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Art and culture

Art creates and sustain rich cultural life. Our goal is to create an inspiring cultural ecosystem where both staff and students can live in close collaboration with national and global operators, develop their work and gain positive visibility to Oulu University of Applied Sciences.

Art and culture

Artistic activities are particularly prominent within the School of Well-being and Culture, manifesting in various productions, for instance. Artistic activities annually contribute significantly to Oamk’s publications, realized both as part of education and as outcomes of the staff’s own artistic ambitions. Artistic productions, such as stage performances and exhibitions, are carried out in collaboration with, among others, local cultural actors as well as Finnish and international universities and public organizations.


Our productions

AVARA brings together professionals in art, culture, and technology. What…

Balettitanssija laskeutuu korkeasta hypystä. Arktiset Askeleet.

Arktiset Askeleet is an annual national dance event held in…

Keko-teoksen mainosjuliste Lumo-valofestivaalilla 2023

Oamk has participated in the Lumo Light Festival with its…

XIII Leevi Madetoja piano competition in Oulu 2025. The National…


Our experts

Milla Korja
Senior Lecturer, Social Sector, Rehabilitation and Culture
+358 (0)40 141 5217

Milla-Maija Kemppainen
Senior Lecturer, ICT ja Communications
+358 (0)50 591 4996

Jussi Tuohino
Senior Lecturer, Social Sector, Rehabilitation and Culture
+358 (0)40 645 3467

Oulu is the European Capital of Culture 2026

The Centre for Arts Innovation is taking a leadership role in supporting the Oulu region to become a nationally and internationally recognized leader in art and technology. With a focus on interdisciplinary experimentation, this effort by CAI includes coordinating a series of Oulu Cultural Foundation funded projects focusing on innovation within the creative and cultural industries of the region.