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Open Call for Artist Portfolios to create a mural in Oulu, Finland

Oulu2026 and Upeart invite professional artists to participate in an open call for visual artists worldwide. We are seeking international artists to realize a mural in Rajakylä, Oulu, in August 2022. The global Open Call is accepting portfolios from individual artists or teams until 9th May 2022. The artist invited to create the artwork will […]

”Oulu is a cool and energetic cultural city that deserved to win in the European Capital of Culture competition” Cay Sevón, Member of the Board of the Oulu Cultural Foundation

Cay Sevón is a Doctor of Social Sciences. She was responsible for Turku’s Capital of Culture year as the CEO of Turku 2011 Foundation. Sevón has also worked the Account Manager in the City of Turku, Ministry of Interior and Ministry of Finance as Director General and Consultant for the Cultural Industry. In 2010, Sevón […]

”The unique Capital of Culture title will bring visibility to Oulu, also internationally” Elena Näsänen, Member of the Board of the Oulu Cultural Foundation

Elena Näsänen is a Master of Fine Arts, visual artist and a filmmaker. She acted as the Chairperson of Artist’s Association Finland between 2004 and 2007. She has worked as Production Advisor for the Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture (AVEK) between 2004-2007, in other positions of responsibility such as the Chairperson of MUU ry, and has […]

Expert Panel report about the selection of European Capital of Culture

The expert panel’s report about the selection of the European Capital of Culture in 2026 in Finland has been published! Read the full report “Selection of the European Capital of Culture (ECoC) in 2026 in Finland. The Expert Panel’s report. Selection Stage. Virtual Meeting. June 2021.” here. Photo: Sanna Krook