COSM is the educational trinity of harmonised courses (3 x 5 ECTS) focused on cultural management and organisational change regarding wide range of sustainability values. The idea behind the COSM is exploring and sharing the way we undo the unsustainable in cultural management, with all the respect to the creative processes, projects and realities that used to be and in fact continuously are unsustainable in its core.
To make COSM more open to everyone interested in sharing ideas, practices and developing new ways to look at the issues related to sustainability and cultural & arts management we organise broadly accessible online roundtable “COSM Talks” with most creative and intriguing international experts we know, who have curiosity and experience in re-thinking our sustainability values that should be applied to cultural organisations’, cultural managers’ and cultural entrepreneurs’ everyday practice.
The first side of the COSM perspective is the one that acknowledge, adapt and strengthen the role of cultural managers in supporting the general sustainability movement, impacting people’s and industries’ pro-ecological behaviours, assisting all types of attempts to make our life more sustainable, ethical, responsible or balanced – in environmental, social and economic sense.
The second perspective of the COSM is the one from the inside of cultural management ecosystems. To strengthen sustainability values-oriented practices of leaders and employees of culture, art & heritage organisations’, as well as culture & arts entrepreneurs. This include: the quality of organisational cultures, the range and accessibility of professional development conditions, non-toxic leadership, synergetic and participative cultural policies as a soil for cultural management practice, ethical and balanced cultural work environment. This is all about providing tools and conditions for a sustainable, healthy, ethically concerned cultural management ecosystems. We require a refreshed perspective on the impact of cultural policies’ political trends and conditions on the cultural management practice. Sustainability values oriented cultural management might be the answer.
COSM is Finnish but in English, made by HUMAK but offered to international audience, it is rooted in the experience of: international university professors and global range practitioners as well as local talents: HUMAK academic teachers and HUMAK alumni – practitioners, HUMAK projects participants and partners including creative hubs, local organisations and cultural institutions.
The courses (Link leads to the course registeration pages in Humak UAS Web shop):
The third edition of COSM courses will start in 25.1.2022 (with the registration deadline of 16.1.22 for the first course, 21.2.22 for the second and 28.3.22 for the third course). You can register on Humak University Open University Web Shop. Contact Us to get more information!
Find below the preview of the lecturers of the current COSM edition (Spring 2022)
5 reasons to study (Humak) COSM courses:
COSM is the unique chance to:
1) get the international and cross-sectorial perspective on the sustainability values oriented cultural management and rediscover it’s meaning in collaborative spirit
2) join the team of people exploring sustainability-oriented solutions with experts, cultural managers and cultural producers in their organizational and entrepreneurial contexts, developing sustainability management rooted in the core of humanities and arts as academic, applied disciplines of science and practice
3) use safe space for questioning the answers regarding cultural organizations and cultural professionals’ role in balancing their ecosystems, redefining their way of narrating what they (un)do, with what tools or methods, and how they are impacting their local communities
4) be the part of regular webinars and discussions with international & regional experts and practitioners focused on culture & sustainability, to strengthen sustainability values-oriented practices of leaders and employees of culture, art & heritage organisations’, as well as culture & arts entrepreneurs and NGO’s members
5) take part in the courses’ activities and assignments that are facilitating several dimensions of your potential: interaction, cooperation, reflection, written argumentation and dialogue in conversation, all aiming to have effective role of cultural managers in supporting all types of attempts to make our cultural ecosystems and our life more sustainable, ethical, responsible or balanced – in environmental, social and economic sense.