UrbanApa is an anti-racist and feminist community grounded in sharing, communality, empowerment and the creation of space for others.
UrbanApa challenges the art field’s existing norms and strives to further the Finnish art field’s strides toward a safer and more diverse, porous and inclusive future.
UrbanApa is an art community that reacts to the needs and challenges of a changing world. It is an art institution of the future that aims to learn, to employ artists and to create a community of diverse people.
UrbanApa strives to consciously attach itself to the surrounding society; all work is made in collaboration with others. Various events and concepts are always born out of real needs. UrbanApa does not wish to grow in height but rather to spread sideways, to take root.
In UrbanApa’s vision, the future is equal, communal, diverse and playful.
UrbanApa is an anti-racist and feminist community whose basis lies in the belief that art can make the world a better place.
The starting point of artistic work is equality and respect regardless of your ethnic, social, cultural, religious, sexual, gender or economic background or position.
UrbanApa creates personal, diverse, affordable and openly interactional events that stem from real needs and lived lives and that are accessible to people of all ages.
UrbanApa’s conception of art is diverse and inclusive; artists working on our platforms come from various backgrounds and their art is diverse both in its aesthetics and ways of doing.
UrbanApa is supported by Urbaanin taidetanssin tukiyhdistys (UTT ry). Its mission is to further and develop urban art culture, especially urban dance culture, and help people become aware of and take part in art culture. In addition, its goal is to increase equality, tolerance and internationality through seeing and experiencing art.