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Helsinki Festival

Helsinki Festival is the largest arts festival in Finland, organized annually in late summer. The festival’s aim is to make art accessible for all. Helsinki Festival programme lineup features classical and world music, circus, dance, theatre, a children’s programme, cinema and a range of urban events. Helsinki Festival operates under the auspices of the Helsinki Week Foundation, established by the City of Helsinki. Helsinki Festival also includes the Night of the Arts that will transform Helsinki into a stage for hundreds of cultural events, performances and surprises. The Helsinki Festival will also focus on power relations surrounding the built environment. The festival will be at its most visible at the Kansalaistori Square, where Helsinki Festival’s KoeHelsinki urban oasis will have its base. KoeHelsinki is a park filled with art and exciting experiences. Many of the events taking place there will be free of charge.

The next Festival is going to take place from 16 August to 2 September 2018.

partners, sponsors and suppliers

Partners: Elisa, Helsingin Sanomat

Sponsors: Accenture, SHOK-ELANTO, Scandic

Suppliers: Akun tehdas, HEKU, MicroMedia, PunaMustra


legal form: Foundation (Helsinki Week Foundation)
year of foundation: 1968
catchment area: international
number of employees: Full-time: 10, Sub-contracted: approx. 10–50
shows/events per year: approx. 200
visitors per year: over 200,000
sources of finance contributions from the public: 2,2 millions
from co-operation with companies: 0,7 million
financial support from City of Helsinki: 1,5 millions
support from the Ministry of Education and Culture: 0,2 million
annual turnover in Euro: 4,6 millions
  • Ester Rada, Photo: Dean Avisar
  • Elisabeth Leonskaja Photo: Julia Wesely
  • Michael Clark,Company: animal, vegetable/mineral, Harry Alexander,Photo: Jake Walters
  • Los Lobos, Photo: Los Lobos