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Subscribe to our Newsletter and get updates on local cultural personalities, stories, press releases and opportunities for international artists.

Although our journey is still in its early phases, we will send our latest stories to our subscribers once a month.

Interested in volunteering?

We welcome all participants to register as volunteers, aka Cultural Ambassadors. At the moment we have a limited amount of volunteer positions open. Closer to 2026, we have numerous interesting tasks opening up related to e.g. event production, communication, information, and guidance. We also organise training and own programme for volunteers.

Feel free to leave your contacts with the same form as subscribing to our newsletter. We will reach out to our network as our programme starts to take shape. Welcome aboard!

For more information:

Heli Metsäpelto
Head of Community
heli.metsapelto@oulu2026.eu

 

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Open call for young artists for the Delta Life Project

Open call for young artists for the Delta Life Project

Oulu August Festivals are looking for promising emerging artists from the Oulu2026 region for the documentary series “Artists Arise in the Delta” for the years 2024–2026. The open call lasts until the end of February 2024, and the selections will be made during March. Five artists/groups will be chosen based on the applications.

Oulu2026 is almost here!

Oulu2026 is almost here!

The Oulu2026 Capital of Culture year is just two years away! Who are you going to invite to the opening ceremony?

Frozen People: Open Call

Frozen People: Open Call

FROZEN PEOPLE is a festival of electronic music, northern art and wintry style. The event takes place on the frozen sea at Nallikari (Oulu) on the 2nd of March 2024 from 14:00 to 22:00. This free-to-enter festival is produced by Oulu Urban Culture and is part of the cultural program of the Oulu2026 European Capital of Culture. The organizers are now looking for enthusiastic artists to implement the art program.

In which district of Oulu will the next mural be placed?

In which district of Oulu will the next mural be placed?

Upeart, a Finnish public art professional, is involved in our cultural program with the “Joy from Urban contemporary art” -project, which produces mural artworks around the Oulu area. The locations for the murals are chosen by the residents of Oulu in annual votes,...

Call for Young Volunteers to Tartu in the beginning of 2024

Call for Young Volunteers to Tartu in the beginning of 2024

Tartu, one of the European Capitals of Culture in 2024, is looking for three young people aged 18–30 from the Oulu2026 region to volunteer between January 25 and February 13, 2024. The selected young people get to create a unique youth celebration on International...

Glowember – Lottery Participation Rules

Glowember – Lottery Participation Rules

Organizer Oulun kulttuurisäätiö sr Y-tunnus 3246820-6 Torikatu 18 1 krs., 90100 Oulu oulu2026@ouka.fi Lottery You can participate in the lottery from November 1, 2023, to November 30, 2023. The lottery will be drawn every Monday among those who have participated in...

Introducing Glowember

Introducing Glowember

Glowember is coordinated by the Oulu Culture Foundation. The Glowember events are organized by various entities, including municipalities and associations. Some of the events are already well known, while others are being organized for the first time. The whole spectacle takes place over a broader area, as part of the journey toward the Cultural Capital Year in 2026.

Tales of Tar introduces historic Oulu

Tales of Tar introduces historic Oulu

The Tales of Tar route that can be experienced digitally on mobile devices around Oulu will open in November. The cultural history route consists of 10 fascinating short stories written by author Katariina Vuori. The stories are based on authentic locations, events...