TEKIJÄ was a 2,5 year long project coordinated by Centre for Practise as Research in Theatre (University of Tampere) and partly funded by European Social Fund (ESF). The project was carried out in 2011-2013.
TEKIJÄ aimed to increase national collaboration beyond language boundaries between subsidized municipal theatres and independent professional theatre groups by creating a framework for touring activities. These pilot tours took place between February 2012 and May 2013.
TEKIJÄ also offered four seminars and fifteen 2-day study blocks on theatre producing and touring.
TEKIJÄ was funded by Luova Suomi, Creative Industries Finland development programme (supported by the European Social Fund) in collaboration with Creative Tampere, which is regional creative economy development programme. TEKIJÄ was also funded by Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, International Theatre Festival Baltic Circle (Q-Teatteri), various culture and theatre associations and 12 municipal theatres located in the Southern part of Finland.
The following personnel worked for TEKIJÄ project:
Maria Salomaa, project manager
Noora Honkanen, project assistant
Enni Grundström, touring coordinator
Laura Pekkala, project researcher
Katri Kekäläinen, project coordinator (project publication)
Saara Moisio, project coordinator (KOKIJA-database)
Eeva Suutari-Saatsi, project coordinator (Performing Arts Market)