A photo exhibition.
Photo: Camilla Hanhirova

Programme cooperation

Open Call! Call for programme submissions is open

The theme for the festival 2024 is Courage. We welcome proposals on talks, discussions, speeches and short films, that relate to the theme and inspire people to act for a just world. Organizations can also suggest kids’ programme, exhibitions, workshops, performances and other cultural programme numbers that are linked to the festival theme. The programme is built primarily in cooperation with civil society actors.  

The selected programme partners are usually responsible for the programme content and participants, including programme rundown and possible interpretation. The programme producer is usually also responsible for the costs related to the programme, such as performer’s rights, travel costs, accommodation and salaries. In some situations, the festival may participate in covering costs.  

The festival provides the required setting and technical equipment as well as support for programme production, training and information sessions for the selected programme partners. Programme partners also gain visibility in the festival programme.  

Talks, Discussions and Films

The factual programme will take place in Suvilahti at Tiivistämö event venue. The duration of one program number is usually 25 minutes. In addition to the live event, the discussions will be recorded and live streamed online. Selected program producers will receive a recording of their own program after the festival. 

Programme selections will be made by 11 December. There will be an emphasis in the selection process on talks and discussions related to the theme that are specific, multivoiced and bold and that reflect relevant expertise. We would also like to receive submissions for films linked to the theme.

Submit talks, discussions and interviews to us latest by 27 November. We’ll contact the selected programme partners by 11 December 2023. All selected programme partners will receive training and production support over the course of spring. The selected programme should be finalized by 27 February 2024. 

A production fee of 350 euros will be charged if the selected organisation is not participating in the festival in any other way, for example as an exhibitor or advertiser.  

Cultural Programme 

Organisations can also make suggestions for kid’s programme, exhibitions, workshops, performances and other cultural programme numbers. Our hope is that the cultural programme is also linked to the theme as much as possible. Programme selections will be made by 15 February. 

Proposal period is open until 15 January 2024.

Street Art Area

The Street Art Area of World Village Festival is open for everyone, regardless of whether your thing is music, dance, circus, theatre, poetry, improvisation, Tai Chi demonstrations or any other performance. The festival is especially looking for street artists and amateur groups to perform in the Street Art Area.

The application period is open from 15 February to 14 April. More information can be found here.