Join us for a series of engaging dialogues centred around art, culture, the role of artists in today’s society, and the experiences of BIPOC and foreign artists living and working in Finland!

Cultural Dialogues are moderated discussions between artists, cultural workers and other creatives who would like to share their experience from their professional life and who want to connect with like minded people through conversations. These conversations aim to foster a deeper understanding of the professional artistic community and the unique challenges faced by artists from diverse backgrounds.

Host and Purpose

Cultural Dialogues have been initiated by the Arts Promotion Centre Finland (TAIKE) and organised in collaboration with Globe Art Point (G.A.P). The insights and topics discussed during these events will serve as valuable input for Taike and G.A.P in developing programmes that support diversity and accessibility within the cultural and artistic landscape in Finland. All material is collected anonymously. 


The dialogues will be conducted in English to ensure accessibility to a wide range of participants.

Dates and Location

Mark your calendars for the following dates and times:

  • October 4th, 2023 at 17:00
  • November 1st, 2023 at 17:00
  • November 29th, 2023 at 17:00

All sessions will run from 17:00 to 20:00 at the Globe Art Point premises, located at Malminkatu 5, 00100, Helsinki. (Please refer to the accessibility information on our website)

Suggested Discussion Questions

  • What is the modern-day mission of an artist, and how does their work impact society?
  • How do migration and contemporary government policies influence the work and artistic perspectives of artists, curators, and art researchers?
  • Are distinctions between “local/national” and “international/world” art meaningful, and if so, what are the differences?
  • Does a contemporary artist possess a national identity, or can we consider them nomadic? Does one’s identity limit their artistic expression?
  • In a rapidly changing world, what skills and abilities are most in demand for artists


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Guiding Principles

These dialogues are founded on principles of open and respectful discussion. Participants are encouraged to share their personal perspectives without judgement or pressure to reach a consensus. Each participant’s viewpoint is valued, and the goal is mutual understanding.

Rules of Engagement

To facilitate productive conversations, we follow the constructive dialogue rules developed by Timeout method “Erätauko”:

1. Listen to the others, do not interrupt or start additional discussions.
2. Relate what you say to what the others have said and use everyday language.
3. Talk about your own experience. It is important for us!
4. Raise your hand when you want to speak up. Ask questions if you want to know more about other participants’ experiences.
5. Be present and respect the others and the confidentiality of the discussion. Each participant’s feelings are individual. Together we make sure that all participants feel safe.
6. Find and bring together. Don’t be afraid to express unfinished or unclear thoughts, they may be picked up by others. Don’t be afraid to share what you have not yet found an explanation for.

About The Arts Promotion Centre Finland (Taike): Taike is an expert and service agency for promoting the arts under the Ministry of Education and Culture. Taike’s mission is to promote the arts on both the national and international levels, as well as to promote aspects of culture that are not covered by any other official body.

Instagram: @taikegram

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