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.
Gatsmart
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.
Spring 2016

Spring 2016

This spring we will slowly be rounding up the Gatsmart project which has resulted in music and music videas, artworks, computer games, a new map of Umeå and plenty of eye openers. Thanks to the Swedish Inheritance Fund for funding it! Meanwhile we are gearing up for our next big thing: a project about Communication,...
Kulturverket at Väven

Kulturverket at Väven

Kulturverket Residency at Väven We’ve got the great honor of hosting all the activities for kids and youngsters at Umeå’s cultural hub Väven this spring! Come meet us there! 27/2 “Märk mig” – A play on words, this means both Mark me and See me; a workshop about tattoos asa silent form of communication. E 19/3 “Rymdstationen” –...
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...
Gatsmart (Street smart)

Gatsmart (Street smart)

The project continues. We have had workshops, city tours, written texts and develop songs among other things.
Start for Gatsmart

Start for Gatsmart

The Gatsmart-project is now on the move. At Upper Secondary School for students with learning disabilities and Café Vaniljdrömmen, groups are getting ready to  redraw the map of Umeå and, hopefully, come up with new solutions for the future. Put Art in Your Window, Vägsjäl,  Acte sans paroles (by Samuel Beckett), and a  CV-musical are some of the titles of...