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A building planned to be demolished turns into a culture space overflowing with art in the heart of Tampere

7.3.2024 The hugely popular demolition art house Pinni47 was piloted last summer in the center of Tampere, and it attracted over 20 000 visitors in two months. For the coming summer, the City of Tampere and the regional development project Operation Pirkanmaa held an open call for a new demolition art project to be organized in Ratinanranta. Upeart, a company specializing in impressive public art productions, was chosen as the operator for Voimakatu 11.

Missing characters! – A digital escape game in the footsteps of authors and illustrators from Pirkanmaa

3.1.2024 The implementation of the National Literacy Strategy is increasingly important. Diverse literacy skills increase understanding and active participation in society. Operation Pirkanmaa is a partner in a number of projects that promote literacy skills among children and young people. The Finnish Book Institute's digital game on the literature of the Pirkanmaa region also contributes to strengthening multiliteracy skills.

Stereo:ID's free series of light events during the winter season

20.10.2023 Stereo:ID is organising a free series of light events as part of Operation Pirkanmaa during the winter season. During the autumn holiday week 19-24 October 2023, the media and light-art event Projio will be held for the fourth time in the Finlayson area. The cooperation also includes the light art work Circle, which will tour Tampere, Valkeakoski and Ylöjärvi.

The Museum Centre Vapriikki released a website about the Finnish Civil War

11.9.2023 The decisive battles of the Finnish Civil War took place in Tampere in the spring of 1918. For 15 years, visitors could explore the war and these battles in a popular exhibition at the Museum Centre Vapriikki. The exhibition has now closed, but the topic continues as a web page. Innovative virtual content provides historical information in an immersive manner.

Operation Pirkanmaa organizes an international seminar in Estonia with Tartu 2024 - The focus is on the role of culture in regional development

4.9.2023 On 7th of September, the international culture forum Kultuurikompass brings together experts of creative fields from all over Europe to Valga to discuss how cultural cooperation supports regional development. On Friday, 8th of September the participants will discuss the legacy of the European Capital of Culture (ECoC) processes in the city of Tartu, which will celebrate the title in 2024. Tartu and Tampere are also twin cities since 1992.

Cross-border cooperation will be the theme of Operation Pirkanmaa’s open call for project proposals – a total of 100,000 euros at maximum will be distributed to the Region’s cultural operators

5.5.2023 Operation Pirkanmaa, the regional development project in the field of culture, is launching an open call for proposals with the theme of cross-border cooperation. In 2023, cultural projects in the Pirkanmaa Region will be granted funds totalling 100,000 euros at maximum. The call for proposals is now open and will close on 4 June.

The third round of applications for the Meanwhile Use Scheme: in addition to locations in Tampere, new premises available from the City of Nokia as well.

24.4.2023 The third round of applications is now open for the Meanwhile Use Scheme. The experts of the cultural services and city real estate management have again selected vacant spaces suitable for cultural use. This time, cultural operators can apply for two sites in Nokia in addition to the four temporarily vacant spaces in Tampere. Selected applicants will be able to use the nominated space rent-free for a fixed period of time.