Anna Kanerva

Senior researcher

Anna Kanerva works as a senior researcher in the Foundation for Cultural Policy Research CUPORE in Helsinki. At Cupore she has worked with a wide range of issues such as cultural employment and education and creative industries policies, mapping and analysis. Her research interests include comparative cultural policies, cultural governance and the impacts of culture and cultural policies, cultural and creative industries, and cultural management education. Kanerva holds an MA in Ethnology and MSSc in Sociology (Master’s Programme in Cultural Policy) from the University of Jyväskylä. She has also studied Management at the Aalto University School of Economics. Before Cupore, she worked at the Master’s Programme in Cultural Policy at the University of Jyväskylä and in a private cultural consultancy.

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The Finnish profile was first prepared by Ritva Mitchell and updated by Mitchell, in co-operation with Anna Kanerva, until 2018.


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