Helsinki Day 2017 call for events and grants

The call for events takes place at the start of the year and is announced here on the Helsinki Day website. At the same time you can apply for a grant from the City of Helsinki to help cover the costs of organising your event. The grant will be available for events selected by a special Helsinki Day jury.

Although the call for events for 2017 ended on 15 April 2017, you can still add your event to the programme on the web page by filling in this form by 5 June 2017. Grants cannot be applied for anymore.

Members of the Helsinki Day jury in 2017:

  • Pekka Sauri, City of Helsinki
  • Arto Sivonen, Måndag, city activitist
  • Noah Kin, artist
  • Pirjo Tulikukka, Helsinki Neighbourhoods Association Helka
  • Erja Yläjärvi, Helsingin Sanomat
  • Jani Alanen, Ruuti Core Group, Helsinki City Youth Department
  • Jim Koskinen, Ruuti Core Group, Helsinki City Youth Department
  • Eerika Aalto, Ruuti Core Group, Helsinki City Youth Department
  • Marianne Saukkonen, Helsinki Marketing, Producer of Helsinki Day

The following events have been awarded a grant for organising their Helsinki Day 2017 event:

  • Nightingale Tour
  • Tom of Finland Experience
  • City Quiz Champion 2017
  • Giant Soap Bubble Show by Ruffle Army in Esplanade Park
  • Helsinki Day at Villa Kivi (Writers’ House)
  • Finland 100 Mini Trash Can Workshop
  • Pikku Roba, Isot Bileet / Little Roba, Big Party
  • Design Orienteering
  • Under the Helsinki Sky at Helsinki Observatory
  • Watercolour Painting for Beginners in Rhodopuisto Park
  • The Wonderful World of Archipelago Birds
  • Event Courtyard at Museums
  • Farming, Climbing and Urban Orienteering – Rock Your Body and Mind!
  • Septet Music from the 1920s
  • Mr. Clutterbuck’s Great Sports Presentation
  • Remote Helsinki
  • 100 Years of Helsinki Memories
  • Helsinki Day Coffees in Kontula
  • ”Lehden seikkailu” – Interactive Dance Theatre Performance and Dance Workshop for Families “Surinaparaati” Parade
  • Troubadours Around the World / Duo Timjan
  • Riku’s Summer Yard
  • Helsinki’s Decisive Moments in the Aerial Bombardments of 1944
  • RESPECT –Workshop
  • Helsinki Touch Movement
  • Puppet Theatre and Workshops in a Theatre Yurt
  • BabyTango – Dance Performance and Dances for Babies
  • Fill Up Empty Bowls – Together 2017
  • Open Air Art Book Fair
  • Sorbus Open-Air Festival
  • New Life for the Pharmaceuticals Factory
  • Funky Foot Clan’s Jam Session
  • Circus, Skateboarding and Sounds at Suvilahti
  • Niin gimis on stadi – This City is Cool!
  • New Hope for Old Music: Helsinki Day
  • Kantsu’s Dream Coffees
  • Forest Foody – Wild Vegetable Tour
  • Tanhu
  • First Ladies – From Ståhlberg to Haukio
  • HelQuest Helsinki Day
  • Helsinki Day at Töölöntori

In addition, event cooperation has been agreed with the following events:
SuomiPop Helsinki Day Concert, Kontula Shopping Centre Festival, Countryside in the City, Dinner Under the Helsinki Sky, Yurt Sauna and Kids’ Street Party in Puu-Vallila.


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