COVID-19 UNDER FESTIVAL NORPAS
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 email@example.com 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