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
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.
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.