Center for Cultural Policy Research is the cultural policy research expert body in Finland. Cupore produces and disseminates research and information on arts and cultural policy and acts as a forum for discussion and debate on cultural policy issues both in Finland and internationally. In its operations, Cupore complies with the ethical principles of research in the humanities and social and behavioral sciences and strives for good research data management practises.
Here you will find concise information and available materials in English on Cupore’s current and completed research projects. The majority of our research and publications are in Finnish. For more information on our projects, contact Cupore’s researchers. For a full picture of the amount and variety of our projects, please have a look at our Finnish research pages.
Research themesAll research projects
Art and artists
The projects examine the operational environments of art as well as the work and operational preconditions of artists.
The projects examine the functionality of the copyright system and its developmental needs in the digital age.
Education and competencies
The projects examine education and competencies in art and culture, including basic art education, youth culture, and media education.
Equality and participation
The projects examine cultural participation and the position of various individuals and groups of actors in art and culture.
Evaluation and development
In the projects, the effectiveness of measures in the field of art and culture is investigated and evaluated, and processes of change are monitored.
Municipalities and regions
The projects examine cultural activities and cultural policy carried out in municipalities and regions.
Production and events
The projects examine the resources, organizational structures, effects and long-term efficiency of cultural events.
Structures and funding
The projects examine the steering, governance, and instruments of cultural policy, as well as their impact.
Current research projects
Oulu2026 evaluation research
Oulu will be European Capital of Culture in 2026 along with 39 other municipalities from Northern Finland. Oulu2026 is a long-term, culture-based urban development project, the aim of which is cultural climate change. The purpose of the project of the Oulu2026 project is to create and bring culture, wellbeing, and vitality to our Northern region.
The Arts and Culture Barometer