Children's Pirkkaset - Children's Culture Month

Children's Pirkkaset is a joint Children's Culture Month in the Municipalities of Pirkanmaa

During the month children's culture is visible and heard all over Pirkanmaa and the program offers cultural events, workshops, exhibitions and camps produced by private actors, colleges, cultural centers and municipalities.

The baby is waving a red circus scarf.
A little girl paints the wall with watercolor.
A child with paint on her fingers.
The Program is available on-site and virtually for Children ages 0-12 and their families.

Children's Fun - many different things

The theme of 2023 "Children's Fun - many different things" encourages both children and adults to be their own unique selves regardless of age, gender, culture, language, traditions or origin. You can register your own event as part of Lasten Pirkkaset, and it can include both big and small events aimed at children aged 0–12 and their families, such as various performances, family days, workshops, courses or exhibitions.

Participation in the monthly program is free of charge. Welcome to implement diverse and inspiring children's culture in Pirkanmaa!

KLovni kaataa kahvia kukikkaaseen kuppiin.

Ruuti Clown is adven­turing as a Touring Performer in 2023

Community art school Hehkumahku's Ruuti-clown will travel around Pirkanmaa as a touring performer of Lasten Pirkkasten in February 2023. In the performance you will hear wonderful travel stories and in the workshop you can try out circus equipment. Johanna Peltola performs as the powder clown

Ruuti Clown´s Performance and Workshop

Pirkkaset-Network shares Information about Children´s Culture in Pirkanmaa

Pirkkanen is the joint children’s culture network of the Pirkanmaa region which promotes children’s cultural activities in the area. The activities started in autumn 2002 in the form of a children's culture project, Pirkkanen, in the Pirkanmaa sub-region. Today, Pirkkanen is a network that already covers most of the municipalities in Pirkanmaa.  

The most visible activities of the network include the Children’s culture month, Pirkkaset, organised every February, and the Pirkkaset mailing list, which is open to everyone and that provides information on the training, seminars and opportunities related to children’s culture in the region. 

Pirkkaset Working Group 2023-2024

Children´s culture network is coordinated by a working group which is established in 2007.
The composition of the working group will be updated every two years. Representatives from all municipalities in Pirkanmaa are invited to take part in the activities. The working group is lead by Piia Karkkola, the leading coordinator of children's culture in the city of Tampere, with the help of a working group of municipal representatives.

Members of the workin group:

Arttu Pentikäinen - Cultural Cooridinator, Hämeenkyrö
Moona Räty - Leisure Activities Coordinator, Juupajoki
Leo Van Aerschot - Cultural Producer, Kangasala
Eeva Markkanen - Special Librarian, Kuhmoinen
Talvikki Torppa - Cultural Producer, Lempäälä
Henriikka Helpiola - Youth Counselor, Mänttä-Vilppula
Pia Keltti - Cultural Coordinator, Nokia
Pia-Maria Ahonen - Principle of Community College, Orivesi
Elisa Vahosalmi - Leisure Activities Counselor, Parkano
Anni Riskala - Youth and Cultural worker, Pirkkala
Päivi Paija - hyvinvointisuunnittelija, Punkalaidun
Taina Nieminen - Cultural Secretary, Ruovesi
Mari Immonen – Intendant, Suomen Kirjainstituutti, Sastamala
Piia Karkkola - Leading Coordinator, Tampere
Niina Niiniluoto - Coordinator, Tampere
Tuire Hänninen - Events Coordinator/Tampere Filharmonia, Tampere
Minna Edgren - Head of Deparment, Valkeakoski
Päivi Rantasalo -  Leader of Kindergarten, Vesilahti


Niina Niiniluoto
For more information: Coordinator
050 364 6134

Lasten kulttuuri ja erityiskohteet

Updated 29.5.2023