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DiDa - Disability Day Art and Action

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DiDa - Disability Day Art & Action Festival celebrates the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The main event will be arranged in Helsinki on 3rd December, but the festival includes events all around Finland during autumn.

There are two open calls: the first one is for artists and working groups, the second is aimed at cultural organisations and other organisations. 

Open call for DiDa Festival

Would you or your group like to offer art experiences for all senses? Your art is worth of equal visibility! Apply for DiDa – Disability Day and Art Action Festival which is being arranged on December 3rd at the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. We are welcoming applications from artists and groups of various fields of art. You can apply for two events; the main event is being organized at Culture Center Luckan and another event, for children, at the Helsinki City Museum.

The objective of the festival is to raise awareness of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities and to showcase art by and of disabled people. The themes of the event are otherness and social exclusion.

Send your application by August 31st 2020. Apply by sending the information below by e-mail to info.disabilityday@gmail.com. All applicants will be informed of the decisions by the end of September.

Please send the following information:

  • Name of the artist / working group
  • Name of the artwork
  • Describe the artwork shortly
  • Duration of the artwork
  • Email address of contact person
  • Phone number of contact person
  • How many persons are included in your artwork/group?
  • How is the artwork related to disability
  • Technical requirements and other needs (We offer basic PA equipment and hanging systems for fine art)
  • Performance fee / other costs
  • Other things to consider

Invitation to cultural actors and other organisations

Would you or the organisation you represent want to participate in the festivities organized around International Day of Persons with Disabilities 3rd December? If you are planning an event around those times, we are happy to receive information about it. We can offer visibility on our websites and on social media. Unfortunately, we do not have the opportunity to participate financially.

Please send us the following information about your event:

Time, location, event duration, price and accessibility information. 

Send the information and picture as soon as possible but no later than 30.10.2020 to info.disabilityday@gmail.com.

If you have any questions, please contact Johanna Mattila, johanna@lalunes.com.


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