Festival Norpas is an internationally flavored, cross-artistic festival organised at the Taalintehdas ironworks village of Kemiönsaari. Its ninth annual edition will be held on 4–8 August, 2021.
In 2021 we will take steps toward different realities, abundant with the diversity of life prevalent in arts, society and nature. We will navigate to where reasonable departs from the unreasonable, where lively culture makes distance to the anxieties of consumerism. In the campfire of arts the tinder will light, shine, warm and illuminate – welcome to the glow!
Animation: Tuuli and Ilmari Turunen, 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
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.