Sakarias Sokka

Senior Researcher, DSocSc, MA, Docent in Cultural Policy


My current research interests include cultural participation, theoretical approaches to cultural policy, impact and evaluation of cultural policy, art and culture funding, and history and institutionalization of cultural policy. Prior to taking up the post in Cupore I worked as a senior lecturer in the Master’s Degree Programme of Cultural Policy in the University of Jyväskylä. I have also worked for the Finnish Cultural Foundation as a Fund Officer. During the years 2017-2020 I was the editor-in chief of the Nordic Journal of Cultural Policy (Nordisk kulturpolitisk tidsskrift) where I continue as a member of editorial board, and have also chaired the Finnish Society for Cultural Policy Research.