Human Nature – Seminar on Equality in Arts and Media in the Nordics and Baltics

27–28 February 2019

The aim of the seminar is to share good practice and increase dialogue between organizations working with disability, art, media and education.

The seminar rounds up a two year period of the Open Minds Network and showcases different educational methods and projects. We also show artwork and the artists give presentations. Anyone interested in art, media and creativity is welcome!

During the seminar you will hear talks and presentations at Västra Nylands folkhögskola, attend an opening at Fotocentrum Raseborg, learn about the work at Dagtec at Kårkulla and spend an afternoon in Ekenäs.


Date: 27–28 February 2019

Place: Västra Nylands folkhögskola, Pumppulahti 3, 10300 Karjaa, Finland

Seminar language: English

Seminar fee: 15 €

Accommodation: possibility to book accommodation in double room at our dormitory. Restricted number of places.

Information:, +358 440 22 6021

Registration deadline: 13 February 2019



Open Minds Network

About the Project

The project sets the basis for a Nordic cooperation and exchange network on the theme of lifelong learning for adults with disabilities.

The Open Minds Network starts from the premises that people with disabilities should have access to high quality lifelong learning opportunities and a lot of such opportunities have been developed by organisations throughout the Nordic countries, we  want to focus on building a structural framework for exchange of good practice. The focus of the network is on identifying, exchanging and developing learning programmes that involve arts as a method of learning in its widest sense, from improving self-expression through painting to highly skilled computer-based media development. Another premise for participation in the network is encouraging programmes where people with disabilities do things by themselves for themselves, taking ownership of the learning process as much as possible and getting thus empowered.

Partners in the project are Tv Bra (NO), Viltis (LT), Art without borders (ISL), Kårkulla Samkommun (FI) and Västra Nylands folkhögskola (FI)

The project is supported by Nordplus and Sophie von Julins stiftelse.