Concluding seminar of the Project Opening/Avaus 14.9. (Helsinki)



Culture for All service, together with the Globe Art Point (G.A.P) ry, is organizing the final seminar of the Project Avaus – Opening at Ateneum Art Museum 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.

Warm welcome to the seminar!

Location: Ateneum Hall, Ateneum Art Museum, Kaivokatu 2, Helsinki. Note.
You can participate remotely via Zoom.
Please enter via the main door of Ateneum (from Kaivokatu). The main door does not have a step-free access. The accessible entrance with a lift is located in the Ateneuminkuja side of the museum.

Time: 13.00-16.00.

Seminar is free of charge and open for everyone by enrollment.


Ateneum Hall is accessible and there is an induction loop. The accessible entrance with a lift is located n the Ateneuminkuja side of the museum. The event will have speech-to-text interpretation in English. The language of the event is English.


Link to the registration. Deadline for registration: 10th September.
We can take max. 35 participants to the Ateneum Hall (+ organisers and speakers). Please note: every participant must register. We send the Zoom link via email.

Event is descrimination-free zone.  Ethical guidelines of the event is coming here later.


13.00 Welcome on behalf of Globe Art Point and Culture for All. The ethical guidelines of the event.
13.05 Welcome on behalf of Ateneum Art Museum
13.10 Ateneum presents the Project Kaikuu – Echo – learning Finnish with the Ateneum
13.20 The status of foreign-born arts and culture professionals in Finland – Key findings of Cupore’s research by Emmi Lahtinen, Cupore.
13.40 The role of the research and how and by whom these findings should be taken into action. Marjo Mäenpää, director of Cupore.

13.45 Short break – something to drink and snack.

14.05 A commentary by Globe Art Point on the Cupore´s report by Kemê Pellicer
14.15 Discussion and Questions and Answers, moderated by Sepideh Rahaa

Panelists: e.g. Paula Tuovinen, Director of Art Promotion Centre (Taike) and Tommi Laitio, Executive Director of culture and leisure sector, City of Helsinki and Ceyda Berk-Söderblom, chairperson, Globe Art Point ry.
It is also possible to present questions online.
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 follow the development of the coronavirus epidemic, and publish possible changes in the program here later.

For more information:


Read more about the Project Avaus – Opening.

Cupore´s research Opening. The status of foreign-born arts and culture professionals in Finland.

Avaus Diversity Information Pack (PDF)

Avaus Diversity Information Pack (accessible DOCX)

Information about diversity agents

Read more about Ateneum´s project Echo


Culture for all
Globe Art Point