The Fiskars Village Art & Design Biennale addresses topical issues in contemporary art, design and architecture, making room for something new and surprising. Its series of exhibitions invites artists, designers, architects, the public and the regional community to participate and encourages open questions. The Fiskars Village Art & Design Biennale is looking for new ideas and experiences at the ever-redefining intersections of art and design. The historic ironworks environment is a perfect local tourist destination this summer, too.

Founded by Luovi Productions, Fiskars Village Art & Design Biennale is produced in collaboration with Onoma. The main partner of the Fiskars Biennale is Fiskars.

Luovi Productions is a company founded in 1997 that provides curation, production and communication services. Luovi’s best known production is Helsinki Design Week, the largest design festival in the Nordic countries.

Onoma is one of the oldest and largest artists’ cooperative in Finland. The cooperative founded in 1996 in Fiskars, Raseborg, has steadily grown and diversified. In 2024, it has 145 members from various creative fields and arts. The members represent 11 different nationalities. The cooperative runs a store and galleries in the Fiskars Village and online. In addition, Onoma organizes exhibitions and runs an international artist in residence programme, Fiskars AiR.

Biennale’s main partner is Fiskars, founded in the Fiskars Village 375 years ago. Today, Fiskars Village is a thriving, living community with a rich cultural history and unique nature, and where traditions and history are intertwined with modern, high-quality design expertise and a wide range of services for a sustainably conscious visitor.

Parallel Programme

The events selected through the open call will become part of Fiskars Village Art & Design Biennale’s official programme, and the events will be featured in the biennale’s marketing communications. Organize a fashion show or a guided walk, open the doors to your studio or hold a ceramic workshop, for example. This year’s Open Call is open from 15 February to 19 May.
In case you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at iris.korkman@luovi.com.

The call for the Official Parallel Programme is now on until 19 May. The application form and more details can be found below.