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Welcome to the festival in August 2022!

Outsider Art Festival will take over Helsinki and invites everyone to celebrate cultural equality! OAF gives voice to the outsider artists by presenting a vibrant collection of music, visual arts, performing arts, films, literature and life stories. OAF is organized as part of the Helsinki Festival.

Open call 2022

The artist open call for the Outsider Art Festival 2022 is over. Thank you to all applicants!


Presidents and opened doors

Satu Nekala is a self-taught visual artist and musician from Tampere. The sculptures of presidents Satu made are showcased in the OAF group exhibition, which

Aatos Ketvel

Outside of standards and norms

OAF music programs curators Miika Turunen, Sani Valoranta, and mentor Maria Mattila aka Mara Balls are corresponding to this year’s artist selections. Also, John Cafiero


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