interactive study and internships.

The organizers invite all those interested to subscribe to the newsletter: www.mapsi.eu/newsletter

For more information, please visit: www.mapsi.eu