Summary, conclusions and further development

By analysing the interview material about arts entrepreneurship, some conclusions can be made about the development of alternative learning environments within arts education. Institutional art education is already experiencing difficulties keeping up with the changes in society and economy, and will continue to do so in the future. By creating an experimental “space between” education and society, students can explore alternative methods for artistic production. The concept of “Fluxus Spaces”, defined by Adina Manta as alternative and ever-changing spaces for culture, physical as well as virtual, can be used as a way to describe these places (Manta 2016). “Fluxus Spaces” are self-organised spaces, which are continually being renewed in step with the rest of society. In these spaces, a creative friction between people and skills is created. Here, the young artist is not limited by the art world and its regulations, and is free to explore new connections and relationships. The activities in these spaces seek to explore, make use of and develop alternative socio-economic models for cultural and artistic production.   Here, a do-it-yourself methodology that can be called “Bricolage” or “DIY” is used as an entrepreneurial method for finding individual solutions. “Fluxus Spaces” as learning environments for students can serve as experimental spaces, where young artists develop entrepreneurial skills and take on challenges together. Students can build infrastructures around their ideas, and create new narratives around arts entrepreneurship. What is needed in order to develop the potential that is inherent in these environments is a better understanding of alternative economic solutions, and the experimental use of technology. The learning material that has been produced by Novia UAS within the TaideART project creates an understanding for alternative learning environments, discusses the potential that they offer, and contributes to the development of spaces where artistic entrepreneurship is investigated.

Manta, A. 2016. Fluxus spaces as alternative cultural spaces: a social cartography of the urban cultural scenery. International Review of Social Research 6 No 2, 80-90. Accessed 15.8.2017