ANTI Festival gathered proposals from around the world

Media release 14.12.2017

The 17th edition of ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival will take place between 25th and 30th September 2018. We invited artists, working in any field, to propose projects that directly engage with ideas of play, playfulness, games and gaming. The open call was organised between 16th November and 12th December 2017.

We received 170 proposals from 35 different countries.

The call out shows that ANTI Festival, Kuopio, live art and contemporary art have audiences across the globe, in every continent. Proposals were submitted from the United States and Canada, Brazil, India and Taiwan, Israel and South Africa, Australia and New Zealand as well as from several European countries.

Thank you to all the applicants!

The festival programme will be released during the spring and summer 2018.

For more information, contact Elisa Itkonen,, +358 50 305 2005.

Photo: Pekka Mäkinen. Maria Kärkkäinen: Take me into your arms 2012

ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival

Participation, dialogue and exchange: ANTI works with innovative artists on projects that

explore and explode urban space. ANTI began life in 2002. Since then we’ve produced 16 editions of ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival and have established a year-round programme of artist residencies and
cultural projects and events.

The festival is held annually in Kuopio, Finland. The city plays host to projects by artists from around the world that inhabit the spaces of public life – homes, shops, city squares, business, forests, lakes – and directly engage communities and audiences in the making and showing of their work. The festival is free to attend.

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