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How to solve maritime challenges through art? Piloting co-operation process with the Arts Promotion Centre Finland

The aim of the process is that this cooperation will develop interesting examples of art concepts that are in line with the challenges presented by marine industry companies. Hopefully, the project will open up a new kind of interaction between the art field and the marine industry and the conditions for different forms of cooperation in the future.

The artists involved are:
Heini Aho 
Jukka Hautamäki 
Sini-Meri Hedberg
Sampo Kerola  
Ville Pirinen 
Oona Tikkaoja 
Tobias Zilliacus 

The maritime companies involved are:
Meyer Turku 
Wilhelmsen Ships Service  
Arctech Helsinki Shipyard 

Other partners involved:
Clap Ltd 

Maritime companies provide challenges in which the artists engage with their artistic knowledge and creative problem solving process. Clap Ltd is also involved in the cooperation by investigating how to boost utilization of artistic interventions in traditional industries as an intermediary company.

The Arts Promotion Centre Finland met all the marine companies during October and November. The next step for The Arts Promotion Centre Finland was to select the challenges that are appropriate to the potential of art. This collaboration challenges artists to apply their artistic skills to a completely new environment.

The challenges were presented to the artists at a kick-off workshop at Aboa Mare Maritime Training Center in December. Following, professional artists invited to the project work on challenges presented by the companies. Each will complete one art concept to given challenges. The artists will meet again in January to check up the work processes together and to collaborate. Ready-made art concepts are presented to the companies, and to a wider audience through the IRM-Tool project 5th of February 2019.

For more information:
Project Manager Rita Rauvola / IRM-Tool project, Aboa Mare
Provincial Artist Annika Dahlsten / The Arts Promotion Centre Finland


Spring 2019

The project develops a concept or a tool that helps companies to utilize innovation theories and develop their innovation capabilities in concrete problem solving situations. In 2019, the project invites creative experts to apply their knowledge and develop their own concept of applying a tool. The tool will be tested in maritime companies in March-May 2019. Are you interested to apply your creative knowledge to be part of the testing of the tool? Please contact project manager Rita Rauvola - or project expert Tommy Nyman -

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Furthermore, do not hesitate to contact the project manager Rita Rauvola - to have suggestions of maritime challenges in your company or company network, or creative knowledge that could be piloted in the project.



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