Public Cultural Services

Kulttuuritalo Laikku. Iso vanha kivitalo, jossa on korkeat portaat.
City of Tampere Public Cultural Services offers residents opportunities to engage in and enjoy art and culture. The Public Cultural Services also supports local art and cultural activities by providing production grants, and by giving and renting its spaces for cultural use.

Public Cultural Services' customer service

The customer service of the Public Cultural Services assists you with questions related to the unit's activities, facilities and space reservations.
Keskustori 4 33100 Tampere
040 8062330 (phone, local/mobile network fee)
Regular opening hours:
Tuesday: 09:00-20:00
Wednesday: 09:00-20:00
Thursday: 09:00-20:00
Friday: 09:00-20:00
Saturday: 10:00-18:00
Sunday: 10:00-18:00
Summer opening hours:
Tuesday: 10:00-18:00
Wednesday: 10:00-18:00
Thursday: 10:00-18:00
Friday: 10:00-18:00
Saturday: 10:00-18:00

The activities of City of Tampere Public Cultural Services include:

  • Various cultural grants and subsidy preparation
  • Event activities in libraries
  • Integrative cultural activities
  • Cultural routes
  • Cultural companions activities
  • Activities integrated with social and health services
  • Art Arc
  • Art exhibitions and artist residency 
  • Events throughout Tampere
  • Tampere Music Festivals (Tampere Jazz Happening, Tampere Biennale, Tampere Vocal Music Festival)
  • Venue rental and management of cultural spaces

You can apply for Project Grants for Culture from the Public Cultural Services. The aim of these grants is to support the implementation of events and projects that complement local cultural offerings in Tampere, as well as the publication of historical works. The application period is ongoing. Please refer to the instructions for applying for the Project Grants for Culture and other grants and support offered by the city.

Public Cultural Services administration

Marianna Lehtinen
Head of Public Cultural Services
040 801 6868
Minnakaisa Kuivalainen
Executive Director of Tampere Music Festivals
050 405 5225
Irma Puttonen
Culture houses: Culture House Laikku, Haihara Art Centre, Gallery Muuntotila at Lielahti Manor Lead Coordinator
050 553 8673
Piia Karkkola
Children's culture, Children's Cultural Centre Rulla, Art Arc Lead Coordinator
040 481 0911
Anna Szalay
Support for culture and accessibility Head of Development
044 481 1774
Kaija Ryynänen
Head of services
044 486 3504

Staff contact information