We produce and organize multicultural events, performances and experiences in which Art and Science offer children and their families possibilities to practice diversity and multilingualism. Kolibrí Festivaali is our flagship project.
We do advocacy work, consultancy and event production for institutions dealing with children’s culture in Finland, supporting them in diversifying their programme. We work closely with libraries and cultural centers. We also want to enrich Finnish libraries’ stock of illustrated books for children, by e.g.: increasing the amount of titles available in Spanish and Portuguese languages.
Panel: Stories in the Making: Children books and illustrations (2018) Annantalo
We promote artists with different backgrounds and origins interested in sharing their work with a multicultural, plurilingual and intergenerational family audience. We facilitate an exchange program between local, multicultural and international artists working around children’s culture. Our most successful activities involve exchanges with writers, illustrators, and graphic designers in the field of children’s literature.
2016 Isol Misenta (ARG)
2017 Isidro Ferrer (ESP)
2018 Yara Kono (BRA/PO)
Our work supports immigrants and locals raising plurilingual children. Amongst other things we organize:
A calendar of cultural activities happening in Finland (relevant for bilingual families Spanish and Portuguese)
We also do advocacy and conduct projects to strengthen Ibero-American culture in Finland, working closely with other local associations that share our goals.