Tampere 240 – Art along the Tammerkoski Rapids
Tampere celebrates its 240th anniversary on 1 October 2019. The jubilee year will be celebrated for 240 hours through arts and culture in a 10-day event organised by the City of Tampere between 27 September and 6 October 2019. The public art entity that will be constructed around the new Tammerkoski shore route will be an essential part of the celebrations. The aim is that the shore route will offer artistic experiences and become a special passage to both local residents and tourists visiting the city.
In recent years, Tampere has developed in various ways and its reputation as one of Finland's leading cultural and event cities has strengthened. In addition to a wide selection of events and cultural experiences, tourists are attracted to Tampere by the city's attractive atmosphere. Tampere also has a unique cultural heritage. The industrial history of the city is reflected in the cityscape of the city centre, which is dominated by the national landscape of the Tammerkoski Rapids with its red-brick factories. The bustling business life and abundant cultural attractions are a local gem, bringing in visitors from near and far to the city.
The cityscape and national landscape of the Tammerkoski Rapids will be invigorated in the autumn of 2019 through various art forms. The City of Tampere invites professional visual, light, sound, performing and performance artists, as well as students and educational institutions, to offer artworks for inclusion in the jubilee year celebrations.
Tampere 240 art event is searching for works that can be displayed for 240 hours or momentarily. The goal of Tampere 240 is to be a multi-genre entity; hence, the invitation is aimed at a wide range of art fields, such as visual and audio arts, music, various performing and participatory arts, and workshops. Both new and existing artworks can be proposed for the event. The proposals must be submitted by Sunday 10 March 2019.
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