Every year, CSO's and other organisations participate in producing programme to the festival. Join us by inviting international speakers, hosting a topical discussion or film or by producing an exhibition, a concert or programme for children.
The programme submission for 2020 is now open.
The next festival is held 23 and 24 May 2020 in Kaisaniemi Park and on the Railway Square in Helsinki. The theme of the 2020 programme is the Future. We hope for proposals relating to development and global justice, that inspire people to act for a just world. Decisions will also favour the festival’s annual themes and the topicality of the suggestion.
Factual programme cooperation
Are you familiar with an inspirational speaker or would you like to raise awareness of a global theme? Parties interested in factual programme cooperation may propose speeches, discussions, interviews or panels until 30 November through the factual programme proposal form.
The festival provides selected factual programme producers with technical equipment and premises, compiles communication materials for the event and gives support in the content production. A warm meal is also offered for speakers on the day of their performance. The programme producers also gain visibility in the communications of the event.
Factual programme producers are responsible for the content, participants and practical matters related to the programme, as well as for organising interpreting if necessary. The producers are usually also responsible for the expenses such as performers' fees, travel and accommodation costs etc. However, the festival partakes in the traveling and accommodation costs of a few international speakers.
The selected factual programme producers will be contacted by 15 January 2020.
Films and documentaries
The festival programme includes topical films and documentaries about global themes along with related discussions and interviews. You may propose films until 17 January trough our programme proposal form. The selections are made by 7 February 2020.
Culture programme cooperation
Culture programme producers can produce children’s programme, exhibitions and workshops.
The culture programme producer participates in negotiations with the artist or opens the negotiations between the artist and the festival. The producer is primarily responsible for the expenses of the programme, including the artists’ fees, travel and accommodation. In some cases, the festival may also share some of the expenses with the producer.
A culture programme producer benefits from the use of the festival’s comprehensive communications channels, through which the programme and programme-producing parties are promoted.
Programme proposals may be submitted until 17 January 2020 (the deadline for concert proposals is 30 November 2019). Please note that we do not respond to inquiries related to the programme selection. The selections are made by 7 February 2020.
Would you like to propose your band to the festival lineup? Or would you like to organize a concert as part of a campaign? You may propose concerts until 30 November. The selections are made by 7 February 2020 Unfortunately, we do not respond to inquiries related to the selection process of the programme.