For the artist

Vintti Open Call

Kunsthalle Seinäjoki is an actor in the art field that keeps up with the contemporary times. The programme includes contemporary art exhibitions, public art and a diverse programme of activities. The first exhibitions in the renovated spaces in Kalevan Navetta Art & Culture centre were opened in March 2020.

The phenomena of contemporary art, the unique exhibition spaces and topical questions arising from the surrounding countryside and the urban – rural interface act as a wider context in curatorial practice of Kunsthalle Seinäjoki. Both local and global perspective are considered relevant. The four policies that form a framework for programme planning are: Space, Process, Presence and Dialogue. The programme includes exhibitions by Finnish and international artists, Nordic countries are of particular interest.

Now Kunsthalle Seinäjoki announces an Open Call for Vintti exhibition space for the first time.

We are looking for an exhibition that

  • follows the programme policies
  • is a solo or group show
  • considers the special features of Vintti space
  • artist is Nordic-based
  • can be implemented in 22.9.2022 – 28.1.2023
  • in addition the applications are considered in the future programme planning

We offer

  • the exhibition space and production
  • exhibition fee
  • existing technical equipment and structures for use in the exhibition


Read more about our programme policies here in this PDF presentation: Introduction and programme policies 2021 and the Vintti exhibition space on this page.


The Open Call runs through 1.6.-12.9.2021.

To be included in the application:

  • preliminary exhibition plan
  • application form

The application form can be downloaded here as a PDF-file: Application Form Vintti Open Call

Send the application by email: taidehalli(at),  by 12.9. latest at 23.59 o’clock.

The decision will be made by the end of September 2021. Curator Aura Seikkula is joining Kunsthalle Seinäjoki team in the decision-making.

Kunsthalle premises


At Vintti the roof rises over 7 m at its ridge, the floor area of the space is 267.5 m². The surfaces are of wood from the floor to the roof, except for the gable wall, which has been preserved red-brick as originally built. A circular window in the wall resembles a rose window in a church, giving the premises a unique feel. The space can’t be darkened completely, there is natural light coming from the circular window. There is a row of wooden pillars and roof beams at both sides of the space. The light tracks for spot lights are attached to the roof beams. Vintti is located on the 3rd floor. This must be considered in the exhibition planning. The only elevator in the building is a normal one, there is not a freight elevator.

Temporary structures can be used to install exhibitions. Also art works can be hung from the wooden panel and red-brick walls with certain restrictions. The roof beams can be used to hang art works or technical equipment but not other parts of the roof. The floor of Vintti space is spruce timber/plank and nothing can be fastened into the floor. Kunsthalle Seinäjoki has a selection of technical equipment such as projectors, screens and speakers.

For more pictures of the Vintti space click here.

Pic: Visio Creative



Halli is an exhibition space on the 2nd floor of Kalevan Navetta. As to its architecture, Halli is a hall. The total area of the Halli is 520 m², the height is 3.5 m. The surfaces are of concrete showing layers of time. The atmosphere in the premises is spicy and rough, but the form of the space is well-defined. One birch plywood wall brings warmth to the space. Uncovered structures and elements of the roof render a look of rough personality to the space. It is easy to transform the space using lights and temporary structures. It is possible to close the window shutters to block the natural light. The photo is taken of the Halli during renovation.

The Workshop space Itikka (58 m²) is located next to Halli, on the 2nd floor. It is used for events and audience development.

For more pictures of the Halli space click here.

Pic: Anne Kaivo-oja


Program guidelines

Issues, questions and phenomena from a contemporary perspective, springing from the countryside and urban-rural interface form a broad framework in program planning and curator work at the Kunsthalle Seinäjoki. Four outlines within the scope of which the program is constructed are: Space, Process, Presence and Dialogue. Kunsthalle Seinäjoki features individual and group exhibitions, from Finland and internationally. The main interest of the Kunsthalle lies with the Nordic Countries. Kunsthalle Seinäjoki develops collaboration with art halls of the Nordic Countries.

Learn more about the program design tools:
Program outlines in finnish (pdf)
Program design template in finnish (pdf)

All proposals for cooperation regarding exhibitions or other programs are reviewed by the exhibition team of the Kunsthalle. Contacts to the Kunsthalle’s exhibition coordinator (exhibitions) and art producer (supplementary program). See contact details here here.