Outsider Art Festival will take over Helsinki from 19 to 22 August 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, and life stories. OAF is a partner festival of Helsinki Festival.
Tickets and registration instructions
OAF venue partners are Oodi Helsinki Central Library, HAM Helsinki Art Museum, G Livelab Helsinki, Kansalaistori Square, Klaus K, Pertti’s Choice, Mad House Helsinki and Old church.
Oodi Helsinki Central Library
Oodi is an open and equal living room for all citizens at Kansalaistori square, at the heart of Helsinki. OAF feels like at home in Oodi.
Address: Töölönlahdenkatu 4, 00100 Helsinki
HAM Helsinki Art Museum
HAM is belongs to the people of Helsinki and includes over 9,000 works of art. Almost half of these works are on display in parks, streets, offices, health centres, schools and libraries, to brighten up everyone’s day. OAF takes over the Tennis palace surroundings spreading anarchy to the traditional palace.
G Livelab Helsinki
G Livelab focuses on high quality performances beyond expectations. G Livelab is a gem in Punavuori area that creates a special environment for experiencing OAF musical microcosm in good company.
Address: Yrjönkatu 3, 00120 Helsinki
Kansalaistori is a new square and lawn area in the heart of the city located between the Music Centre and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma along Mannerheimintie. At Kansalaistori Square, OAF audience can enjoy a dance performance with Vanaja Women’s Prisoners and DiskoBoxi installation.
Address: Alvar Aallon kuja 1, 00100 Helsinki
Hotel Klaus K
Klaus K is OAF’s official accommodation partner. Klaus K accommodation, roof top terrace and lounge area serve as a wonderful home base, to meet festival guides, artists and friends in atmospheric settings. Our artists deserve only the best.
Address: Bulevardi 2-4, 00120 Helsinki
Pertti’s Choice (Pertin Valinta)
OAF art sale will be held in Pertti’s Choice Shop and Gallery space next to Hakaniemi Market Square. A collection of curated art works and products from OAF artists is available for purchase at the shop. You might also meet the shop owners, Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät band members and enjoy a fresh cup of coffee.
Address: Hakaniemenkuja 2, 00530 Helsinki
Mad House Helsinki
Mad House Helsinki is located at Teurastamo area. Mad House is committed to transparency and equality and offers the perfect settings for OAF’s performing arts show case event. Mad House promotes and produces live art and other experimental performing arts. At Mad House, art and community comes first.
Address: Työpajankatu 2a, 00580 Helsinki
The Old Church of Boulevard is located at an unique place. It is in the middle of the city but still sheltered. Here the OAF audience also meets the lamentation artist.
Address: Lönnrotinkatu 6, 00120 Helsinki
Klaus K is OAF’s official accommodation partner. Klaus K promotes True Equality by offering beautiful setting for OAF artists, audience and cultural travellers to meet and connect. The hotel is also home to the festival’s second information desk.
True Equality package
The True Equality accommodation package brings you to Outsider Art Festival.
The hotel address is Bulevardi 2-4, 00120 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.
Every venue of the festival is accessible with a wheelchair. Assistants can join the events for free by assistant card (“saattajakortti”) granted by the municipality. Please note that for events requiring pre-registration, the assisted person must also register.
You can ask more about OAF accessibility: email@example.com
All festival events are planned taking into account current audience restrictions and other security arrangements.
Health security is really important to OAF and the festival follows actively recommendations of authorities for events with live audiences. The event has got a limited visitor count to make safety clearances possible and the cleaning of event spaces has been enhanced.
Arrive at the event only if you are healthy. We recommend using a face mask. Take care of good hand hygiene. The event space has hand sanitizers on view and a possibility for hand washing.
Pictures and logos
Here you may upload OAF’s official press photos. OAF photos may be used only when covering a story about OAF. Please remember to credit the photographer, visual designer and OAF festival.
Photos by Pekka Elomaa and visual look by Klaus Welp.
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