Kehä-festivaali

Karoliina Loimaala: Kukkakylpy
Photo: Anniina Kettunen

kehä-festival 2024 will be held 1.-2.11.
at kulttuuritalo valve in oulu!

Early bird offer

You can now buy an Early bird -ticket to the Kehä Festival!
Book your spot here!

Photo from the work Keumbyul Lim / Tevya Bombieri-Morales: The Blind Sight

Check out the works on the Kehä and buy yourself a cheap Early bird ticket for 10 €/15 €! The campaign is valid active through 17.6.-27.6.2024.

Book your spot here!

You can take look at the schedule by clicking this link.

Kehä-festivaL

A multidisciplinary art festival for two

Kauri Sorvari: Tekaistuja rakkauslauluja
Photo: Anniina Kettunen

Kehä is an annual festival, where all the works are produced for one experiencer at a time. The works take in viewers in care institutions and at an open event at the Culture House Valve in Oulu. Sharing experiences between artists is an integral part of the festival. We invite artists from all over Finland who work on the basis of bitalerality, social and health workers who believe in the possibilities of art, and all those interested to join us in our shared circle – Kehä.

Kulttuuriosuuskunta ILME has been organising Kehä since 2015. In most years, Kehä-Festival has had a theme that challenges us to explore bilaterality from a certain angle. The 2024 edition of the Kehä-Festival will be the ninth in a row.

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Early Bird -campaign

You can now buy Early bird -ticket to the Kehä Festival! Check out the works on the Kehä and buy yourself a cheap Early bird ticket for 10€/15€! The campaign is valid from 17.6-27.6.2024. Book your spot here! You can take look at the schedule by clicking this link. The Kehä festival is open to the public and will be held … Read more

The artist selections for the One-to-One Art project have been made

The artist selections for the One-to-One Art project have been made. The selections have been made in cooperation with the Portuguese Companhia de Teatro Gato Escaldado, the Croatian Kuća Klajn / House of Klajn. This year, the Kehä festival program (October 30–November 2, 2024) consists of artists, some of whom also perform at the One-to-One … Read more

The selections for the Kehä festival have been made!

The selections for the Kehä festival have been made! Works from eight different countries have been selected for the 2024 Kehä repertoire: Dmytro Grynov: (Dis)connect (UA/DE) Eva Holts: Dia end (UA) Lena Giuliano: Things to do after you die (BR) Carla Gomes: Cabine (PT) Keumbyul Lim / Tevya Bombieri-Morales: The Blind Sight (DE) Mammu Rauhala: … Read more

The selections of the artworks for one-to-one art festivals are still in progress

We have received almost 300 applications whose level and quality surprised us. We want to create well-thought-out programs for the Kehä Festival and the One-to-One Art Festival in Lisbon, as well as think carefully about the artists we choose for the residency to Klanjec. The task is not easy, but it is all the more … Read more

Application period has closed

Open Call for the One-to-One Art projects and Kehä festival has ended. We received almoust 300 applications. Thank you to all applicants. We will announce the selections on April 15, 2024. Follow us on social:@kehafestivaali #onetooneart #creativeeurope Article photo:Photo: Concerto for hands by Antti Tolvi Photograph Anniina Kettunen

Kehä-festival is becoming international

In 2024 and 2025, the Kehä Festival will be organised as part of the One-to-One Art project, which has been awarded Creative Europe funding for the period 1.11.2023 – 30.4.2026. The City of Oulu will also support the project. ILME’s partners in the project are the theatre group Gato Escaldado from Lisbon, Portugal, and the … Read more
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Artist application open 1.2.-10.3.2024

We invite you to bring your one-to-one work to our festivals. Bilingual art means works that are created by one artist for one person at a time. Works from all artistic disciplines are welcome. Artists with special needs can also apply. You can propose your work for the Kehä Festival in Oulu, Finland (30 October-2 … Read more