Oulu is the European Capital of Culture 2026!
The Finnish city of Oulu will be the European Capital of Culture in 2026. Together with 39 municipalities from Northern Finland, we want to bring more culture and well-being, create new jobs and develop our region in a sustainable way. Our main goal is to start a cultural climate change, helping us to reconnect with each other through culture.
On the upcoming weekend, Qstock, celebrating its 20th anniversary, invites the audience to festival vibes starting from...
Upeart, a Finnish public art professional, is involved in our cultural program with the “Joy from Urban contemporary art”...
We aim for Cultural Climate Change
Who we are
The Oulu Cultural Foundation is the coordinator behind Oulu2026. The foundation develops Oulu as a city of culture and events, and promotes the preconditions for artists and the cultural sector, both nationally and internationally.