Welcome to a shared Kehä!

Karoliina Loimaala: Kukkakylpy
Photo: Anniina Kettunen


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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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

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