Human figure surrounded by nature and art elements, Konstrundan 2022


24.08.2022 hrs 15:04
There are not many obvious " job openings" for artists to apply for despite a solid professional education in the art field. Own initiative and creativity are the hallmarks of the working artist. The question is how this is perceived by the individual artist.

Konstrundan, the Nordic Art School Foundation and Novia University of Applied Sciences are organising a webinar on 2 September 2022 from 10 to 15 with the title "How to survive as an artist today?" with an emphasis on the opportunities and challenges of the working artist.

It is possible to participate physically on site in Jakobstad at Novia (Campus Allegro, Köpmansgatan 10, 68600 Jakobstad) or to participate digitally. Sign up for the event by sending email to konstrundan.osterbotten(a) by 30.8.2022.

The webinar will address the opportunities and challenges of artists from different perspectives and experience of the speakers. 

10.00 - 10.10     Welcome! – Ingela & Nicole
10.10 – 10.55   Markus Åström - swe
11.00 – 11.45    Anni Laukka - fi
12.30-13.15      Lisen Sundqvist - swe
13.15-14.00      Sade Kahra - fi
14.00-14.45      Michele Uccheddu - eng


Speakers at the webinar:




Will present the project Yli vaaran vuosien

Sade Kahra has been working as a photographer, freelancer, expert and leader in the creative industry since the 1990s. She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree and a vocational teacher's degree, as well as a diploma in cultural production. As a project manager, Kahra has conducted research on the work of visual artists, developed art education and the working conditions and internationalisation of visual artists.



Curator - Pro Artibus

addresses a contemporary art scene based on the activities of galleries.

Markus Åström (1974) is born and raised in Vaasa. He graduated in 2000 from the Turku University of Applied Sciences' programme in sculpture. Since 2011 he has been working as a curator for the Pro Artibus Foundation. Åström is responsible for the Sinne Gallery's programme and he also acts as a coordinator for public art projects.




Musician & DJ

highlights the different possibilities of being active in social media in the field of arts and culture.

Here's what Michele says about himself "I use music as a language to communicate with people, I like to experiment and to share new ideas with other musicians. I am attracted by sound art and sound design, I always try not to repeat myself, even when it is very difficult to start from scratch every time."




Visual artist, cultural scientist

Lisen Sundqvist, bildkonstnär kulturvetare, person med glasögon

Highlights the thoughts and questions that a newly graduated visual artist might have.

Lisen Sundqvist is a visual artist and cultural scientist who has worked in the cultural field in Pietarsaaro, Helsinki and Turku, among other places, for many years. Experience from the art, literature and music industries has given her many insights into practical work in the cultural and art world. 





Visual artist

Shares her activities in the field of art. 

Anni Laukka (born 1982) is a visual artist from Kokkola, with a degree in visual arts from Novia University of Applied Sciences (2020). She mainly works with shadow sculptures, photo art and fine art prints. Laukka is one of the artists to whom Svenska Kulturfonden awarded a artist grant this year.

photo: Daria Gatska




The webinar is arranged in cooperation with;