200 proposals from around the world for the 20th ANTI Festival

Media release 18.1.2021 ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival will take place between 14th and 19th September 2021 in Kuopio, Finland. As we approach our 20th festival, amid these challenging times, we turn to an idea that sits at the heart of ANTI Festival’s mission – free to attend for audiences, the festival is framed from […]


Submit proposal for ANTI Festival 2021 by 15th Jan, 4 pm. (EET) – See also Reality Research Center’s Call for Applications

Media release 11.1.2021 The 20th edition of ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival will take place between 14th and 19th September 2021 in Kuopio, Finland. We now invite artists, working in any field, to propose projects that directly engage with the theme of gifts and giving. As we approach our 20th festival, amid these challenging times, […]


Newsletter 12/2020: Happy Holidays and New Year 2021!

We are very grateful and happy that, even in the exceptional year of 2020, we were able to organise the international ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival in Kuopio, Finland. A big warm thank you to all our artists, audiences, staff members, volunteers and partners! We wish you peaceful holidays and a Happy New Year 2021! […]


Reality Research Center: Submit application to the Residency Program for Impossible Performance!

16.12.2020 The Residency Program for Impossible Performance invites applications from artists at the beginning of their career or people with an otherwise utopian agenda who work in performing arts in Finland and who have dreams that haven’t come true yet. The program is part of the main programme of Reality Research Center in 2019-2021. Reality […]


Q&A : Open Call 2021

See our Q&A : Open Call 2021 to find answers to commonly asked questions! Can I send several proposals? Yes. Can I send my application by email? No. Can we apply as a collective/company/working group? Yes. I don’t know Kuopio, how to propose a site? Do you have a list of sites? No worries. We […]


ANTI Festival 2021 – Call for proposals on the theme of gifts and giving

Media release 15.12.2020 #ANTIisagift The 20th edition of ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival will take place between 14th and 19th September 2021 in Kuopio, Finland. We now invite artists, working in any field, to propose projects that directly engage with the theme of gifts and giving. In addition see here for the Reality Research Center’s […]


ANTI Festival for Equality, Diversity and Anti-racism

30.11.2020 ANTI festival is a discrimination-free event. We do not tolerate racism, ageism, sexism, heterosexism, transphobia, ableism, class discrimination or comments on people’s bodies. We want to work for equality, diversity and anti-racism. What does this mean in practice? We have published principles for a safer space on our website and in the ANTIZINE 2020 […]


FACE TO FAITH – An EU project on faith in modern societies 

27.11.2020 The starting signal for FACE TO FAITH has been given. The project started in September and the first partners’ meeting took place between 23rd and 25th November 2020, remotely. Now begins an intensive collaboration for the duration of two years (1.9.2020-28.2.2023) between seven international theaters and festivals: ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival (Finland), Divadlo pod […]


Exceptional year, exceptional ANTI Festival 2020

Media release 3.11.2020 The 19th ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival ended on Sunday in Kuopio, Finland. The festival, with a theme of food, took place between 27th October and 1st November 2020 as a part of the European Region of Gastronomy Kuopio celebration. The COVID safety of our audiences, artists and staff members was at […]


Jury Statement: Live Art Prize 2020

As a jury we would like to express the complexity of our arriving at a decision, in particular given the difficult conditions of this year 2020. The current pandemic has impacted all areas of life bringing forth and enhancing a number of pre-existing socio-political issues while adding a whole range of other challenges to all […]