Concluding seminar of the Project Opening (Avaus) September 14th, 2020 in Helsinki

Concluding seminar of the Project Opening (Avaus) September 14th, 2020 in Helsinki

Picture: Alexandra Burda.

Concluding seminar of the Project Opening (Avaus) September 14th, 2020 in Helsinki



Globe Art Point together with the Culture for All service is organising the final seminar of the Avaus project at Ateneum in Helsinki on 14 September 2020. The aim of the project was to create models that support the possibilities of arts and culture professionals with migrant backgrounds to become employed by Finnish arts and culture institutions and thus enable their better inclusion into Finnish society.

A warm welcome to our seminar!

Venue: Ateneum Hall, Ateneum Art Museum, Kaivokatu 2, Helsinki. Note. You can also participate in the event remotely.

Access to the Ateneum Hall is through the main door of Ateneum from Kaivokatu. The main door is not accessible. The barrier-free entrance is on the Ateneuminkuja side.

Time: 13:00-16:00 The door will open at 12:45.

There is no entrance fee for the event, but it requires pre-registration.


The Ateneum Hall is barrier-free and has an induction loop. Unobstructed entrance from Ateneuminkuja. There will be a written interpretation (in English). The language of the event is English.


You must register for the event in advance. Register with this online form. Due to the Corona situation, we can allow max of 60 people on site. The last day to register is 10.9. 2020.

Note. Remote participants must also register beforehand. We will send a Zoom link via email.

Safer space rules and ethical guidelines

  • Our event is a discrimination-free and harassment-free zone.
  • Respect and listen to others.
  • Don’t make assumptions about other people – everyone has the right for their individual sovereignty.
  • Try to be aware of your own assumptions, talk only about your own experience and not on behalf of others.
  • Dare to ask – there are no right or wrong questions.
  • Guide each other, discuss and be open to new perspectives.
  • Use comprehensible and common language.
  • Try to create a positive atmosphere and take care of people around you.
  • If you disagree with someone, try to raise the matter in a constructive and peaceful manner.
  • If the situation feels uncomfortable, please raise the issue, for example, by informing the organisers.


13.00 Welcome words from Globe Art Point and Culture for All and the ethical principles of the event

13.05 Welcome on behalf of the Ateneum Art Museum, Marja Sakari, Museum Director

13.10 Ateneum presents the Project Kaikuu – Echo – learning Finnish with the Ateneum. Mariia Niskavaara, Project Coordinator

13.20 The status of foreign-born arts and culture professionals in Finland – Key findings of Cupore’s research. Emmi Lahtinen, Cupore

13.40 The role of research and how and who should take observations forward. Marjo Mäenpää, Cupore’s director

13.45 Short break, drinks and snacks available

14.05 Kemê Pellicer from Globe Art Point comments on Cupore’s report

14.15 Discussion and audience questions, moderated by Sepideh Rahaa. 

Discussion panel:

  • Ceyda Berk-Söderblom, Chairperson of the Board, Globe Art Point
  • Minna Karvonen, Director of Division for Art and Cultural Heritage, Department of Culture and Art Policy, Ministry of Education and Culture
  • Tommi Laitio, Director of the City of Helsinki’s Culture and Leisure Division
  • Paula Tuovinen, Director of the Art Promotion Center (Taike)

15.50 What’s next? Closing remarks from Culture for All and Globe Art Point

16.00 The event ends

Please note

Changes are possible. We will monitor the development of the coronavirus epidemic and publish any changes to the program later here.


Please send us your feedback on the seminar: Feedback form (Google forms). The form is open until September 30th.

More information

Mira Haataja, Executive Director, Culture for All service. Tel. 040 213 6339,

Jaana Simula, Managing Director, Globe Art Point association. Tel. 040 545 5859,


Read more about the Project Avaus (Opening).

Opening Diversity Information Pack (PDF)

Information on diversity agents and a brochure.

Cupore Research Opening. The status of foreign-born arts and culture professionals in Finland.

Read more about Ateneum’s Echo project.


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