KulttuuriKauppila Art Centre works to improve the position of visual artists in northern Finland and creates international connections in the field of art.
KulttuuriKauppila runs an international artist residency, produces the Art Ii Biennial and Valto Pernu Photo Marathon and provides studios for local artists. The centre aims to improve artists’ skills, belongs to international art networks and produces an international art–education programme for schools of Ii. KulttuuriKauppila participates in cultural policy on a practical level and believes that creativity is a key to wellbeing on both the individual and collective levels.
KulttuuriKauppila artists' residencies make international art available for the Ii village community. The residency program offers to artists not only networks but also space and peace to carry out their creative work.