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.
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...
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...
Gatsmart (Street smart)

Gatsmart (Street smart)

The project continues. We have had workshops, city tours, written texts and develop songs among other things.
Sliperiet-the Grindery

Sliperiet-the Grindery

At Art’s Campus in Umeå one building is the old Grindery – Sliperiet. This house is populated by artistic and creative students, reserchers, entrepreneurs and us: Kulturverket! Here we want to inspire the pupils in Umeå to be creative and to think big!
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Governance International

Governance International

“If grown-ups no longer can teach  children everything, why not simply  do it the other way round. Use what the children know and what the  grown-ups know. Use the ideas of children and young people and let professional adults make the most of them. Let kids tell pros what to do.”        ...
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...
Lots of things to see from us!

Lots of things to see from us!

Autumn term is soon to finish. But before christmas we have a lot to show off!
Torito - the cat with a 1000 lives

Torito – the cat with a 1000 lives

Listen to the song about Torito, the cat with a 1000 lives. The song is written by Alma, one of the kids at the Play Therapy at Norrlands University Hospital in Umeå.  
Understanding a text

Understanding a text

From hearing a Sami story, the pupils were to illustrate what animals they had heard about in the story.
The Swedish Forum for Human Rights

The Swedish Forum for Human Rights

In November The Swedish Forum for Human Rights takes place in Umeå. We’re in the programme.
Come meet us at Sliperiet!

Come meet us at Sliperiet!

We’ve moved! We now have our office at Sliperiet, at the Arts Campus by the river in central Umeå. Sliperiet is a new works space for Umeå University and the creative industries in Umeå.
Summer Break!

Summer Break!

We’re off for the summer. In August we’re back, well rested, from our new offices at Sliperiet in Umeå. See you then!
Game over!

Game over!

Around 1500 personer came to T3-Arena, to see Fair Game. The weather was wonderful, the football great, the music beautiful and the audience perfect! Together we raised 56000 kr to give to Hjältarnas Hus.
Getting closer to Kick Off!

Getting closer to Kick Off!

During May we will be very busy at Kulturverket, coordinating football players with orchestra, choirs with actors and dancers. Fair Game is a very unique production – a football musical!
Photos and interviews from the FIRE FESTIVAL in Umeå

Photos and interviews from the FIRE FESTIVAL in Umeå

On Tuesday 18th March the Iranian organization in Umeå arranged an open Fire Festival in Rådhustorget in the center of town. Mostafa, Ali-Reza och Abbas visited the event and report back.                  
Kids' drawings turn into sketches

Kids’ drawings turn into sketches