New additions to ANTI Festival 2018 programme!

Media release 26.6.2018 The 17th edition of ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival will take place between 25th and 30th September 2018. The festival focuses on the themes of play, playfulness, games and gaming. We are excited to announce the below additions to our festival programme: Anna Maria Häkkinen, Lotta Suomi & Emil Uuttu (FI): Wrestling […]


Uutiskirje 3/2019

Sonya Lindfors Returns to Kuopio 1.-7.4.2019 Galleria Ars Libera | Suokatu 30, Kuopio The winner of the ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art Award 2018, Sonya Lindfors, returns to Kuopio as she will start working on her piece for ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival 2019 with a gallery residence in Galleria Ars Libera 1.-7.4.2019. […]


ANTI Festival is the Finnish Theatre of the Year 2019

ANTI Festival is the Finnish Theatre of the Year 2019 ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival has won the Theatre of the Year 2019 prize awarded by The Association of Finnish Theatres. The winner was chosen by MP Outi Alanko-Kahiluoto (Greens). Theater of the Year award is a prize awarded by The Association of Finnish Theatres […]


Newsletter 2/2019

The Theme of ANTI Festival 2019 The 18th edition of ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival will take place between 10th and 15th September 2019. Once again ANTI is bringing internationally celebrated, award-winning artists from around the world to Kuopio Finland to present their work. The theme and the focus of this year’s festival is death. […]


ANTI Festival nominated for the Theatre of the Year 2019 Award in Finland

Media release 14.2.2019 Joseph O’Farrell: 10 MINUTE DANCE PARTIES! ANTI Festival 2017. Photo: Pekka Mäkinen ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival has been nominated for the Finnish Theatre of the Year 2019 award. There are two nominees: in addition to ANTI Festival, Baltic Circle Festival from Helsinki is nominated for the award. The winner is selected […]


Newsletter 1/2019

ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art 2019 winner Sonya Lindfors. Photo: Pekka Mäkinen ANTI Festival thanks Kone Foundation for supporting our new initiative Shortlist LIVE! event 2019-2022! Shortlist LIVE! is a completely new and unique entity of events which adds to the visibility of the shortlisted artists of ANTI Festival International Prize for Live […]


Newsletter 10/2018

Thank you for ANTI Festival 2018! Co-creating festival works Highlights Future DiverCities Lab #3 ANTI 2018 in images Changes in ANTI team Thank you for ANTI Festival 2018! ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival was organised in Kuopio, Finland between 25th and 30th September 2018. The festival brought together artists and audiences from across Finland and […]


10 000 people exploring ideas of play and games

Media release 1.10.2018 ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival was organised in Kuopio, Finland between 25th and 30th September 2018. The festival brought together artists and audiences from across Finland and over 15 different countries. The audiences experienced multidisciplinary contemporary art, explored public spaces and played together as the festival works commented on the ideas of […]


Sonya Lindfors is the 2018 Winner of ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art

Media release 29.9.2018 Finnish artist Sonya Lindfors was announced as the 2018 winner of ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art on Saturday 29th September. Lindfors was revealed as the 5th winner of the prestigious prize by a short film simultaneously published online and screened during the ANTI Prize Party in Kuopio, Finland. The prize, at €30,000, […]


ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art – Jury Statement 2018

We wish to thank the generosity of the four remarkable shortlisted artists for sharing their work with us. It has been a pleasure and privilege to encounter the work of these artists operating across diverse practices, using very different strategies, but united in their shared commitment to affect and to change; they stand as agents […]


Highlight of the ANTI Festival week is awarding ANTI Live Art Prize

Media release 29.9.2018 The highlight of the festival week is the awarding of ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art at ANTI Prize Party, today at 21.00 in restaurant Panza (Ajurinkatu 26) – featuring a show by a New York based singer, musician, writer and artist Joseph Keckler (in the image), hailed by the New […]