Cultural policy research in the city of Espoo
Espoo city cultural services and the city’s cultural profile are being studied in a two-year research project launched at the beginning of 2018. The research (acronym EspooCult) is being conducted by the Center for Cultural Policy Research Cupore.
• Mapping the current state of cultural services in Espoo
• Evaluating the achievement and potential of the CultureEspoo 2030 strategy objectives
• Presenting conclusions and recommendations for future development of the cultural services
The research will result in a large knowledge base on Espoo’s cultural services to support the development and strategy work of the city. The conclusions of the study will include future solutions for how to integrate culture more strongly into planning the city’s future and into its residents’ daily life.
Research results will be shared on Cupore's webpages and on the project website of the city of Espoo, www.espoo.fi/espoocult
Enquiries regarding the research project should primarily be addressed to the project’s Research Coordinator Anna Kanerva from Cupore.
Key contacts in Espoo:
Cultural Director Susanna Tommila, City of Espoo, Cultural Unit
tel. +358 43 8255074, susanna.tommila[at]espoo.fi
Specialist Katja Koskela, City of Espoo, Cultural Unit
tel. +358 43 8271080, katja.koskela[at]espoo.fi
EspooCult search project publishes research results in a comic form (comic by artist Tiina Paju) in a quarterly Espoo magazine. Published comics (in English):
Link to Espoo magazine: www.espoo.fi/en-US/City_of_Espoo/Whats_on/Espoo_magazine(5824)
Other key documents
Espoo City Strategy, the Espoo Story
CultureEspoo 2030 publication online (Espoo City culture programme)
Cupore Fact Sheet 5Download
Cupore Fact Sheet 4Download