Art, Education & Entrepreneurship

Title of course: Art, Education & Entrepreneurship

Teaching period: September 3-6 2019

Organized by Aalto Arts in collaboration with Aalto Ventures
Program and Teaching Lab, partnering with the City of Helsinki

ECTS: 2-3, Number of available place for EDDA students: 5

Level: BA3 and MA1-2

Application deadline:  June 16 2019

Pdf poster to print.

How to apply: Send a short motivation and CV to Jaana Brinck ( with the subject line “Art, Education & Entrepreneurship application”. Jaana will also be giving additional information on the course if and when needed.

Applicants will be informed about the selection by June 20 2019.

Course description:  Join this unique intensive course to explore the opportunities in Art, Education and Entrepreneurship for more artistic, creative and student-oriented learning. You will work in international, multitalented teams of Aalto University with development challenge provided by the City of Helsinki. Get familiar with entrepreneurial thinking in a relaxed and friendly setting.

Through practical design work, case examples and expert speakers you will:

  • Explore and develop entrepreneurial spirit and business ideas together with your peers.
  • Ideate a creative product or service concept for educational field.
  • Get feedback on your ideas from peers, experts and professionals.
  • Discuss with your fellow students and learn about their experiences as entrepreneurs.
  • Learn multidisciplinary team work and creative design skills.

Students accepted for the course are eligible for an EDDA grant of 400 EUR to cover travel and accommodation costs and they will get information on how to proceed with their acceptance messages.

Edda summer course – Human Rights and Visual Art Education

Edda summer course – Human Rights and Visual Art Education

From 17th – 21st of August 2015 Human Rights and Visual Art Education was held at the Department of Arts Education at the Iceland Academy of the Arts in Reykjavík in collaboration with Edda Norden. 43 students from the Nordic and Baltic countries attended the course.

The course attention was on human rights education and the opportunities inherent in the arts and in art education to increase focus on human rights. Theories of human rights education, diverse ideas on art education and art events were examined, that all seek to raise awareness of human rights. The final results took the form of art works and events in public spaces.

Course leaders were Ásthildur Jónsdóttir, Susan Gollifer, Karsten Arvedsen, Helen Arov and Kirsten Skov.