Caisa's art gift package features a concert by Ulla Pirttijärvi & Ulda ensemble, Gávcci jagiáiggi – Eight seasons, held on Musiikkitalo's terrace on 17 August. Photo: Maarit Kytöharju.

Cultural Centre Caisa is turning 25. To celebrate the anniversary, Caisa will donate art to Helsinki residents as a birthday gift. The gift package includes art workshops for children, teens, and adults of all ages; samba and a concert with modern Sami music; previews of community dance sculpture Bacteria by artist group Compañía Kaari & Roni Martin; and online performances. The art gifts will be shared with the public in August–November 2021.

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Johanna Maria Fritz - Like a bird - Felix Schoeller Photoaward

The second edition of the international "German Peace Award for Photography" has arrived in the international community of professional photographers: Nearly 400 works from 95 countries are competing for the €10,000 award. The award ceremony for the Photography Prize, which launched for the first time in 2019, will take place on October 2, 2021. The works of the winner and the nominees will be on display in an exhibition at the Museumsquartier Osnabrück from October 03 until March 2022.

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Photo by Tomi Valo

The piece of art placed at the customs office in Kilpisjärvi is introduced to the public today. The work was selected through a competition arranged by the State Art Commission in cooperation with Finnish Customs, Senate Properties, and the Lapland Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment. The work by Anssi Pulkkinen and Nestori Syrjälä entitled “Ylösalasylösalas” is built from road railings, and is an excellent reflection of border territory thematic.

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The 16-20-year-old participants on the Fill This Space Summer Schools of Architecture and the Built Environment, organized by the Museum of Finnish Architecture, will take over the museum’s Studio for the period 8.6.–5.9.2021. The space will live, change and be added to, throughout the summer.

During the summer of 2021, the Museum of Finnish Architecture is hosting three separate Fill This Space Summer Schools of Architecture and the Built Environment for young people aged 16–20.

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COMPIC/Markku Ojala

Finland is now making big leaps to open events. Summer festivals and amusement parks are opened, and sporting events are planned. All signs are pointing in the same direction: we at Messukeskus Helsinki, Expo and Convention Centre are also going for a full autumn season.
 
The hunger for encounters and experiences is great. According to market research company Kantar, 75% of the exhibition visitors in Finland would already be ready to participate.

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The cultural and event industry has had enough! A protest will fill the forecourts of the Parliament House in Helsinki, Finland, on 3 June 2021 from 12 noon to 2 pm. A creative industry delegation hands over a joint statement with the requirements of the creative industries to the parliamentary groups. The event is designed not to compromise either on style or corona safety.

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The Customs Museum will open to public again on 1 June 2021 in Susisaari, Suomenlinna. The new exhibition 'Leaves of Desire - The History of Tobacco and Finnish Customs' focuses on the more than 400 years of shared history of Finnish Customs and tobacco products. Throughout the years, the Finnish society's approach to tobacco has varied significantly. This variation has also been evident in the work of Finnish Customs.

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Nightwish, Finland’s internationally most successful band, which had already broken numerous records in its previous career, treated their fans to a spectacular virtual experience on Friday, May 28, 2021. Set in a 3D-world, ‘An Evening With Nightwish in a Virtual World’ gathered 150 000 viewers on the first night. The highest number of visitors came from Europe and North America, but fans joined in from across the globe as tickets had been sold to 108 countries prior to the second show.

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Although humanity has in one sense always lived in an interconnected way since the first humans stepped forth into the wider world, it goes without saying that the extent of our interconnectedness has never been higher than it is today.

Modern human society is inescapably interconnected, and this occurs at all levels of human activity.

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