Artistic residencies for local development in rural areas
The KulttuuriKauppila Art Centre is an integrated project led by three local artists (Helena Kaikkonen, Sanna Koivisto and Antti Ylönen), in collaboration and cooperation with the municipality. The origin of the project is an artistic initiative and results in a three-phase EU project (Interreg IIIC). The educational activities are financed by a 2012-14 project under the European Regional Development Funds. The initiative also presents a comprehensive approach to the artistic process, ranging from education and training to creation to diffusion and building audiences.