Every child born in 2020 or after and living in Helsinki is sponsored by a cultural operator. The operator will offer the child and their family personal experiences with the arts.
The sponsor will invite the child to at least two cultural events a year. The events are designed to support the child’s developmental stages and promote the well-being of their family. All Culture Kids events are free of charge. The sponsorship will continue until the child starts school.
There are nearly 30 art and cultural operators involved in the Culture
Kids programme. Children born in 2020 are sponsored by the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, while children born in 2021 will be sponsored by theatres in Helsinki. The cultural sponsor is determined by the year of birth of the child.
You can read about this initiative on the website in fifteen different languages: www.kummilapset.hel.fi
The Culture Kids service is administered by the City of Helsinki Culture and Leisure Division.