Milla Pihjalamäki
Riina Noro
OAF teippi musta


Outsider Art Festival invites everyone to celebrate equality! OAF gives voice to the outsider artists by presenting a vibrant collection of music, visual arts, literature, performing arts, films, and life stories. The festival will be held during 15.-25.8.2024. OAF is a partner festival of Helsinki Festival.

Below you can find information about the 2024 festival.


See the artist pages here.

See OAF 2024 program here

Tickets and registration instructions

The Outsider Art Festival includes events both free of charge and with paid tickets. The program takes place in live events as well as online.

You can the OAF ticket shop from Tiketti here. Tiketti sells tickets for events in Helsinki. sells tickets for events in Espoo. Tickets for the Sellosali events are sold here and tickets for the Kannusali events here.

Festival venues

Outsider Art Festival is held in Helsinki and Espoo.

The main event venue this year is the old Elanto’s Leipätehdas block (bread factory), where the events of the festival will be built together with the Cultural Centre Caisa, the House of Text and Mad House Helsinki. This year OAF spread out to Espoo for the first time as events are also held in venues such as Sellosali and Kannusali. Event’s will also be held at Pertti’s Choice shop and gallery


GLO Hotel Art is OAF’s official accommodation partner. GLO Hotel Art promotes True Equality by offering beautiful setting for OAF artists, audience and cultural travellers to meet and connect. 

GLO Hotel Art is a magical hotel that combines a colourful history with elegant modernity. GLO Hotel Art’s heart beats for bohemian atmosphere and unforgettable events. 

The hotel has accessible rooms, but it’s recommended to ask in advance.

The hotel address is Lönnrotinkatu 29, 00180 Helsinki.


Outsider Art Festival is committed to promoting equal access and creating a safe experience for all visitors. Everyone is welcome to celebrate cultural equality!


Inclusion and equality have been key elements in designing the festival concept, production and program. OAF aims at creating inclusive festival production and curating models, that enable the engagement of people with disabilities in planning, designing and executing the festival experience.


Accessibility has been considered in every phase of the festival production from planning to execution and implemented together with people with disabilities and from different backgrounds.


You can find Pertti’s Choice space accessibility info and the safer place principles of OAF and Pertti’s Choice here.


You can ask more about OAF accessibility:


OAF 2024 map will be added here.


All festival events are planned taking into account current security arrangements.


Arrive at the event only if you are healthy. Take care of good hand hygiene. 


OAF is committed to the safer space policy.


Pictures and logos

Here will be uploaded OAF’s official press photos. Please remember to credit the photographer, visual designer and OAF festival. 

Photos and visuals by Klaus Welp.

Media Accreditation

For more information, email

Contact information

Pertti’s Choice

Hakaniemenkuja 2 

00530 Helsinki

Heini Merkkiniemi

Festival director

+358 50552 8821

Tuomas Vaahtoluoto


+358 50 350 7993