TAF11 to present TAMK’s young culture entrepreneurs

Tampere Art Factory 2011 (TAF11) will present culture entrepreneurs graduated from Tampere University of Applied Sciences in its seminar Highway to Entrepreneurship – People Behind the Statistics. The seminar is a part of TAF’s international week.

Approximately 15 percent of Tampere University of Applied Sciences’ fine art and media graduates are entrepreneurs, which is a high figure nationally. About 4 percent of TAMK’s all students work as entrepreneurs at the graduation phase. Entrepreneurship is an attitude, which can be learned e.g. through the project learning model of the Degree Programme in Media. Entrepreneurship courses do not generate entrepreneurs but future entrepreneurs need to test their innovation and creativity in an inspiring environment.

We want to tell how diverse and interesting career stories can be found behind the statistics. Eight TAMK’s media and fine art graduates working as entrepreneurs or artists tell their stories. Some of them also employ a number of other professionals in the field.

The seminar Highway to Entrepreneurship – People Behind the Statistics takes place on Friday 15 April 2011 at TAMK’s Finlayson campus. The event is free and the language of the seminar is English. The School of Art, Music and Media has an open day on the same day with more than 20 film shows and exhibitions on view.

Tampere University of Applied Sciences organises TAF now for the fourth time. Further information on TAF at http://tampereartfactory.blogspot.com/

The entrepreneurship statistics are based on the student feedback system OPALA, which is a joint student feedback collection system of Finnish universities of applied sciences and the Ministry of Education and Culture. The OPALA system collects up-to-date information on graduating students’ employment and on the students’ views on the education and practical training.

TAMK offers degree-awarding education in seven fields of study and more than 40 degree programmes for approximately 10 000 students. TAMK operates in Tampere, Ikaalinen, Mänttä-Vilppula and Virrat.

Highway to Entrepreneurship  – People Behind the Statistics
on Friday 15 April 2011 at 9.30 – 12.00
TAMK: Finlaysoninkatu 7, 2nd floor

Further information:
Kai Salonen                Carolina Pajula
+358 50 3562842         +358 40 8012710
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