The Shared Futures project organises regular art activities free of charge for Kuopio’s residents aged 60 and over for a year. The workshops are guided by artists Emma Fält and Anna-Maria Väisänen.
The project supports the maintenance of wellbeing and functional capacity among older people through a process founded on the participants’ needs based on presence, listening and respecting the participants’ boundaries. One of the key goals of the project is to promote the accessibility of art and culture among older people. The artist–instructors explore the urban space and the participants’ living environments with the participants as well as any related needs and dreams the participants may have. This process will serve as the basis for artwork that will be presented at the ANTI Festival in September 2022.
The artistic activities of the Shared Futures project are based on an artwork concept by Fält and Väisänen bearing the same name.