ANTI Festival

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Prize-winning international art experiences

The ANTI - Contemporary Art Festival brings together inspirational live art experiences that explore boundaries, and the festival provides a unique opportunity for artists and the public to meet. Each year, lovers of live art come together in Kuopio to experience art’s ability to transform everyday spaces. Saastamoinen Foundation supports the ongoing vitality and appeal of live art through the ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art, which it set up in partnership with the festival.

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The ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art

The ground-breaking ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art seeks to elevate the status of and encourage interest in live art in Finland and internationally. ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival focuses on site-specific works

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Award-winning artists

The world’s only international live art prize was awarded for the sixth time in 2019. The prize sum is 30,000 euros, which makes it one of the largest cultural awards in Finland. The ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art is awarded

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The work of the ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival as an artistically ambitious, locally, nationally and internationally impactful festival has been noted: The European Festival Association EFA (European Festival Association) has awarded it the

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