The Finnish Network of Children's Cultural Centres

The Finnish Network of Children's Cultural Centres is an association for professional cultural centres for children and young people that reinforces the competence and recognition of children’s culture in Finland. The association operates as a cooperation forum of its members, manages projects and offers networking opportunities for operators in the field of children’s culture. Annantalo is a member of the association.

Children's cultural centres have cooperated at national level since 2003. Annantalo has been involved since the beginning of the year.

Small size Network

Annantalo is a member of the Artistic International Association Small Size that forms a network of some 80 theatres, art institutions and organizations in 30 countries on 4 continents. The main objective and activity of the international network is to promote and spread performing arts for early years (0-6 years), and, more generally, to support and give value to culture for the same age group. Every year at the end of January the network celebrates the small size days. Since 2016 Katariina Metsälampi from Annantalo is the chair of the association.

Small size activities at Annantalo include arts courses for small children, art adventures at daycare centres, art clinics and Sunday Dates, family workshops, Babykino and performances. Annantalo is involved in the ‘Itujen näyttämö’ children’s theatre incubator programme, which supports the creation of new, high-quality Finnish children’s theatre. In late January, we will be holding a three-day Small size days event for the network.