Oulu is a member of the international CUlture Next network. The network’s mission is to support past and present European Capital of Culture candidates in implementing culture-led city development projects. The network is led from Cluj-Napoca in Romania.

The next meeting of Culture Next is held in 12.3.-14.3. in Oulu. On Thursday 12.3., you too have a chance to join us at Valvesali to hear how to build succesful partnerships in the cultural sector and reflect them on your own operating.

The speakers include, for example, Helsinki Events Foundation’s CEO Stuba Nikula; the Chair of the Board of Education and Culture of Oulu, Satu Haapanen; Samu Forsblom, Cultural Director of Oulu; and cultural partners from both Oulu and Culture Next countries.

We start with coffee at 13:30. Seminar proper begins at 14:00.

The seminar will be in English.

Register here by 9th of May: https://www.lyyti.fi/reg/culture_next

In the afternoon, Cultural Climate Change Pitching is taking place.

The event is held in collaboration with Polar Bear Pitching and the CULTA project of Oulu University of Applied Sciences.