About InKuiS

The InKuiS project builds new cultural entrepreneurial knowledge through collaborative co-creative research. The project encompasses universities, cultural institutions, independent cultural creators, businesses, and regional and municipal cultural administrations. Through this diversity, we aim to enrich cultural values and strengthen entrepreneurship, thus fostering regional attractiveness, social sustainability, development, and growth. Although focusing on Småland, we also keep abreast of national and international contexts to ensure the generalisability of project outcomes.


InKuiS is a collaborative co-creative research project. Together, we want to develop cultural entrepreneurial knowledge and capabilities among regional actors as well as more closely coordinate efforts between the various cultural-sector actors. This coordination will help us directly implement our research findings in ways that extend beyond the participating partners and thus benefit a broader audience.

Strengthening the stability, attractiveness, and impact of the region’s cultural offerings, the project is expected to offer the region’s residents greater access to cultural events. We will also implement new digital tools to rejuvenate and enrich cultural life in the region.

The InKuiS project will run from 2022 to 2027 and is funded by the Kamprad Family Foundation for Entrepreneurship, Research & Charity.

Cultural entrepreneurship

Our work builds on an understanding of cultural entrepreneurship as a creative, social, and collective organisation of resources. As such, we strive to explore cultural entrepreneurship and its potential for societal development as a multifaceted phenomenon.
The management team of InKuiS
The management team of InKuiS. Back row from the left: Stephan Reinhold, Mathilda Tham, Per Pettersson Löfquist, and Marcelo Milrad. Front row from the left: Marina Jogmark, Anders Högberg, Koraljka Golub, and Daniel Ericsson. Not pictured: Malin Tillmar.

Research questions

Taking a broad approach, we explore a variety of research questions:

  • What characterises cultural entrepreneurship? What are its distinctive features?
  • What new knowledge is needed to give cultural entrepreneurs a stronger role as creators of cultural, economic, and social values and as innovators of societal institutions?
  • What competencies are required to develop dynamic and sustainable cultural entrepreneurship? How can we harness the power of culture to drive innovative processes and develop new markets? How can we foster future sustainability and growth?
  • In what ways can cultural entrepreneurial work be done collaboratively with society at large? How can we engender credibility, legitimacy, and sustainability as new enterprises are established and existing ones transformed?
  • How can cultural entrepreneurial businesses be developed without compromising the integrity of independent cultural institutions and of culture itself?
  • What effects can be expected from active, innovative, and creative cultural entrepreneurship? How can we monitor and evaluate success beyond simple variables such as the sum of events, the number of visitors, or financial performance?