ACTINART network for entrepreneurial thinking in the arts

Who we are

Our project partnes
The mission of ActinArt network is to support and facilitate Nordic/Baltic arts academies' process in developing entrepreneurial mindset within curricula. 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. In the first year ActinArt included four higher education institutions: University College of Opera Stockholm, Royal Academy of Music Aarhus/Aalborg, Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre and Sibelius Academy. In 2014 Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre joined. The partnership of these institutions ensures a strong cross-disciplinary approach of the network. We expect the network to grow each year.

Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre

The Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre is an educational, cultural and scientific research establishment which provides the option of studying in the Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral programme in the study field of arts, as well as the field of teacher training and educational sciences.

Danish National School of Performing Arts

By offering eleven different educations in all aspects of theatre and contemporary dance, The Danish National School of Performing Arts (Statens Scenekunstskole) is the main educational institution in Denmark within the fields of acting, dance, choreography, scenography, light and sound design, musical accompaniment for dance, dance partnership, production and stage management.

Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus/Aalborg

The Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus/Aalborg is a state institution under the auspices of the Danish Ministry of Culture, charged with responsibility for the further education courses in music, and for otherwise contributing to the promotion of musical culture in Denmark.

Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre

Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre is competitive and modern platform for education, science and art, annually providing meaningful experience to national and world culture.

Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music

Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music (previously Latvian Conservatoire) was founded in 1919. It offers 13 state-accredited undergraduate, graduate and doctoral full time study programmes including music performance, conducting, composition, music science, music pedagogy and choreography. A variety of optional courses fives a wide choice of subjects for study in addition to the mandatory ones. Academy hosts 16 departments that govern the academic staff and organize the academic acitivies of the institution. The Academy has a student symphony orchestra and a mixed choir performing under Latvian and foreign conductors, as well as an organ class and large music library with over 150`000 scores, books and records.

Norwegian University of Science and Technology

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Department of Music has the main national responsibility for education and research in engineering and technology, originated from Norwegian Institute of Technology (NTH). In addition to engineering and natural sciences, the university offers higher education in other academic disciplines ranging from social sciences, the arts, medical and life sciences, teacher education, architecture and fine art. NTNU is well known for its close collaboration with industry, and particularly with its R&D partner SINTEF, which provided it with the biggest industrial link among all the technical universities in the world.

Bifröst University

Bifröst University is an active member of the Icelandic and international research communities and prides itself for recruiting faculty with broad research profiles in the social sciences. Bifröst University hosts many independent research centers, for example Centre for European Studies, Centre for Retail Studies and Research Centre of Cultural Management. Bifröst University has lead many research projects funded by the Icelandic Research Council in addition to projects funded by the EC Research Framework program. Bifröst University has also participated in many academic networks of the COST and ERASMUS programs, as well as the Northern Periphery program.

Danish National Music Academy

What we do

Network for Entrepreneurial Thinking in the Arts
Act in Art

ActinArt includes three kinds of programme activities: student and staff mobility, intensive project (a bootcamp) and development project on e-learning. This is realized through student and teacher mobility in particular developing the entrepreneurial skills of the students in an international context. Secondly the network acts as an active forum for discussion and development of future activities and collaboration. Additionally ActinArt continues to carry out a development project through which new teaching methods for entrepreneurial practice are created in form of so called blended learning (contact & online teaching). A specific focus of ActinArt lies in blended learning by including an online mentoring scheme for students.

  • Bootcamp
  • Mobility
  • Research
  • Act in Art Prize

Our team

Members of the Act in Art Network
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Anna Maria Ranczakowska

Network Lead
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Keld Hosbond

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Astrid Elbek

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Cecilia Krill

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Andrius Juskys

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Marie Groth Wos

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Toms Ostrovskis

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Kasper Hafstrøm Bøg

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Jesper Asp

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