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 […]


One week left to submit: Open Call for Proposals 2018

Newsletter 5.12.2017 The 17th edition of ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival will take place between 25th and 30th September 2018. We now invite artists, working in any field, to propose projects that directly engage with ideas of play, playfulness, games and gaming. A playful engagement with the spaces of Kuopio, ANTI Festival’s host city, has been at the heart […]


Newsletter 11/2017

ANTI taking part in multidisciplinary discussions ANTI Festival is a part of several multidisciplinary networks and projects, both international and national. One of our most important international collaboration projects is Future DiverCities – an initiative of 10 cultural partners in Europe and Canada funded by Creative Europe programme. ANTI is also contributing to the New […]


Play, games and gaming driving ANTI Festival 2018 – Open Call for Proposals

Media release 16.11.2017 The 17th edition of ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival will take place between 25th and 30th September 2018. We now invite artists, working in any field, to propose projects that directly engage with ideas of play, playfulness, games and gaming. A playful engagement with the spaces of Kuopio, ANTI Festival’s host city, has […]


Newsletter 10/2017 – From ANTI with Love

The 3rd video postcard from videographer Kim Saarinen and ANTI Festival 2017 takes us back to touching experiences, multicultural encounters and moments of peace and quiet and purification; outstanding artworks by the water! The works on the video: French & Mottershead (UK): Waterborne (in the image) River Lin (TW): Cleansing Service Ernest Truely (US) & […]


Newsletter 9/2017

Thank you for ANTI Festival 2017! ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival took place between 19th and 24th September 2017 in Kuopio, Finland. The festival brought together artists and audience from across Finland and almost 10 different countries. 13 000 participants attended festival events in Kuopio and over 30 000 people followed us on social media. […]


Thank you for ANTI Festival 2017!

ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival took place between 19th and 24th September 2017 in Kuopio, Finland. The festival brought together artists and audience from across Finland and almost 10 different countries. 13 000 participants attended festival events in Kuopio and over 30 000 people followed us on social media. Thank you to the festival artists, […]


Lebanese artist Tania El Khoury announced winner of ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art

Media release 23.9.2017 Tania El Khoury is the winner of the 2017 ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art, announced at the ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival in Kuopio, Finland (Saturday 23rd September 2017). The Prize – now in its 4th year – is the world’s only International Prize for Live Art, and at €30,000 […]


ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art – Jury Statement 2017

As Jury members of this extraordinary and unique prize, we begin with an expression of our admiration and respect for all the 2017 shortlisted artists. Tania El Khoury, Sethembile Msezane, Alexandra Pirici and The vacuum cleaner, your diverse range of experiences and practices – created across and between social, environmental and political contexts is exemplary. […]


Artist Talk with the Live Art Prize Nominees and last year’s winner on Sat 23rd at 12 pm.

Media release 22.9.2017 Welcome to meet with the winner of ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art 2016, Terike Haapoja (Finland) and the 2017 short listed, presented by two nominees, Sethembile Msezane (South Africa) and Tania El Khoury (Libanon). Artist Talk on Saturday 23rd Sep at 12.00 pm. in the restaurant Intro (Kauppakatu 20)! The other nominees […]