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Culture bringing joy and inspiration to everyday life

The City of Jyväskylä’s Cultural Services creates opportunities to experience culture by organizing various events as well by encouraging citizens of Jyväskylä to enjoy culture independently. Older people as well as children are important target groups: Culture Shed and Children’s Festival create experiences of joy to kindergartens, schools and families, whereas the Art Pharmacy sees to the needs of older people by providing regular dosages of art in various forms to care facilities and nursing homes. Annually provided grant support creates opportunities for cultural activity, which encourages people to take part in communal activity improving well-being as well as enriching the city’s cultural offerings. Additionally, a voluntary culture coach is available for those who wish to familiarize themselves with the shows and cultural attractions in more detail.

Photo: Janne Pussinen


Events

Lounaispuisto Summer 2017

Lounaispuisto Summer is an event ensemble containing live music concerts, dance events (Puistotanssit), sing-along events (Lounalaulut) and much more! All the events take place in Lounaispuisto, Jyväskylä. There will be happenings from May to August, so take your friend with you and come to enjoy Lounaispuisto Summers versatile performances! Free entry.

Upcoming Lounaispuisto Summer events:

8.8. 18pm. Lounalaulut: Sing-along event with Energia band
10.8. 19pm. The Air Force Band and Arja Koriseva concert
11.8. 20pm. Seminaarimäen mieslaulajat in concert
11.8. 22pm. Movie Picnic: Punk movie called "Jyväskylän meininki"
18 – 19.8. Lounaispuisto Festival CANCELLED!
22.8. 18pm. Lounalaulut: Sing-along event with Energia band

More information

Welcome!


Children and families

Children’s Festival in Jyväskylä
Children’s Festival offers events for children and families across Jyväskylä in September-December. Events include concerts, theatre and dance shows, film screenings, fairy tale sessions and workshops. See more.

Children’s and youth’s community centre Culture Shed
Culture Shed operating in Jyväskylä, Muurame, Hankasalmi, Toivakka, Uurainen, Laukaa, Petäjävesi, Keuruu and Multia is a community centre aimed at children and adolescents. Workshops are generally directed straight to daycare and schools. The children and the youth have a chance to learn about different art forms and of course try them out in practice. See more.


The elderly and volunteering

Art and Culture Companions
Art and Culture Companions are available to accompany you or a small group incase you have never visited a museum or if you have doubts about a symphony concert or other attractions to help you out. Volunteer Art and Culture Companions encourage people with special needs and promote acces-sibility for everyone in art experiences and you`ll have free entry to museums or a discount to other selected attractions. See more.

Art Pharmacy
Shows presented at the Art Pharmacy include music, dance, drama, poetry and visual art performances specifically aimed at the elderly. Activities at the Art Pharmacy are free of charge and accessible for everyone. All the venues have unobstructed access. The Art Pharmacy’s leaflet is published twice a year, in January and in August. It is available in libraries, culture attractions, care facilities, service points and service centres. See more.


Grants

Grants for cultural activities
Grant support creates preconditions for providing cultural offerings as well as opportunities to go in for arts and culture. Applicant’s place of residence has to be in Jyväskylä.

Operating subsidies

  • funds are granted for registered cultural and arts organisations and accosiations (based in Jyväskylä)
  • for an established year-round activity
  • the application period is once a year in January
  • obligatory attachments include the action plan and the budget of the present year and the annual report and financial statements (the financial result and the balance sheet of the organisation and a copy of the signed auditor’s report) of the previous year

Grants for specific aims and projects

  • funds are granted for registered cultural associations, working groups and individuals
  • for cultural events, activities and projects
  • the application period is in January and potentially in August

Grants for civic and voluntary activities
Grant support provides preconditions for self-motivated participation in activities, which promote a sense of community and increase voluntary work. Applicant’s place of residence has to be in Jyväskylä.

Operating subsidies

  • funds are granted for registered accosiations of civic, resident and multicultural activities (based in Jyväskylä)
  • for an established year-round activity
  • the application period is once a year in January
  • obligatory attachments include the action plan and the budget of the present year and the annual report and financial statements (the financial result and the balance sheet of the organisation and a copy of the signed auditor’s report) of the previous year

Grants for specific aims and projects

  • funds are granted for registered associations of civic activity and other community service providers
  • for civic and resident activities and events as well as multicultural operations and projects
  • the application period is in January and potentially in August

Grant application
Grants can be applied online at www.jyvaskyla.fi/avustukset
Further information: Jyväskylä-neuvonta (Kauppakeskus Forum, Asemakatu 7), p. 014 266 0112, jklneuvonta(at)jkl.fi