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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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