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Children´s Culture Forum 2021

November 16th, 2021 Children´s Culture Forum 2021

The annual Children’s Culture Forum provides a venue for the latest cultural policy debate and is a great networking opportunity for children’s culture professionals. 

The theme of the Children’s Culture Forum is environmentally friendly children’s culture and art education. The topic of discussion is e.g. addressing the environmental and climate anxiety of children and young people through the arts and the sustainable development of children’s culture. The program is available in both Finnish and English.

National event is held mainly in Finnish but the first day of the forum will be streamed on-line. English session is held at 13.30-16.30 Finnish time.

English session, November 16th (14.00-17.00 Finnish time)

Place: Puusepän sali, Lahti Sibelius Hall, Finland
Also available as a webinar

14.00–14.15
Children’s Culture and Arts Education in Finland,
Executive Director Aleksi Valta, Association of Finnish Children’s Cultural Centers

14.15–14.30
Sustainable children’s culture manual

Sustainable development work group, Professionals from Finnish Children’s Cultural Centres

14.30–15.00
Best Practices in Sustainable Children’s Culture

Example 1: “Art-filled Journeys into the Future – Methods to Future Education for 
Children”

Marjut Maristo, Art Educator, Annantalo Arts Centre

Example 2: “Blue as a Cornflower – Non Toxic Art with Babies”
Sanna Paunen-Kyynäräinen, Adviser of Early Childhood Art Activities, 
Pori Centre for Children´s Culture Kruunupää
Annina Jansson, Mentor and Network Project Planner of Colour Workshop 
for Babies, Pori Centre for Children´s Culture Kruunupää

Commentary: Art and culture in schools and kindergarten operators from Sweden

15.00–15.15
Art testers campaign for Finnish 8th graders

Program manager Joonas Keskinen, Association of Finnish Children’s Cultural Centers

15.15–15.30
Children’s Cultural Center Efekti’s (Lahti & Päijät-Häme) operations for schools and kindergarten
,
Director of Cultural Affairs Matti Karhos, Cultural Manager Henna Keihäs and Cultural Pedagog Susanna Koponen

15.30–16.00 Discussion and coffee

16.00–16.40
Youth Learning Through Arts project – Environmental arts method in youth environmental work

Coordinator Ninni Pehkonen, Association of Finnish Children’s Cultural Centers
Organization Manager Sami Säynervirta, Finnish Nature League
Trainers, Art Centre for Children and Young People  / Nuori Taide (Young Visual Art)

Commentary: June M. Breivik, Head of department,
Den kulturelle skolesekken, Kulturtanken | Arts for Young Audiences Norway

16.40-17.00
Closing commentary and presentation of the Nordic network for art and culture in school and kindergarden

Hanna Koskimies, Ministry of Education and Culture, Senior Ministerial Adviser
Mia Nadia Lippert, The Agency for Culture and Palaces, Denmark, Adviser

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