K U L T U R V E R K E T

We are an award winning organisation within the Umeå Municipality working with children under the teaching method of 'Kids tell the pro's what to do'. Unusual collaborations have led to new artistic expressions such as a Blog Opera, an Ice Hockey Musical and an Invisible Food project.
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Early morning local radio interview

Early morning local radio interview

    This morning we did a short interview with local radio channel P4 Västerbotten about an event we are hosting this Saturday called Märk mig (a wordplay meaning both Notice me and Tag me); if you’re in the neighborhood, come down and get a tattoo – fake or real!, talk to people with tattoos...
If I was an animal...

If I was an animal…

At the Hällsbo school we are busy answering If I was an animal, I’d be a… not in words, but with the help of paper, glue, sticks and paint. Stay posted! The kids have got sick papier mache skills; it’ll be good.
More tattoos!

More tattoos!

Last week we visited the Stöcksjö primary school for a workshop with the 8-year olds on tattoos and communication. We had such a great time and we walked away with so much great material – extremely exciting to see what the real tattoo artists will make of it now.  
Monday morning bubbles

Monday morning bubbles

Monday morning started off just fine with an opening here at Sliperiet. We were joined by the Fridhemsgymnasiet high school students we have been working withg , creating alternative cv’s. Nibbles and bubbles were accompanied by a wide variety of creative expressions; there was original scores, song texts, collages, game characters and dioramas on display....
Personal letters in all forms and shapes

Personal letters in all forms and shapes

We’re working with students at the Fridhemsgymnasiet High School, creating alternatives to the standard issue cv and personal letters required when looking for work. Together we are looking for formats that better reflect who we actually are – so far we’ve been creating and recording music (both pop and kurdish!), we are working with photos,...
Scrubber machine dance

Scrubber machine dance

We have finished filming Robert’s Scrubber Machine Dance. Tove Skeidsvoll, Anna Ehnberg (from the dance collective Nomo Daco) and Robert created magic together in the dreamlike backlight created by photographer Rasmus West. Don’t miss our show Välkommen Hemifrån (meaning Welcome away from home) which will feature the film – April 22-28 at Väven in Umeå.
Kids doing tattoos

Kids doing tattoos

Last Saturday we did a kick-ass (if we may say so! ;) workshop in the library. 30 kids (plus parents and grandparents) joined us producing their own takes on tattoos; there was much Maori-inspired masks being designed and also a fair few full-body designs and sleeves: all of this we are taking with us to our...
Märk mig - open workshop, all kids welcome!

Märk mig – open workshop, all kids welcome!

Are you between 6 and 12 years old? If yes, come down and meet us at Biblioteket (the city library) inVäven, Umeå on Saturday Feb 27. You will find us in the Skapa Formverkstad between 11am and 2 pm. Märk mig means Mark me, and we will let ourselves be inspired by books and images of...
An opening at Humlab X

An opening at Humlab X

  Yesterday we had an opening at Humlab X on Creative Campus – it was Dragonskolan’s Individual Progam inviting their friends and family to come and experience what we have been working on in our Gatsmart project this semester. The audience got treated to an original piece of music written by the students and played...
Mr Sixty and friends

Mr Sixty and friends

Mr Sixty and the rest of us working at and with the special school at Dragonskolan keep trucking on. Last week we blasted out some colour on the walls with our self portrtaits and today everyone received an envelope with secret contents from Janne – it turned out to be two octaves! – and a...
Street smart self portraits

Street smart self portraits

We have just started a project with a group of students at the Special Needs School at Dragonskolan. We will be working with art and music together to tell stories of Umeå from their perspective. We have explored collage and this week we added light and shadow into the mix, playing around with old OH projectors, creating huge...