Bio: Dr Mervi Luonila (DMus in Arts Management)

Portrait of Mervi Luonila
Dr Mervi Luonila (DMus in Arts Management) conducts her research project “The network of meanings and management in arts productions” as a Post Doctoral Research Fellow at Sibelius Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki. Her research interests are focused on the management of arts festivals, and especially on network management in the festival context. Her research has been published in the international journals as Event Management, International Journal of Arts Management, Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality & Tourism and Place Branding and Public Diplomacy.

Before her academic career, Dr Luonila has a several year’s working experience in the arts field in variety of practical and developing positions. Beside the working experience in arts organisations, she has worked as a project manager, producer and project researcher in EU funded development and education projects in universities and non-profit sector concerning the themes of creative economy, cultural industries and festival management.