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Concluding seminar of the Project Opening (Avaus) September 14th, 2020 in Helsinki

Culture for All Service, together with the Globe Art Point (G.A.P) ry, is organizing the final seminar of the Project  Avaus - Opening at Ateneum Art Museum in Helsinki on 14 September 2020. The aim of the project was to create models, that support the possibilities of arts and culture professionals with migrant backgrounds to become employed by Finnish arts and culture institutions and thus enable their better inclusion into Finnish society.

Warm welcome to the seminar! 

Location: Ateneum Hall, Ateneum Art Museum, Kaivokatu 2, Helsinki. Note. You can participate  remotely via Zoom.

Please enter via the main door of Ateneum (from Kaivokatu). The main door does not have a step-free access. The accessible entrance with a lift is located in the Ateneuminkuja side of the museum. 

Time: 13.00-16.00. The door will be open 12.45.

Seminar is free of charge and open for everyone by enrollment. 


Ateneum Hall is accessible and there is an induction loop. The accessible entrance with a lift is located in the Ateneuminkuja side of the museum. The event will have speech-to-text interpretation in English. The language of the event is English.


Link to the registration. Deadline for registration: 10th September.  We can take max. 60 people to the Ateneum Hall (including organisers and speakers). Please note: every participant must register. We send the Zoom link via email.

Event is descrimination-free zone.
Safer space rules and ethical guidelines of the event are here below (on mobile phone) / on the right (when using computer). 


13.00 Welcome on behalf of Globe Art Point and Culture for All. The ethical guidelines of the event. 

13.05 Welcome on behalf of Ateneum Art Museum, Marja Sakari, Museum director

13.10 Ateneum presents the Project Kaikuu - Echo – learning Finnish with the Ateneum, Mariia Niskavaara, Project Coordinator

13.20 The status of foreign-born arts and culture professionals in Finland - Key findings of Cupore’s research by researcher Emmi Lahtinen, Cupore.

13.40 The role of the research and how and by whom these findings should be taken into action. Marjo Mäenpää, director of Cupore. 

13.45 Short break - something to drink and snack.

14.05 A commentary by Globe Art Point on the Cupore´s report by Kemê Pellicer

14.15 Discussion and Questions and Answers, moderated by Sepideh Rahaa

  • Panellists: Paula Tuovinen, Director of Art Promotion Centre (Taike) and Tommi Laitio, Executive Director of culture and leisure sector, City of Helsinki, Ceyda Berk-Söderblom, chairperson, Globe Art Point ry and Minna Karvonen, Director of Division for Art and Cultural Heritage, Department of Culture and Art Policy, Ministry of Education and Culture.

It is also possible to present questions online. 

15.50 What's next? Closing remarks from Culture for All and Globe Art Point.

16.00 The event ends.

Please note

Changes are possible. We will follow the development of the coronavirus epidemic, and publish possible changes in the program here later. 


Please send us your feedback on the seminar: Feedback form (Google forms). The form is open until September 30th.

Recording of the Concluding Seminar

For more information:

Mira Haataja, dep. Executive Director, Culture for All Service. Tel. 040 213 6339, mira.haataja@cultureforall.fi.

Jaana Simula, Managing Director, Globe Art Point ry.
Tel.  040 545 5859, jaana.simula@globeartpoint.fi.


Read more about the Project Avaus - Opening.

Cupore´s research Opening the status of foreign-born arts and culture professionals in Finland.

Avaus Diversity Information Pack (PDF)

Avaus Diversity Information Pack (accessible DOCX)

Information about diversity agents 

Read more about Ateneum´s project Echo




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