PRODUCTION OFFICE // COMMUNITY // ARTIST SERVICE
ARTS MANAGEMENT HELSINKI
Arts Management Helsinki is a progressive and constantly developing company in the arts. Its core partners and collaborators are freelance artists and arts communities. The focus is on the improvement of working conditions of artists, on the creation of new partnerships and possibilities, and on the rethinking of production structures in Finland.
Arts Management Helsinki is a values based consultancy founded in 2012.
Arts Management Helsinki Oy
Iso Roobertinkatu 36
VAT id: FI24788090
Our activities are rooted in the inherent value of the arts: art is – and it should be – unpredictable, non-conformative, free. Artists are allowed to choose the subjects, methods and contexts of their work. Producers, mediators, and institutions should support the artists and art communities in this work: take care of the administrative tasks and production efforts, so that artists and makers can focus on what is essential for them.
We are professional managers and producers. We know how to coordinate, communicate, make contracts, carry out projects, evaluate and report. We want to promote and strengthen the role of artists and the arts in society.
If you need a professional partner for your project or organisation, get in touch with us. We carry out projects big and small. We work as a collaborative partner, outsourced help or external adviser.
You can also take a look at some of our recent projects and references.
Arts Management Helsinki is a member of AGMA, The Association of Agents and Managers in Creative Industries of Finland.
Arts Management Helsinki is led by Outi Järvinen (pronouns: she, her). Outi has been working as a manager and producer in the arts for fifteen years. Before founding Arts Management Helsinki, Outi worked for several years at Zodiak – Center for New Dance and as producer of contemporary dance festivals.
Outi received her MA in choreography at the Theatre Academy of Finland. She has also done studies in e.g. financial administration. Outi took part in the TAIVEX Senior Management Training 2009-2011 and TAIVEX² work attachment program 2012-2013.
In 2013-2014 Outi was a mentor in the Nordic-Baltic Kedja Mentoring Scheme, which has later been developed into the Nordic Circle of Artistic Management network and mentoring project by Arts Management Helsinki and four other Nordic partner organisations. In addition to mentoring, Outi is a visiting teacher at the University of the Arts and Metropolia University of Applied Sciences in Helsinki. She is active in cultural policy work and the improvement of working conditions for the artists.
Since 2019, Outi is also a member of the committee of independent professionals and entrepreneurs of Akava Special Branches. Akava Special Branches is a trade union whose members work in expert and managerial positions in the fields of culture, administration, communications and wellbeing.
During 2020, the Artist Service provided by Arts Management Helsinki since 2015 will be developed and transformed into a production platform for independent artists. The central idea of the platform is to create longevity and new opportunities for artists. The platform provides a structure and resources for the work of artists, especially in the pre-production phase, development stage, and ‘meta work’. It can also function as a legal and fiscal structure for artists, working groups, and projects.
An independent company structure will be created for the platform during 2020.
We want to activate, incite, collaborate – to make big and small things happen. We advance the work of artists in many ways, stand with them, provide 360 management, or whatever the situation calls for. Interested in collaboration?
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Back office refers to the tasks and functions that are needed for running any company or organisation, such as administrative duties. Back office functions are usually seen as a ‘necessary evil’ that especially smaller companies struggle with, due to the lack of skills, knowledge, or workforce. Back office provides the necessary backbone for successful operations.
CREATIVE PLANNING / PRODUCTION PLANNING / BUDGETING
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