OAF Opening ceremony

OAF Opening ceremony kicks off with welcoming words of the OAF artistic team and Marko Ahtisaari, artistic director of the Helsinki Festival. The ceremony includes speeches, performances from OAF members and special guests and the opening of OAF Virtual Gallery. The event can also be viewed online at Online Stage and Pertti’s Choice Youtube channel


  • Music performance from Satu Nekala
  • Opening speech from Marko Ahtisaari
  • Manifest from Joonas and Niklas Nyholm
    • Introduction of OAF’s artistic workgroup
  • Greeting video’s from international mentors
  • Giving out the award of Saastamoinen foundation
  • Releasing of Virtual Gallery
    • Representatives of Arilyn and OAF
  • Music performance from Satu Nekala

The host of the event is Sami Helle

The event is organised in collaboration with Oodi Helsinki Central Library, Helsinki Festival and Arilyn.

Central Library Oodi, Kino Regina
The event is free of charge and pre-registration is required.