Professor and Head of Doctoral School, Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki, Finland
Tanja Johansson is a professor in arts management at the Sibelius Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki. She has ten years of experience in arts management teaching at the university level during which she has taught both Master's and doctoral students, supervising Master's and doctoral thesis, and involved in several EU projects (e.g., in Lifelong Learning and Erasmus+ projects). As the Head of Arts Management for last seven years, she is also experienced in pedagogical and curriculum development within arts management, take part in the university management and hold several positions of trust in the University of the Arts Helsinki.
She originally graduated from a music conservatory and became a professional piano teacher. After working some time within music pedagogy, she got interested in arts management and finalized Bachelor degree in Art, Culture, and Economy Programme at the Södertörn University in Stockholm. She continued the Master's degree studies at the Swedish speaking business school Hanken, management and organization as my major. In 2010, she finished a doctoral degree at Hanken, again management and organization as her major. The doctoral thesis was written about opera house management. Post-doctoral research include topics such as managing cultural joint ventures, networks, creativity, societal impact and regional development. These research have been published in journals such as International Journal of Arts Management and Journal of Arts Management, Law and Society.