ANNOUNCEMENT 12th August 2021

There have been three new coronavirus infections confirmed among the staff of Festival Norpas. The total amount of infections is four.

The most likely window of exposure is during Sunday’s outdoor performances and during the deconstruction of the festival. The infected individuals have not been to indoor performances on Sunday. Additionally – as informed earlier – you may have been exposed to the virus on Saturday’s performances indoors and at the outdoor stage.


We have been in contact with the Kemiönsaari officials of infectious diseases and abided by the event guidelines set by the Ministry of Education and Culture as well as the Institute of Health and Welfare.


We ask every attendee of the event to monitor their health, and in case of potential symptoms, to check in to local healthcare with a low treshold. If you have taken part in the deconstruction of the festival or been in close contact with the staff, we recommend a voluntary 10 day quarantine beginning from the time of exposure until August 18. Please inform us at should you test positive for Covid-19.


The situation is being closely followed and information will be updated to officials and this site.


We hope you remain healthy!

Festival Norpas is a multi-arts event

which takes place annually in August

in the historical ironworks village of

Taalintehdas on Kimito Island.

The festival showcases

high-quality, non-commercial art and culture  and arranges and runs

a multitude of arts workshops.

Norpas Artist Residency

is situated in the loft

of an old workers’ barracks

from the late 18th century

and is intended for use by artists for working periods lasting

from one week to one month.

Joaquin Jara asentaa teostaan Dammniin, 2017. Kuva Heidi Kouvo

Artpark is a collection of public and environmental works of art which is being developed gradually in Taalintehdas and the area surrounding the village.

Norpas will grow the collection by at least one work per year and the production of public art is one of the principal objectives of the Artist Residence.

Tuomas Korkela: Yhdessäolemme ryhmä, Taalintehdas 2018. Kuva Ville Laitinen

Norpas ry is active in multiple international networks to support cultural exchange among artists, producers and cultural collaboratives.


The purpose of the cooperation

is to ensure the movement of high-quality performing arts and exhibitions

and to help cultivate and enhance relationships and connections

within the network.

BlackSkyWhite Norpas 2018. Kuva Pekka Turunen


Norpas also works with art production locally

and creates connections between artists and cultural organisations working in different disciplines and fields.


Alongside promoting  artistic and multi-cultural collaboration the aim of the productions is to

actively participate in societal discussion

and to take a principled stance on matters relating to

the local environment and community.  

The Forest Project 2017. Kuva Heidi Kouvo