This is a speed research about how the NoVA community members have experienced their studies and career during the Coronavirus pandemic. The study was made inside of the three days in April 2020. The findings show that the Coronavirus restrictions have made many changes to the informants lives, and mental, physical and financial support are seen the main needs of arts and cultural workers after post-Corona time.
Five NoVA students participated in the Aalto University Mentoring Programme during the academic year 2019-2020. Three of them Anni Rupponen, Vivita Kaupere and Joanna Wong discussed about how does mentoring affects us as arts and cultural workers, based on their experiences from the mentoring programme. Mentoring was seen as an opportunity to reflect your own career, widen you perspectives, and strengthen meaningful future networks.
As a researcher, who worked with Youth in the community, I’m interested in the Art and Cultural purposes of Youth centers. In these social-engaged spaces based in communities, the purpose of my thesis is to evaluate how Art and Culture might take place in these Informal learning contexts. The locations studied are Montreal, my hometown, and Helsinki.