Member of IN SITU since 2019
ANTI began life in 2002. Since then they have produce 17 editions of ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival and have established a year-round programme of artist residencies and cultural projects and events. In 2014 they established the ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art, one Finland’s richest cultural prizes.
Held annually in Kuopio, Finland, the city hosts the festival, projects by artists from around the world inhabit the spaces of public life – homes, shops, city squares, business, forests, lakes – and directly engage communities and audiences in the making and showing of their work. The festival is free to attend.
They have presented and commissioned some of the world’s most exciting artists from USA, Australia, Mexico, Japan and Europe along with leading artists from Finland, Sweden, Norway and Iceland. They are proud to support an ever-growing generation of emerging artists, often presenting artists internationally for the first time.
Artistic Director - Senior Manager: Johanna Tuukkanen
ANTI Festival Manager: Elisa Itkonen