Hello Friends,

We are sorry to tell, that we are not able to arrange the Norpas 2020. But hope to see you next year!




NEXT  NORPAS  AT  4.-8.8.2021!

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.

The Forest Project 2017. Kuva Heidi Kouvo

The Norpas Artist Residence

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 has been organising

arts and cultural exchanges

between Finland and Russia

since 2017 with the support of the

Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture.


The purpose of the exchanges

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

between Finland and Russia and to help cultivate and enhance relationships and connections between participants.

BlackSkyWhite Norpas 2018. Kuva Pekka Turunen


Norpas also works with art production

and creates connections between artists

working in different disciplines and fields.

Alongside promoting

artistic and multi-cultural collaboration

the aim of the production work is to

actively participate in societal discussion

and to take a principled stance on matters relating to

the local environment and community.  


Festival Norpas 7.-9.8.2020

12   /  05   /   2020

Festival Norpas is currently rescheduled for the 7th to the 9th of August. A further update will follow at the beginning of June. 


Norpas 2020 will showcase a set of different realities, viewed through the prism of the various performances and exhibitions. Audio visual landscapes beyond our ordinary experience and understanding will be illuminated in space and time through entirely different perspectives.

Autumn in the Artist 


12  /   05   /   2020

The Norpas Artist Residence has been closed over the spring as a result of the wider global situation.

We’re now accepting applications for the autumn residency which will begin on the 19th of October. The residency is directly related to the Norpas Artpark project which will add to the amount of art and artworks available to the public in Taalintehdas.

During the residency period works of art will be installed in the nature surrounding the village.

Norpas ry

Masuunintie 5

25900 Taalintehdas


Y-tunnus: 2518908-1

Tel: +358407700065

Suggestions for the programme and events: ohjelma(at)festivalnorpas.fi

We welcome suggestions but unfortunately we are unable to respond to all applicants.

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