CulturaFest is a festival of contemporary culture and a creative laboratory hosted by the Cultura Foundation. The festival has a goal to create a platform for dialogue across communities, living in a multilingual Finland.
CulturaFest’17 encompassed visual art, cinema, documentary theatre, discussions, educational programs for families in museums, workshops for teenagers, creative kitchen, and music.
The festival is initiated and organized by the Cultura Foundation that has the mission to support active participation by Russian-speaking community in the multicultural dialogue in Finland. The festival programme is brought to the public by the Foundation's staff, in collaboration with an international team of professionals.
The first CulturaFest took place in Helsinki on November 2–5, and in Vantaa on November 10–11 and November 17–19. The main festival venue in Helsinki was the cinema centre Kino K13 in Katajanokka (Kanavakatu 12). In Vantaa, the programme was hosted by a number of cultural and activity centres: the Vernissa Cultural Center, the Silkinportti Activity Center, the Toteemi Art House, the Pessi Art House, the Russian anti-cafe club «Together». Festival events were free of charge.
The second CulturaFest will be held in Vantaa on November 2–4, 2018. The programme will be published in May 2018.