Open Call 2022

Oulu2026 is seeking partners to become part of the capital of culture programme in 2026. The Open Call 2022 is aimed at large-scale projects that take several years to prepare or carry out. 

Oulu is the European Capital of Culture 2026!

The Finnish city of Oulu, European Capital of Culture 2026, announces an Open Call for cultural programme partners to co-create an unforgettable culture programme 2026 in North Finland. We are seeking large-scale productions that are connected to our three main programme themes. The Open Call for international partners will be launched in October 2022.

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Globally local

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We aim for Cultural Climate Change

Inspiring. Sustainable. European. That is our vision for the 
Oulu 2026 cultural programme. A vision which meets our goal of sustainable 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.