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Projects

 

 ONGOING PROJECTS

  • 2019 – 2020 ELEMENTS OF ECOLOGICAL COMMUNITY
    Culture Power Station coordinates the Elements of Ecological Community –project. As a whole, the project includes the Art & Energy –seminar on the island of Muhu in Estonia October 2019, organized by Muhu InSEA NGO, Work & the future –seminar to be held in Oulu in early 2020, Art, crafts and restauration –seminar in Latvia June 2020 and the closing seminar in Estonia August 2020. Project is funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers and it is carried out by Kultturivoimala – Culture Power Station ry in cooperation with Muhu InSEA NGO, Estonia and Serde NGO, Latvia.



 

  • 2018 – 2019 PROCESS 2 –project
    Employment policy project whose main focus groups are long-term unemployed as well as difficult to employ adults and younger people, especially immigrants. Project employs people in the focus groups via pay subsidy, work try-out, apprenticeship training and integration trainings’ language training.

           Project’s main goals are developing peer-learning, transferring knowledge and culture between different groups of people, increasing the            know-how and vocational preparedness of the focus group participants, improving cooperation between business and learning                                  institutions, continuing development of Culture Immersion activity aimed at immigrants, as well as employment or further education of the            focus group participants. 

           Project started in September of 2018. Funding: ELY Centre, employment policy project support.

          

 

  •  2018 – 2019 Communal children’s book project
    Project is creating through communal methods a children’s book in the Somali language, dealing with everyday life of a family with a Somali background in Finland. Book also includes a Finnish version to support language learning. Funded by Ministry of Education and Culture.

 

 

         

 

 

More information on the Communal childrens' book

 

 

 

 

 

PAST PROJECTS AND ACTIVITIES 2000-2017

  • 2000 Feasibility study regarding Kulttuurivoimala building in Kemi
    Feasibility study made by Kari Lunnas with city of Kemi support. Result of the study was establishing Kulttuurivoimala – Culture Power Station ry December 11, 2000.
  • 2001 My Age –youngsters’ international art camp in Kemi
    Participants were from Slovakia, Belgium, Estonia and Finland. Youngsters, 40 participants, aged 17 – 26, made a video of their own group and sent it in advance to all other groups. So they could familiarize themselves with one another before they met each other in Kemi. Camp was financed by CIMO.
  • 2003 Here – Looking...Seeing...Finding book published by KV-CPS
    Some of the youngsters who participated in My Age -camp took part in collecting material, writing, photographing, making graphics and editing.
  • 2003 Family Art Picnic in Paattio Manor
    Carried out in cooperation with Worker´s Institute of Kemi The purpose of the picnic was to find common hobbies and to create contacts between immigrants and Finns. Picnic consisted of hut building, ceramics, felting and family portraits for participating families. At the end of the picnic there was an exhibition of the participants' works at the Culture Power Station building. Support from Finnish National Agency for Education.
  • 2003 Trans Barents High Way Symposium of Art 2003
    Environment tour in Russia, Norway, Sweden and Finland arranged by University of Lapland. Kemi section arranged by Culture Power Station. In Kemi the art material was driftwood from the sea. International group of artists built a giant bird’s wing out of the material.
  • 2004 Behind the story: National Community Days in Kemi 2004.
    Cooperation with KT-University of Applied Sciences Faculty of Social Studies and Worker´s Institute of Kemi. The event also hosted among others a music workshop by supervisor Daniel Fox from Welfare State International, England.
  • 2004 Trans Barents Highway Symposium of Art 2004
    Sand Castles in Mansikkanokka Park. Idea was to use sand as art material and have a performance related to the material by a Sweden Finns folk high school student. Arranged by University of Lapland Faculty of Art and Design, carried out by Culture Power Station at the local level.
  • 2004 – 2005 Visual Meetings: international event in Kemi
    Objective to develop communal forms of communication and networking. Featuring film directors and media industry professionals from Brazil, England, Estonia, Tanzania and Finland. Workshops training movies exhibition at the Culture Power Station building. Funded by Ministry of Education and Culture.
  • 2004 – 2006 Region video –project
    Financed by Leader funding through Peräpohjolan Kehitys association. The project was implemented in cooperation with tourism companies from Kemi-Tornio region. The video told tourists about the life in the area for centuries. The result was a video into which various inserts from companies’ travel groups’ activities could be embedded. This provided companies the opportunity to offer their customers a personalized video tour in the area, with the customer part of that video.
  • 2004 – 2007 Work as art, Kemi
    Idea was to see work as art; its value and meaning from the worker’s perspective. Funded by employment policy project support, 2004 – 2007.
  • 2008 – 2012 Customership –project, Kemi and Oulu
    Idea was to create a network of customers between different operators and to build different individual life paths from the present to the future. Funded by employment policy project support.
  • 2009 Visual Meetings: Morogoro, Tanzania
    Visual meetings similar to the event in Kemi in 2004-2005. Included photo-, video-, street theater- and animation workshops. By the end we had created a large ensemble which received attention from Tanzanian TV. Lot of the credit for event realization and visibility goes to Kikuwa – Children’s Development Center. Funded by Ministry of Education and Culture.
  • 2011 – 2012 LAP1 (Les Ateliers Partage) project 2011 – 2012
    Project participants Belgium, Italy and Finland; Kulttuurivoimala – Culture Power Station ry from Finland. Project supervisor Belgium. EU funding from the Culture 2007 - 2013 programme.
  • 2011 – 2013 Learning Village -project 2011-2013
    Kulttuurivoimala manages, other participants ABF Sweden, Muhu InSEA NGO Estonia. Financed by Nordplus.
  • 2012 – 2013 Active Citizenship and Social Housing
    Cooperation with University of Oulu. Coordinator University of Udine (Italy). Erasmus funding.
  • 2013 – 2015 Places of art in Meri-Toppila –project
    Project examined placing art in Meri-Toppila. Places of art in Meri-Toppila –book made from project findings. Project employed local artists. Funded by Ministry of Education and Culture.
  • 2015 – 2016 Culture Silo Productisation and Marketing –project
    Funded by Ministry of Education and Culture.
  • 2015 – 2018 Process –project
    Object was to find individual career paths through arts and culture. ELY Centre,employment policy project support.

  • 2016 – 2017 Hashtag LumiKAAOS
    Communal art project for 15 – 29 year olds, consisting of various differing art workshops. Funded by Community-led Local Development in Oulu, ESF 2015 – 2019, Video
  • 2017 – 2018 Cache Art
    Children’s environmental art project, funded by Arts Promotion Centre Finland.

 

 

 

Other smaller projects:

- 2014 and 2015, Pulurock, Culture Silo. Performers among others Mikael Gabriel. Organized by young people of Meri-Toppila with the help of city of Oulu NERO-funding.

- Silo's Open Day –event, 2014 – 2017. Video 2015Video 2016Video 2017.

- Grassroot art and solutions - community art seminar and workshops, Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Northern Ostrobothnia and Kainuu 2015. Video

- Lonnie Graham photograph exhibition in Muhu, Estonia 2016 – 2017. Video

- Art bench DIY at Veturitalli roundhouse 2017. Video

- Art and Energy workshop,funded by OKKA Foundation 2017. Video

- Creative drawing and graphics courses 2016, 2017, 2018.

- Silo Day –event 2018. Video