The exhibition Wood in Interior Design presents new, modern and professionally designed and manufactured interior solutions created through Pro Puu ry’s project, which have been created using various techniques and wood materials. The exhibition is on display in the Lobby Gallery of the Craft Museum of Finland on 22.5.–29.8.2021.
“Silence is a whisper between life and death”
When and how memories vanish? How volatile is a memory? Do we vanish when the very last person who has met and talked to us, dies? Saarto has been inspired by Japanese Jisei (a.k.a. death) poetry and the burnt in shadow of a unidentified person at the stone steps of the Sumitomo Bank, Hiroshima.
Mirroring the impressive 50-year career of textile artist Eija Rasinmäki, Design Eija Rasinmäki – A Handwoven Life brings Rasinmäki’s well-known art textiles and rugs, that have had a recognised spot in Finnish homes and are long loved to the Craft Museum of Finland.
In Jyväskylä, many different parties serve migrants.
Various projects are underway in the organizational sector, educational institutions and the city. The target groups of the projects vary.
Finnish language cources
Finnish language courses are organised in many different educational institutions and as online studies. In the list we have compiled, you will find up-to-date Finnish language trainings
The Centre of Expertise for Immigrants provides employers employing migrants with free services, such as language coaching and consulting on the employment of migrants.
You can become a customer for us if:
- You have a residence permit
- You're an unemployed job seeker.
- You're under threat of unemployment.
We help you find a job, a place to study or start your own business.
The capital of sport, Jyväskylä, is building an international co-operation network with Umeå and Tartu, as well as the regional sports clubs, with the aim of supporting young people's physical activity in the target areas. The project is funded by the European Union Erasmus+ Sport programme and coordinated by the City of Jyväskylä. The activities were started in January 2021.
The Expertise Centre for Immigrants project (ESR) promotes the employment of migrants and the identification of skills.
Immigrant customers: The Expertise Centre for Immigrants supports foreign-language customers to improve their Finnish in Finnish language trainings, get to know more about the basic job seeking and support them to find their own expertise to promote employment through individual guidance and counselling.
Numerous studies show that art enhances the quality of life and provides overall wellbeing. In the new Nova Hospital in Jyväskylä art is integrated into the building’s architecture on the theme of Central Finland’s National parks.
The upcoming year 2021 brings flamboyant colours, circle economy, and Finnish as well as international talent to the Craft Museum of Finland. The exhibition year includes both the museum’s own productions as well as both big and small-scale collaboration exhibitions. The central theme for the exhibition year is sustainable development, which is examined from many perspectives through crafts and design. For the fall temporary exhibition, the Craft Museum of Finland will even calculate the overall carbon footprint of the exhibition’s entire production process.
Jyväskylä Art Museum 27.3.–16.5.2021
In March Jyväskylä Art Museum will be taken over by the largest photography project on the subject of nature in Finland: Kenen luonto? (Whose Nature?), brings nature photographers and art photographers together for the first time. Curated by Juha Suonpää, the project’s opening exhibition presents diverse interpretations of nature by 22 well known photographers. This exhibition is produced in collaboration with the Arts Promotion Centre Finland and the Luovake Center for Creative Photography.
The Craft Museum of Finland is located right in the city center of Jyväskylä along Kävelykatu, next to Kirkkopuisto. Museum is easily accessible by foot from the train and bus station. There are several parking garages nearby. See more about arriving to Jyväskylä below.
The City of Jyväskylä has suspended vaccination with AstraZeneca vaccine on 19 March 2021.
14.4.2021: AstraZeneca vaccine should only be used in people aged 65 and over.
The safety of the vaccines has been ensured in Finland through wide-ranging cooperation with the European Union and the European Medicines Agency. All vaccines used in Finland must be approved for use within the EU area, an approval that requires thorough research on the usefulness and safety of the vaccine.
Age is by far the most significant risk factor for COVID-19. Therefore vaccinations were administered to the aged first.
Currently being vaccinated:
- as of 3 May 2021, basically healthy 50- to 54-year-olds: book appointment online
- as of 28 April 2021, basically healthy 55- to 59-year-olds: book appointment online
- as of 22 April 2021, basically healthy 60- to 64-year-olds: book appointment online
You always need an appointment for a coronavirus vaccination. A person’s eligibility for vaccination is always checked at the vaccination centre.
To book an appointment, you will need your banking codes to confirm your eligibility. In ”Koronarokotusten ajanvaraus” (booking corona vaccination), click the link "Siirry valitsemaan aika" (select appointment time). If you cannot see ”Koronarokotusten ajanvaraus” (booking corona vaccination) after identifying, you are not eligible to book, yet.
The coronavirus vaccinations will proceed, as directed by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare. Age is by far the most significant risk factor for COVID-19. Therefore vaccinations were administered to the aged first.
• The application period is January, ending on the last weekday of January at 3 pm.
• If any grant funds are left after the grant decisions made in the boards in March, the second application period for project grants will end on the last weekday of August at 3 pm.
• Project grants for cultural, youth and civil society activities may be applied for by registered associations domiciled in Jyväskylä as well as communities and informal work and activity groups operating in Jyväskylä.
- The application period is January, ending on the last day of January 2021 at 3 pm.
- Registered associations domiciled in Jyväskylä may apply for the subsidy to fund the ongoing operations of the association.
- The subsidy is intended for expenses incurred in activities outlined in the association’s plan of operation, enclosed with the application.
- The application must be accompanied by a plan of operation and a budget for the operating year.
- A newly founded association may apply for an operating grant only after operating as a registered association at lea
These grants are intended to create opportunities for cultural, sports and exercise, youth, and civic activities in Jyväskylä and to encourage citizens to partake in communal activity to improve their welfare and quality of life.
Grants decided by the cultural and sports committee and by the education committee
Following grants to cultural, sports and exercise, and civic activities are made by the cultural and sports committee and grants to youth activities by the education committee of the City of Jyväskylä:
There are three electric cars in Jyväskylä for shared use by city employees, residents and tourists.
The cars will be available to employees of the City of Jyväskylä's administrative quarter during office hours from 07:00 to 16:30. In the evenings and on weekends, cars can be rented by private individuals.
In 2015, UNESCO celebrated the Year of Light and since then, the Global Day of Light has been celebrated on the 16th of May.
In 2016, the event programme included more than 40 temporary light installations and light-themed ancillary events that provided lessons and experiences about light.
From the network of the event, around 45 operators and approximately 500 people participated in the planning and the execution of the ancillary events. In total, more than 7,000 hours were spent on light-themed projects.
The event gathered around 75,000 visitors during the three nights and the public transport of the Jyväskylä region offered free rides to 29,000 visitors.
The 2017 event was built from an ensemble of over 50 temporary light installations and ancillary events. This year,
The Church Park saw the largest collection of UV light art ever carried out in Finland, which was implemented by e.g. Annie Mitchell (USA), Kasia Malejka and Joachim Slugocki (Poland) Alexander Reichstein (Russia), as well as the Flowers of Life light art collective.
In 2018, the event included over 60 temporary light installations and ancillary events. Light installations were undertaken by 12 foreign artists from five different countries in addition to domestic artists. In addition, around 50 operators and nearly 600 people participated in the planning and the execution of ancillary events.
The event included some distinguished installations, like BIBI's mighty Red Elephant on the Compass Square and the Secret Garden in the Church Park, built by seven artists.