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Suomen Lastenkulttuurikeskusten Liitto Ry

Association of Finnish Children's Cultural Centres

Tampere, Finland

The Association of Finnish Children's Cultural Centers works toward advancing the operations of professional cultural centres for children and teenagers in Finland, and promoting competences in the field of children’s culture as well as its visibility nationwide. Besides, it coordinates Finland's biggest arts campaign aimed at youth, Taidetestaajat (Art testers). Together with CERADA (Centre for Educational Research and Academic Development in the Arts), the Association also founded the Finnish Observatory of Arts Education in Finland in 2017. The Association has expertise in networking, cultural education plans, implementing children's cultural rights, enhancing inclusion in arts and cultural education, policy and advocacy operations. Its values are quality, equality, child-orientation and art. The Association is bilingual and operates in Finnish and Swedish.

Number of cultural centers represented : 33


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  • Art education and/or other educational activities
  • Networking
  • Advocacy/policy-related work

Artistic disciplines

  • Music
  • Theatre
  • Circus art/clowning
  • Puppetry
  • Dance
  • Opera
  • Street art
  • Amateur arts
  • Development of alternative art practices
  • Painting/drawing
  • Photography
  • Digital arts
  • Sculpture
  • Film and video art
  • Fashion design
  • Graphic design
  • Crafts
  • Creative writing
  • Publishing
  • Translation
  • Architecture

Topics covered

  • Participation and audience engagement
  • Tangible cultural heritage
  • Intangible cultural heritage