Kone Foundation’s goal is to advance bold initiatives in research and the arts. It is an independent and unaffiliated organisation, which awards grants to promote academic research, culture, art and the popularisation of research, maintains the Saari Residence for artists and researchers and organises various events. Over the period 2015–2017, Kone Foundation will provide the IHME Contemporary Art Festival with a total of EUR 900,000 in financial support.

Animation and design studio Boutique created IHME Festival’s 10th anniversary video.

Helka is a four star boutique hotel located in the heart of Helsinki. The building is a carefully maintained beauty built in the 1920s. The decoration pays homage to Finnish design. Helka draws its inspiration from Finnish design icons such as Alvar Aalto and Artek. Our public areas have a beautiful look created by classic Finnish furniture and lighting. True to Finnish traditions, our sauna is open every day. Our Scandinavian breakfast buffet features a versatile selection of local products. Our bar serves customers until late in the evening with a selection that includes a number of Helka’s own cocktails. By staying at Helka you will promote charitable work. Our owner, the YWCA, continuously allocates profits from the hotel business to various charities for women and girls around the world. Helka is also a discrimination free place, where everyone is welcome just as they are.

The Helsinki City Museum is the world’s only museum focusing on Helsinki. Personal experiences and everyday life of people in Helsinki are highlighted and reflected in the museum’s items and photographs. A Kiss-kiss candy wrapper, a squeaky steel spring bed and a photo of a suburb home yard are precious treasures in the museum. The Helsinki City Museum is located in the oldest blocks of the city near the Senate Square, and entrance is always free of charge. In the City Museum, everyone has the opportunity to fall in love with Helsinki. Four other museums—the Hakasalmi Villa, the Burgher’s House Museum, the Worker Housing Museum and the Tram Museum—are also a part of the Helsinki City Museum. The museum’s collections comprise of approximately one million photographs and 450,000 items. In addition, it fosters buildings and environments of cultural historical value and operates as the regional museum for Central Uusimaa.

The Finnish Museum of Natural History is an independent research institution functioning under the University of Helsinki. It is also one of the three central national museums in Finland and responsible for the national collections in its field. The collections, which include botanical, zoological, geological and paleontological specimens from all over the world, serve research in the fields of biology and geology as well as educational purposes.

Louhela Jam is an outdoor music event organised by local volunteers in the Louhela district of Vantaa. The event has been held in the same spot, the Jokiuoma park, since 1992 and has grown into a festival serving a high-quality programme of music and arts for the whole family. The aim is to enhance and to help maintain a vibrant and diverse scene of music and arts in Vantaa together with local businesses and partners.


P. Mutasen Elokuvakonepaja Oy is a professional camera equipment service, rental and sales. Since 1987 Elokuvakonepaja has provided professional cinema cameras, lenses and all necessary accessories to productions of any size and range. As the name ”Cinema Machine Workshop” says, Elokuvakonepaja also services and builds equipment for any production’s special needs.


At Pure Waste Textiles, we are on a mission to change the global textile industry.  We make 100% recycled, ecologically sustainable yarns, fabrics and garments, and we save a whole lot of later by doing it our way.

Instead of producing virgin material, Pure Waste recycles the offcuts and spinning waste from clothing and textile industries. The raw material is collected, sorted by colour and quality, and mechanically opened back into the fibre. Then we mix it with recycled polyester or viscose to improve the quality and spin it into new yarns. After that, the process is the same as with virgin materials except that our yarns and fabrics don’t need to be dyed as their colour comes from the textile waste.

IHME School Partners







The Aalto University Degree Programme in Art Education offers qualifications in the teaching of art and visual culture in secondary schools, vocational and higher-education institutions, and other educational and cultural organisations and environments. Each year, the programme runs a variety of projects and events in collaboration with different partners from the realms of culture and social services, business, and elsewhere.


The City of Helsinki Youth Division, together with young people, produces cultural services and culture-related extra-curricular activities. It also promotes the participation of young people in society and offers support and guidance to young people. The Youth Division is responsible for youth work and the youth policy. The core target group are young people aged 10–18. The division has over 360 employees, of whom most are youth leaders. The Youth Division has operations in approximately 50 facilities around Helsinki. Youth work is carried out in youth centres and other facilities as well as in projects. In addition, the Youth Division supports youth organisations and youth groups.