Let’s enjoy the magic of the countryside! Let’s do it together using environmental art techniques, or get inspired by contemporary Finnish folk art; ITE art. We can create extraordinary art experiences and encounters across Finland, all in a climate-friendly manner and respecting the spirit of the site.
Art – the wonder of making and creating
The latest news about environmental art and ITE art
The art of well-being
The Association for Rural Culture and Education produces arts-related activities for art and culture organisations, artists and our member organisations. We commission resident artists to create surprising and touching art experiences at events, for example.
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ITE collection and archive
We have been compiling a collection of Finnish ITE art for years. It features works of art, photographs and video recordings, information about artists and art environments as well as publications. We use the Collecte archive database and maintain the ITEnet website. We will join the Finna.fi nationwide search service in 2021.
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The ITE Artist of the Year 2021: Jori Tapio Kalliola
The Association for Rural Culture and Education has named Jori Tapio Kalliola the 2021 ITE Artist of the Year. He is a Rauma-born self-taught artist and musician, who now lives in Hanko. Kalliola’s works are comments on the current ways of the world and life in general. This nomination aims to raise awareness of the views of self-taught artists who have produced a significant body of work.Read more about the ITE artist of the Year