Culture Kids

A cultural actor as a sponsor

Every child born in 2020 or after and living in Helsinki is sponsored by a cultural operator. The operator will offer the child and their family personal experiences with the arts and culture.

The sponsor will invite the child to at least two cultural events a year. The events are designed to support the child’s developmental stages and promote the well-being of their family. All Culture Kids events are free of charge. The sponsorship will continue until the child starts school.

There are nearly 30 art and cultural operators involved in the Culture Kids programme. Children born in 2020 are sponsored by the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, while children born in 2021 will be sponsored by theatres in Helsinki. The cultural sponsor is determined by the year of birth of the child.

Culture Kids sponsors develop their operations in collaboration with participating families, maternity and child health clinics and early childhood education experts.

Children living in Helsinki and born on 2020 or after can be registered as Culture Kids at the address

The Culture Kids service is administered by the City of Helsinki Culture and Leisure Division.

For more information: Cultural Producer Anna Rosendahl,, +358 40 541 1574