PICNIC 2023 – Call for Artistic Proposals for small ages (0-4 years old) 

Artists, scientists and other cultural workers, native speakers of Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Kurdish and Ukrainian languages residing in Helsinki. PICNIC project is looking for you!


  • Multidisciplinary workshops -music, dance, visual arts, among others-, duration: 20-30 min. max. for:
    • Babies and their families,
    • Children aged 1-4 years old and their families.
  • Storytelling, duration: 20-30 min. max. for:
    • Babies and their families,
    • Children aged 1-4 years old and their families.

To be part of PICNIC session for small ages (0-4 years old), that will happen in Helsinki during the months of June, September and October 2023.

PICNIC is a project of Kulttuurikeskus Ninho Ry organized around diverse artistic workshops lead by a cultural worker in own heritage language to complement a series a self-organized encounters for newly arrived families, families with small children, especially those with children born during the pandemic.

What we offer:

  • Competitive compensation (70€/h per person for workshops or storytime)
  • Opportunity to improve competences and possibilities to be active actors expanding cultural life offers that make Helsinki’s children’s culture more accessible, interesting and diverse.
  • Chance to be included in NINHO Catalogue 2025, which showcases our selection of cultural offerings for children. The Catalogue will be offered to our partners and cultural institutions all over Finland.
  • Intercultural networking and multilingual encounter opportunities.
  • Access to our training sessions and materials.

One of the aims is offer opportunities for unemployed and newly arrived immigrant professional talents and artists applying accessible and inclusive proposals for small ages children and their families. This initiative is part of our project OPEN SPACES for Integration fund Helsinki City.

If you are interested, Tell us about your PROPOSAL here

DEADLINE: 3.5.2023. at 4pm

SELECTED PROPOSALS: We will notify you by email by May 10th, 2023, and give you instructions on how to proceed.

Don’t hesitate to contact [email protected] in case you need more information or any accommodation regarding the application process.

We look forward to hearing from you!