Art For All Festival - INVITATION, reflects on our understanding of home, the social and personal spaces, and the interactions within the spaces we live in. From 25 to 27 August 2023 in Kalasatama!

Welcome to the Art For All Festival!

The art festival takes over the Kalasatama neighborhood in Helsinki, filling the everyday environments with art. The event presents emerging artists from different disciplines. The Art For All community aims for better cross-artistic cooperation and a community where everyone is welcome. The festival brings art to unusual places and for all audiences to enjoy.

Previous Art For All festivals have taken place at the Malmi airport (2021) and Kaisaniemi Botanical Garden (2022). This year we are inviting you to the residential buildings of Kalasatama. The Festival is open to audiences 25.-27.8.2023.

Festival’s theme Invitation reflects on the meaning of home and the social interactions related to everyday environments. The theme contains thoughts about the role and importance of home as a shelter, a constructed or selected space, as well as its different manifestations. The theme includes thoughts about homelessness, social challenges and safe spaces that communities create for themselves.

The festival is preceded by a week-long “neighborhood residency” where the artists build up their work in a cross-artistic environment and interact with the local residents. During the residency the artists will discuss the themes with researchers from various fields as well as with veteran artists from the Artist House Ars Longa.

This year’s festival is a mix between an open doors day, a block party and an intimate gathering among neighbors and strangers. The event is organized in collaboration with HEKA Oy, Setlementtiasunnot, NAL-asunnot and the Artist House Ars Longa. The festival has been planned together with the local residents who are opening their semi-private everyday environments for visitors to experience.

Programme to be published soon


The supporting ticket sales for the festival are now open! Visitors can support us by buying a voluntary ticket to the festival:

Pay what you want

20e ticket: invited guest at festival opening and a surprise gift at the festival venue

100e ticket: invitation to festival opening, surprise gift, name on the website and venue

You can buy a supporting ticket to the festival by sending the sum of your choosing on:

Mobilepay: +358415731857
Buy ticket online in Eventbrite

If you prefere a banktransfer please fill this form to receive the invitation to the festival opening and remember to add the following message to your transaction:

Recepient: Art For All ry
Account: FI59 1544 3000 2448 43
Message: Supporting ticket, your name / name of your organisation

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Art for All is committed to safer space guidelines.

The festival will follow the principles of a safe work environment.


Art for All ry supports artists and art workers at the beginning of their career and offers a network of peer collaboration. With this mission in mind, the AFA Festival is a platform offering students and emerging talent across Finland visibility and an opportunity to grow. The Festival team puts into practice their knowledge and creativity as artists, technicians, communicators, photographers, curators, project managers, to bring the Festival to life.

Art For All ry was started by students and alumni from the University of the Arts and Aalto University. The first edition of the AFA Festival took place at Malmi Airport Hangar in August 2021 and the second on in Kaisaniemi Botanical gardens 2022.


The event is open to all audiences and participants without costs.

Feel free to contact us via email if you have any questions: