COSM 2: Cultural Entrepreneurship & Sustainability Management 5 ECTS, Spring 2021 NEW!



Studies Open University of Applied Sciences – Master´s level
Method of instruction Online course
Study pediod 23.02.2021 – 10.05.2021
Schedule Timeline:

  • 23.02.2021 course opens
  • 02.03.2021 1st webinar – Tuesday, 13:00-16:00 EET
  • 16.03.2021 2nd webinar – Tuesday, 13:00-16:00 EET
  • 30.03.2021 3rd webinar – Tuesday, 13:00-16:00 EET
  • 13.04.2021 4th webinar – Tuesday, 13:00-16:00 EET
  • 27.04.2021 5th, final webinar – Tuesday, 13:00-16:00 EET
  • 10.05.2021 course ends
Registration deadline 23.2.2021 at 23:59:00 (EET)
Contact person Marcin Poprawski (

Contents and objectives of the COSM 2

Cultural Entrepreneurship & Sustainability Management (COSM 2) is the 2nd course of the module on cultural management and sustainability values. It is aimed for sharing the Finnish, Nordic, national, regional and local perspective, with the involvement of private and NGO cultural scene actors, Humak alumni and Humak projects, Finnish & local partners, communities & cases related to culture and sustainability.


  • Cultural Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Values
  • Sustainability and the nature of Cultural Projects and Creative Processes
  • Festivals and Sustainability
  • Cultural NGOs as Sustainability actors
  • Creative Partnerships for Environmental, Social and Economic Sustainability


Students understand the basic issues of sustainability from the point of view of cultural entrepreneurship and NGOs.

The course will be carried out if we get at least 10 enrolled students.

COSM 15 ECTS – Triplets of courses

COSM is the educational module of harmonised three 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.

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 , 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:

Further information

Also check out the COSM website:

Read also article about COSM on Humak website.


The total cost of the studies is 75 €. Humak grants a 50 % discount for pensioners, and graduated Humak alumni. To unemployed we offer the course for free. To receive the discount, copies of pensioner cards and certificates of unemployment/active job search (by Finnish TE Services, containing the codes 02, 03 ,05, 06, 07 or 08) must be attached to the personal information form. We only accept Finnish certificates of unemployment or pensioner cards.