Upcoming event: CreaTeME Student invites: “Help, I’m done with my studies!”

Are you about to finish your studies and wondering what the future holds? Then we would like to invite you to a panel discussion with CreaTeME. We have gathered a group of musicians and entrepreneurs who have been in exactly your situation to share their experiences and give you valuable advice on how to best navigate the transition to the workforce.

But what if you’re not done by the summer? Don’t worry! We will also discuss what you can do during your studies to best prepare yourself for what comes next. This is your chance to ask all the burning questions you have about your future career path.

The event will take place in the Blackbox at Studenthuset BARE on May 24th from 12:00 to 13:00.

After the event, you can head straight to the first concert at UiArt for the day.

About the partcipants at the event:


Ingvild Koksvik is a singer and song-maker whose career includes several albums of original music, commissioned works for festivals, and substantial touring as a live artist in Norway and Europe. After spending ten years as a full-time musician, she became a PhD research fellow in popular music performance at the University of Agder in 2020. She is currently part of CreaTeME as a researcher, which she combines with her role as a singer and song-maker through her own company, Fyrlyd AS, and running the label Fyrlyd Records. Ingvild holds a master’s degree in musicology from the University of Oslo, where she also spent two years as a research assistant.   

Photo by Simen Løvgren


Simen Børven is a UiA (University of Agder) alumnus and has an international career as the bassist in one of Norway’s most exported rock bands, Leprous. Through countless tours around the world, Børven has experienced the music industry up close, along with its unique challenges and opportunities. In addition to his extensive travel associated with Leprous’ activities, Simen works as a project manager at Musikkontoret Sørf, where he utilizes his teaching degree and MBA to share the knowledge he has acquired.

Additionally, he is a musician and songwriter in the instrumental band Saywhat, which is soon to release an album featuring the Turkish star guitarist Cenk Erdogan. In the fall of 2024, Simen will be creating a music documentary, in which he will also debut as a solo artist, telling the story of the legendary microphone Neumann U-47.

Photo by Brian Krahe