Tanja Johansson is lecturer in arts management and the head of arts management department at the Sibelius Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki, Finland. Her research interests include topics such as management of arts organizations, identities in cultural and creative organizations, arts management pedagogy, and ethnographic research methods.
She has published papers in Creativity and Innovation Management, Event Management, EDAMBA Journal, and book chapters in the area of creativity management and regional development. She has also participated in several research projects related to cultural joint ventures, arts management pedagogy, regional development and mobility of non-artistic cultural professionals in Europe.
MAPSI project will provide a great platform to develop new course content for already existing arts and cultural management programs. The broad view on societal impact of arts including economic, cultural and social impacts is an inspiring starting point and provides a good ground for valuable work within the project.