The Concreate Urban Art Festival is organized by Helsinki Urban Art Association in cooperation with Naapurituottajat-project by Kalliola Settlement, which is responsible for the block party on Saturday.
Helsinki Urban Art is an association specializing in urban art, which brings art to the urban space as part of people’s lives. Helsinki Urban Art makes art in many forms to revitalize urban areas in Helsinki, elsewhere in Finland and abroad. The association brings new ways to use urban space, creates a communal urban culture and seeks solutions to social problems through art and activism.
Naapurituottajat is an activity, where people who has past with drug usage are coached to be professionals in event production. Naapurituottajat learn about different aspects of event production, organize different cultural events with partners from Helsinki area and they will make a social impact on urban space and perceived security. Naapurituottajat is part of Kalliola-association that, as a social player, raises capital for a good life.
Other partners of Concreate are Pasilan Asukastalo, Kyvyt-project by Deaconess Foundation and All Day Agency.
Concreate is supported by Nordic Culture Point, The city of Helsinki, Acción Cultural Española, Embassy of the Republic of Poland, Embassy of the Czech Republic in Helsinki and Embassy Of Italy.