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Projects

 

 ONGOING PROJECTS

  • 20202023 Work From Art -project (Project web page)
    Employment policy project targeted at art and media experts who have been unemployed for a long time.

    The aim of the project is to produce work opportunities for experts of the visual field, so that they gain
    1. experience from work life and material for their portfolios
    2. guidance and information for their artistic work and the creation of a modern portfolio taking in consideration the demands of the visual field
    3. networks for the advancement of their employment
    Customers come to the project through work try-out or pay subsidy work.

    Work From Art -project gathers information in the ways experts of the visual field would most efficiently promote their skills in modern day search for work and maps what kind of skills are in demand. The participants of the project strive to expand to the sub-areas with better employment opportunities.

 

 

 

  • 2019 – 2021 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, Estonia on October 2019, organized by Muhu InSEA NGO, Work & the future –seminar held in Oulu in early 2020, Art, crafts and restoration –seminar in Latvia on June 2020 and the closing seminar in Estonia on August 2020. Project is funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers and is carried out by Kultturivoimala – Culture Power Station ry in cooperation with Muhu InSEA NGO, Estonia and Serde NGO, Latvia.



 

 

  • 2021 Multicultural cookbook -project
    The project is releasing a multicultural cookbook sharing the recipes, food culture and stories of 10 immigrants from 10 different countries and several different continents. The book is meant for all food lovers and those who are interested in different cultures. Once finished, the book will be available free of charge / at the cost of postage. Funded by the Ministry of Education and Culture.


 

  PAST PROJECTS AND ACTIVITIES 

 

  • 2018 – 2021 PROSESSI 2 –project
    Employment policy project's which main focus groups are the long-term unemployed as well as difficult to employ adults and younger people, especially immigrants. The project employed people in the focus groups via pay subsidy, work try-out, apprenticeship training and integration trainings’ language training.

    Project’s main goals were 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. 

    Funding: ELY Centre, employment policy project support.

 

 

 

  •  2018 – 2019 Communal children’s book project: Ali Iyo Hani Xaywanka Eyjecel Yihin / Alin ja Hanin lempieläimet
    The project produced through communal methods a children’s book, which deals with the everyday life of a family with Somali background in Finland, written in the Somali language. The book also contains a Finnish version of the text to support language learning. It is available free of charge / at the cost of postage. The project was funded by the Ministry of Education and Culture.
    More information on the Communal childrens' book

 

 

  • 2017 – 2018 Cache Art
    Children’s environmental art project, funded by the Arts Promotion Centre Finland.

  • 2016 – 2017 Hashtag LumiKAAOS
    Communal art project for 15 – 29 year olds, consisting of various kinds art workshops. Funded by the Community-led Local Development in Oulu, ESF 2015 – 2019, Video


  • 2016 – 2017 Meri-Toppila All-Stars –project
    Communal video project carried out together with the residents of Meri-Toppila. Project final product: Meri-Toppila All-Stars video. Funded by the Arts Promotion Centre Finland.

  • 2015 – 2018 Prosessi –project
    Object was to find individual career paths through arts and culture. ELY Centre,employment policy project support.

  • 2015 – 2016 Culture Silo Productisation and Marketing –project
    Funded by the Ministry of Education and Culture.

  • 2013 - 2015 Places of art in Meri-Toppila -project                                                                                                                                                     The project explored locations of art in Meri-Toppila. The findings of the project were presented in a book entitled Places of Art in Meri-Toppila. The project employed local artists. Funded by the Ministry of Education and Culture.
  • 2012 – 2013 Active Citizenship and Social Housing
    Cooperation with University of Oulu. Coordinator University of Udine (Italy). Erasmus funding.

  • 2011 - 2013 Learning village -project 2011-2013                                                                                                                                         Managed by Kulttuurivoimala, other participants: ABF Sweden, Muhu InSEA NGO Estonia. Financed by Nordplus.

  • 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.

  • 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 the Ministry of Education and Culture.

  • 2008 – 2012 Customership –project, Kemi and Oulu
    The i
    dea 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 the employment policy project support.

  • 2004 – 2007 Work as art, Kemi
    The idea was to see work as art; looking at its value and meaning from the worker’s perspective. Funded by employment policy project support, 2004 – 2007.

  • 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 informed tourists about life in the area over the centuries. The result was a video into which various inserts of the activities of private tourism groups could be embedded. This provided companies the opportunity to offer their customers a personalized video tour in the area, in which the customers themselves could become a part of.

  • 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 outcomes were exhibited at the Culture Power Station building. Funded by the Ministry of Education and Culture.

  • 2004 Trans Barents Highway Symposium of Art 2004
    Sand Castles in Mansikkanokka Park. The idea was to use sand as art material and have a performance related to the work by a Swedish-Finnish public high school student. Arranged by University of Lapland Faculty of Art and Design and carried out by Culture Power Station at the local level.

  • 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. Among other things the event also hosted a music workshop by supervisor Daniel Fox from Welfare State International, England.

 

  • 2003 Trans Barents High Way Symposium of Art 2003
    Environment tour in Russia, Norway, Sweden and Finland arranged by the 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.

  • 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 the Finnish National Agency for Education.

  • 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.

  • 2001 My Age –youngsters’ international art camp in Kemi
    Participants were from Slovakia, Belgium, Estonia and Finland. The youngsters, 40 participants, aged 17 – 26, made a video of their own group and sent it in advance to all other groups. In this way they could familiarize themselves with one another before they met face to face in Kemi. The camp was financed by CIMO.

  • 2000 Feasibility study regarding Kulttuurivoimala building in Kemi
    Feasibility study made by Kari Lunnas with the support of city of Kemi. The outcome of the study was establishing Kulttuurivoimala – Culture Power Station ry in December 11, 2000.

 

 

Other smaller projects:

- Podcast Basics video course, 2020.

- Let's Play Internet sound art workshop, 2020.

- Theater improvisation course, 2020.

- Silo Day –event 2018-2019. Video 2018

- Melting hearts, in cooperation with Ikitalvi ry and Lumo Lights Festival Oulu 2019.

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

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

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

- Art bench DIY at Veturitalli roundhouse 2017. Video

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

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

- 2014 and 2015, Pulurock, Culture Silo. Among others Mikael Gabriel took stage as a performer. Organized by young people of Meri-Toppila with the help of the city of Oulu NERO-funding.