THE ASSOCIATION OF FINNISH CHILDREN'S CULTURAL CENTERS — 33 Finnish Children’s Cultural Centres stronger together!
The Association of Finnish Children's Cultural Centers works toward advancing the operations of professional cultural centres for children and teenagers in Finland; promotes 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.
Staff members: 0-5
Expertise: Children (0-12 years old) and young people (13-30 years old) — and more specifically: cultural education plans and children's cultural rights
Target groups: Children — Young people / students — Families — Policy-makers — Cultural workers from cultural centres and other cultural organisations — Artists / independent cultural workers — Experts of culture or other specialties
Areas of work: Art education & other educational activities — Coordination of a network — Networking / cooperation Advocacy / Policy
Fields of work: They support all forms of children's culture and arts.
Topics of work: Fighting discrimination / stereotypes, inclusion, social cohesion & community development — Children & young people — Participation / audience engagement — Impact of cultural activities Sustainability
EU/International cooperation: Member of the ENO-network (European Network of Observatories in the Field of Culture and Arts Education) — Organisator of the International Children’s Culture Forum — Initiator of the Nordic-Baltic Network
Priorities for the network: Advocacy — Projects — Capacity building & trainings