Culture, Organisation & Sustainability Management (COSM) 15 ECTS, Spring 2021, NEW!

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.

Studies Open University of Applied Sciences – Master´s level
Method of instruction Online course
Study period 07.01.2021 – 31.05.2021
Schedule COSM 1:

  • 07.01.2021 course opens (Course can be started later, at the latest on 25.1.2021)
  • 19.01.2021 1st webinar – Tuesday, 13:00-16:00 EET (1st webinar will be recorded, so it can be watched later)
  • 26.01.2021 2nd webinar – Tuesday, 13:00-16:00 EET Guest lecturer: Sacha Kagan, PhD (Leuphana University, Germany)
  • 09.02.2021 3rd webinar – Tuesday, 13:00-16:00 EET Guest lecturer: Birgitta Persson, (Point of Value, Sweden / Olivearte Cultural Agency, Ireland)
  • 23.02.2021 4th webinar – Tuesday, 13:00-16:00 EET Guest lecturer: Christiaan de Beukelaer, PhD (University of Melbourne, Australia)
  • 09.03.2021 5th, final webinar – Tuesday, 13:00-16:00 EET
  • 22.03.2021 course ends


  • 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


  • 11.03.2021 course opens
  • 18.03.2021 1st webinar – Thursday, 13:00-16:00 EET
  • 06.04.2021 2nd webinar – Tuesday, 13:00-16:00 EET
  • 20.04.2021 3rd webinar – Tuesday, 13:00-16:00 EET
  • 04.05.2021 4th webinar – Tuesday, 13:00-16:00 EET
  • 18.05.2021 5th, final webinar – Tuesday, 13:00-16:00 EET
  • 31.05.2021 course ends
Registration deadline 19.01.2021 at 23:59:00 (EET)
Contact person Marcin Poprawski (

Further information

Also check out the COSM website:

Read also article about COSM on Humak website.


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.

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