ABOUT THE COMPANY
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.
Arts Management Helsinki operates as a service provider, work community and production platform for independent artists. We work in the terrain between non-profit art and responsible business. We also carry out various projects together with our collaboration partners. Read more about some of our projects and references.
Arts Management Helsinki is registered with the Reliable Partner program of Vastuu Group. With their quick check program, our customers can verify information regarding the requirements of the Act on the Contractor’s Obligations and Liability, the Tax Procedure Act, and the Occupational Safety and Health Act.
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 lecturer 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.
Producer Ulrika Vilke is a permanent staff member at Arts Management Helsinki since 2021.
Ulrika Vilke is a professional producer and manager in the performing arts. She has worked in art productions for more than 10 years in various organisations, most recently as Managing Director of ITAK Regional Dance Center of Eastern Finland, and as Producer at Zodiak – Center for New Dance in Helsinki.
Ulrika has studied Cultural Management at Metropolia University of Applied Sciences. She is interested in the development of art production structures, art-oriented financial management and process control, and cultural politics. Ulrika is currently studying for her MA at Metropolia.
Arts Management Helsinki employs temporary and project-based staff depending on need. Regular staff members include certified business coach Teppo Virtanen.
In 2020, Arts Management Helsinki paid salaries to a total of 36 persons.
Arts Management Helsinki has an Advisory Board with expertise in strategy, management, art leadership, and impact evaluation. The Advisory Board consists of experienced professionals. It is not a judicial organ and it bears no legal responsibility in the company.
The Advisory Board is lead by Isabel González (Moving in November Festival). Board members include Katarina Lindholm (Dance Info Finland), Riku Lievonen (Cirko), Netta Norro (Cultural Cooperative Lilith) and Sanni Pajula (Kiasma Theatre).