Come and join us!

Let's create the Dream Year of Culture together! The City of Lappeenranta's Cultural Department invites citizens, associations, cultural practitioners and creative entrepreneuers to join in creating Lappeenranta's Dream Year of Culture 2024.

Cultural operators are invited to bring their own event as part of the Dream Year of Culture. Anyone can download the Dream Year logo and be part of the Dream Year programme. By using the logo, you will get involved in the city's communication.

To use the logo:

- The cultural operator must to create an event in the South Karelia events calendar under the category "The Dream Year of Culture".

- The number of participants in the event must be reported afterwards using the form.

- Events linked to the Dream Year of Culture commit to follow  the principles of Safer Space

Open calls for Culture pop-ups

During the Dream Year of Culture, there will be open calls for cultural operators to produce "culture pop-ups". The Lappeenranta Dream Year of Culture 2024 will enable an inclusive experience for all. It means new, accessible experiments that meet the wishes of the city's residents. The cultural events will be free of charge, open to all, with performances, participatory workshops and different art forms. The aim is to enable creators to work professionally and showcase their skills, and to create low-threshold cultural experiences that inspire people to get involved in culture and events.

The authors of the culture pop-ups are cultural professionals: individual self-employed artists, associations, cooperatives and companies from which the City of Lappeenranta buys the culture pop-ups as a purchased service.  The artists will be selected on the basis of the applications. Information about the applications will be published on the News page. 

The culture pop-ups will seek content from a range of actors for separate events and as part of the Dream Year of Culture events. There is no limit to the genre of the art, culture pop-ups may include performances, participatory workshops, spatial or environmental arts or events driving from the cultural heritage. 

The selection is based on the suitability of the content, the prerequisites for implementation, existing references and the professionalism of the organiser. The selection will be subject to the condition that the culture pop-up is free of charge to the visitor/consumer and that the event commits following the Principles of safer space.

The practical implementation of the selected content is planned and scheduled together. It is the responsibility of the artist/cultural practitioner to prepare the necessary materials for communication and marketing. Event should be published in the EC calendar of events and attendance figures should be included in the report. Selected organisers will receive further instructions. In addition to the Culture pop-up, you can promote your own product or service.

Logos for download