Welcome to IHME School!
Adventures inside the school building, the class’s time capsule, dazzling light paintings, exciting encounters aboard a city tram…
The annual IHME Festival brings you face to face with contemporary art in urban public space every spring. IHME publishes tasks for schools (in Finnish) and runs the Our IHME event for teachers in March/April. IHME School also includes extended art-education projects and public programmes staged with its various partners in collaboration. We mainly work together with children and young people, but we aim to take up the residential district as a canvas to be acted on, too.
The next IHME Festival will be held in April 2017. The IHME Project 2017 is The Black Charismatic by Theaster Gates.
All IHME School events and materials are free of charge. In 2016, IHME School had a total of 832 participants.
The six-year history of IHME School has emphasized long-term development through feedback. Our main partners are Helsinki Youth Department and the visual-art-education course (Master’s degree) at Aalto University’s Department of Art. We have also collaborated with City of Helsinki Education Department, The City of Helsinki Cultural Office, Laurea University of Applied Sciences and the MAPSI practice as well as various elementary and secondary schools.
For more information about the partnership and upcoming events for schools, please contact Cultural Producer Katja Koskela, katja.koskela[at]ihmefestival.fi. You may also subscribe IHME’s bulletin for teachers by sending us your contact info (name, school, email address).
The Festival’s annual publications 2012-2015 also include details of IHME School events. View previous publications >
The children of Tähtitorni Day Care Centre told a story about the IHME logo. Read the story here >
On festival’s YouTube channel you will find interesting talks by artist’s, researchers and other specialists.