KulttuuriKauppila Art Centre produces a variety of cultural services for the municipality of Ii. The centre's work is founded on the principles of creativity, communality, sustainable development and glocality. Learn more about our different activities!
KulttuuriKauppila Art Centre, located in the municipality of Ii in Northern Finland, offers three residency programmes that allow artists to explore and develop their artistic practice, collaborate with locals and be inspired by the surrounding environment.
KulttuuriKauppila Art Centre is an expert in public art in the Ii area; the key elements of its work include the implementation of public art projects and the improvement of the living environment through means of art and arts-based methods.
KulttuuriKauppila Art Centre is an active organiser of events such as workshops, exhibitions, artist meetings and master classes. The most important events are Art Ii Biennial and Valto Pernu Photo Marathon, organised on alternate years.
Art education is one of the cornerstones of the activities of KulttuuriKauppila Art Centre.
One of the two main buildings at KulttuuriKauppila Art Centre houses the studio facilities used by the in-house artists: Sculptor Sanna Koivisto, Photographer Antti J. Leinonen and Sculptor Antti Ylönen.
Projects form an important part of the work at KulttuuriKauppila, which carries out projects of its own and participates actively in various joint projects; jointly with its partners, it applies for significant project funding in order to ensure a sufficient extent and variety for its operations.
KulttuuriKauppila Art Centre is one of the departments under the municipal culture and leisure services in the Ii Municipality.
KulttuuriKauppila Art Centre operates in a school built in 1892 and a studio building constructed in 2006. The new building houses the spacious studios and other facilities of the studio artists, the office of the Art Centre, and a small exhibition space.
Lähde! makes art a part of wellbeing services
Art, exercise and nature coming together to form a wellbeing park and social art residency activities are examples of the outcomes of the collaborative project of Oulunkaari Joint Authority and KulttuuriKauppila Art Centre.