ANTI Festival and Amnesty Kuopio invite to dance for the rights of refugees

ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival and Amnesty International Kuopion organise a communal dance event ”Take me as I am” at Kuopio Market Square on Monday 18th June starting at 12 pm. till 1 pm. The positive flash mob aims at provoking discussion on a serious matter; the rights of refugees and asylum seekers both in Finland […]


Announcing the 2018 ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art Shortlist and Jury Chair, Jacques Rancière

Media release 24.5.2018 ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art will be awarded for the 5th time in September 2018 in Kuopio, Finland. The world’s only international award for Live Art is €30,000, making it one of the richest cultural prizes in the arts. This year, the international prize jury is chaired by one of […]


Newsletter 4/2018

ANTI Festival 2018 Festival artists visiting Kuopio in May Follow Action Hero’s journey towards Kuopio! Greetings from the April audience workshop  ANTI Festival 2018 In April, we published the five lead works of our international festival programme. Did you already read about them? READ MORE Festival artists visiting Kuopio in May Tania El Khoury & […]


ANTI Festival 2018 – First programme release!

Media release 12.4.2018 The 17th edition of ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival will take place between 25th and 30th September 2018. Internationally celebrated, award-winning artists from around the world will present projects engaged with ideas of play, playfulness, games and gaming. A playful engagement with the spaces of Kuopio, ANTI Festival’s host city, has been […]


Newsletter 3/2018

Welcome to our audience panel! Divercities Kuopio workshop Finland’s most satisfied residents live in Kuopio! Welcome to our audience panel! Wednesday 25th April 2018 at 5 pm. ANTI OFFICE (Nahkurinkatu 1, Kuopio, Finland) What have you always wanted to say to the organisers of ANTI Festival? What kind of thoughts our coming festival programme brings […]


Revealing the creative face of Kuopio in Divercities workshop

Thursday 26th April 2018 from 3 pm. ANTI OFFICE | Nahkurinkatu 1, Kuopio, Finland Design Week Kuopio 2018 programme! Divercities app is a transnational digital tool that associates European cities: Kuopio, Brussels, Berlin, Barcelona, Paris, Lyon and Marseille. Developed by the French cooperative 1D Lab, the app aims at representing a city through creative content. Divercities […]


Newsletter 2/2018

Art with and for immigrants 19.3.2018 Join us in Nordic Urban Lab 22.-24.3.2018 Art with and for immigrants Discussion meeting on Monday 19th March 2018 at 4 pm. ANTI OFFICE, Nahkurinkatu 1, Kuopio, Finland ANTI Festival invites artists and art organisations, based in the Kuopio region, to discuss how to engage immigrants in art projects […]


Newsletter 1/2018

New Year NOW! ANTI Festival’s winter is, usually, peaceful compared to the busy autumn but we never pause since now it’s time to update our plans for the new year! The next edition of ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival will take place between 25th and 30th September 2018, and we will create a programme of […]


Thank you for 2017 and Happy New Year!

Newsletter 12/2017 ANTI Festival sends a big warm thank you for the year 2017 to all our partners, artists, team members, voluntary assistants and audiences! We wish you Happy Holidays and all the best for the year 2018! During the past year, ANTI Festival worked in several multidisciplinary projects, both local and international, and organised […]


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 […]