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Cable Factory Talks 9.9.2010: Making Art and Multiculturalism

Making Art and Multiculturalism - Is there a place for it in present day Finland?
Cable Factory Talks 5

Thursday 9 September 2010, 13 - 17
Venue: Cable Factory, Tallberginkatu 1, Helsinki

What can we do better to promote cultural diversity in Finland? We are inviting artists and cultural workers together with cultural policy decision makers to discuss the challenges of ever increasing cultural diversity and multiculturalism in Finland.

How has the increasing multiculturalism affected Finnish artistic and cultural life? Has Finnish cultural policy been able to respond to this challenge? In the seminar Pasi Saukkonen will present the results of his three-year long study in Cupore and Paula Karhunen from the Arts Council of Finland will present recent data from her study on Arts Council support for foreign born artists.

The two panel discussions will explore the experiences of foreign-born artists in Finland as well as the opinions of Finnish cultural policy makers on what type of policies we should have to support diverse cultural expression in this country.

Please, get registered no later than 1 September on the web:


The seminar will be held in Finnish but members of the panels and other participants will be allowed to use English. There will be no simultanous interpretation.

In connection with the seminar there will be a "Grant Clinic" which will provide information on aid and assistance.

Cupore's Cable Factory Talks is a series of discussions which explore current topics in the field of culture. The aim of the events is to provide a debate forum for researchers, experts, artists and everybody interested in the field. The fifth Cable Factory Talks is organized jointly by the Arts Council of Finland and the Arts Council of Helsinki Metropolitan Region.

You are welcome to join in the discussion and debate!

Foundation for Cultural Policy Research Cupore
The Arts Council of Finland
The Arts Council of Helsinki Metropolitan Region

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