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Seminar: Negotiating Future Livelihoods in the Arts

Welcome to a symposium on the future of the artists’ livelihood.
Kuva: Veikko Kähkönen / Uniarts Helsinki

The symposium addresses the future of the artists’ livelihood. Hosted by Kiasma, and co-organised by Aalto University, Uniarts Helsinki and the University of Helsinki, the event focuses on the rapid changes in contemporary society and new affordances that those changes introduce for the professionals working in the arts field.

The precarious work market suggests new roles for arts professionals and their education, but also opens up new opportunities for art researchers to probe into the complexities of the late modern society, culture and working life. These and other questions around artists’ future livelihood, along with questions of societal responsibility, are discussed during the symposium. 
 
The symposium invites artists, art-related researchers, art educators, art students, and other stakeholders interested in the artist’s livelihood.

Participation is free of charge. 

Program

    
10.00–10.15 Welcome words (Leevi Haapala, Kiasma)
    
10.15–10.30 Introduction to the event (Hanna Johansson, University of the Arts Helsinki)
    
10.30–11.15 First keynote: Negotiating expectations - Making compromises without compromising your work in the context of projects in non-art environments (Pilvi Takala)
    
11.15–11.30 Commentary (Marietta Radomska, Linköping University and University of Helsinki)
    
11.30–11.45 Discussion
    
11.45–12.45 Lunch
    
12.45–13.30 Second keynote: Impostorism and Livelihood (Bassam El Baroni, Aalto university)
    
13.30–13.45 Commentary (Maaretta Jaukkuri, NTNU)
    
13.45–14.00 Discussion
    
14.00–14.30 Coffee
 
14.30–16.00 Guided tour of exhibition with Pilvi Takala