Kettuki Art Centre

Kettuki Art Centre is Finland’s nationwide art centre for people with learning disabilities.

The objective of the Kettuki Art Centre is to raise the esteem of art by people with intellectual disabilities by promoting it at a nationwide level. The centre also aims to improve opportunities for people with disabilities to study and practice art in both professional and recreational contexts.

The centre was founded in May 2006 and it is managed by the Kettuki association (Kettuki ry).

The organization includes artists, art experts and professionals in the field of disabilities as well as other people who are generally interested in art by disabled people. The Art Centre is located at The Partnership House, in the centre of Hämeenlinna.

Tasks of the Kettuki Art Centre:
– organizing art exhibitions
– maintaining a national network
– providing information on projects and activities in the field
– publishing Kettuki newsletter in Finnish and in English
– acquiring and maintaining own art collection
– training and consulting
– producing publications
– providing expertise and serving as an interest group
– compiling a databank
– international cooperation

See the Finnish sourcebook of art by people with intellectual disabilities.

NOA Nordic Outsider Art Strengthened connections between
the actors of Outsider Art in Nordic countries

A network of five professional Nordic Outsider Art organisations acted together in a common project. The main aim of NOA project was to strengthen connections between the actors of Outsider Art in Nordic countries and to develop new collaborative methods for the creative work in supported studios. NOA project sought for advancing the quality of work practice and creating innovative solutions in making a difference in individual artistic development and in the field of Nordic Outsider Art. The project was funded by the Nordic Culture Fund and the Nordic Culture Point. Read more about the project HERE.

The project took place in 2015-2017. Finnish Outsider Art association Kettuki administrated the project. Other participants were GAIA Museum Outsider Art (Denmark), Kaarisilta (Finland), Inuti (Sweden) and Art without borders (Iceland). Read more about the participants HERE.

The NOA-partners will work together again during the Out by Art-project in 2017-2018.

Contact us:

Address: Kirjastokatu 1, 13100 Hämeenlinna

Email: taidekeskus(a)  
Tel.: +358 44 0405 107

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