Space for Free Arts is an event space for the students in The University of The Arts Helsinki to organize their exhibitions, concerts, performances and other events. The space is located in Katri Valan Puisto -park’s shelter in the area of Sörnäinen, Helsinki. The entry is opposite of Vilhonvuorenkuja 16.
Contact: info(at)vapaantaiteentila(dot)fi / 040 7104227
- total venue size approx. 600 m2
- 4 x walls (2,2 x 2,2 m) with wheels. 4 kpl 2m x 2,2 m
- 3x 16 A fuse
- n. 30-40 pieces of chairs
- 4 tables
- refrigerator, coffeemaker, waterboiler, kitchenware
- 2 toilets
- basic woodworking tools
- 2 kpl ladders
- 2 x Laser Imagineering Frisbee
- 3 x Art Lighting Fresnel 500w
- Chamsys Magic Q PC-wing Compact + PC laptop
- n. 40 m DMX-cable
- schuko approx. 100 m
- 1 x Botex DPX-620 III – 6-channel dimmer pack (max. 1000W/channel)
- Videoprojector: PANASONIC pT DW6300E
- Videoprojector: Sony VPL-CH350 3LCD WUXGA
- Mediaplayer: BrightSign HD1024, 4K UHD
- VGA, DVI-I, HDMI cabels and adapters
From Vilhonvuorenkuja to the Space for Free Arts (bombmshelter) there is a downhill (8m) covered with cobblestones.
The doorstep is 2,5cm high and the door 127cm wide (it’s also possible to open another door next to this one).
There’s another downhill (20m) inside with concrete floor. On the way down there are two ramps (wide 80cm) going over footsteps (high 13cm).
Doorstep to the performance space is 5,5cm high and the door 127cm wide (it’s also possible to open another door next to this one).
Doorstep in toilet 3cm and wide of the door 70cm.
Space for Free Arts locates in opposite of Vilhonvuorenkuja 16
Floor plan and dimensions
Pictures from venue
Space for Free Arts’ terms and conditions 1.1.2020
Intention of use
Space for Free Arts is an event space governed by The University of the Arts Student Union and funded by The University of the Arts Helsinki (Uniarts). The space hosts art – art works, performances, gigs, exhibitions, festivals, workshops, evenings and more – and can only be reserved for events whose main content is in art. There is no producer in the space, but the person booking the space acts as the event organizer and is responsible for everything related to the event.
Right of use
The space can be reserved for use by any student of Uniarts or an alumni who has graduated from Uniarts in the last three years. The working group may also include members from outside Uniarts, but the main responsibility for the event and its artistic content must be the for the student from the Uniarts. The person reserving the space and the person in charge must also be an Uniarts student and must be present during the event (a valid student card must be presented when applying for the space key). The same person can book the space for a maximum of 3 days per month.
The facility is only open from 07:00 to 22:00. Reservations are made by default for the entire day.
The space can be reserved per project for a maximum of 3 days per person participating in the project. Person has to be entitled to reserve the space, and the reservation has to include a public event in the space. In the case of a working group, it is possible to reserve the space for a longer period of time and the maximum booking per project is 2 weeks. For training purposes, the time limit is 1 day per person participating in project, however, a maximum of 3 days per project in total.
If the space is to be reserved for a special reason (eg. thesis) for a period longer than the above limits, an exemption can be requested from the Board of The University of the Arts Student Union. The free-form application is submitted to info(at)vapaantaiteentila(dot)com and must contain the same information as in the basic reservation, as well as the reasons for a longer reservation. Exemptions are granted by the Student Union Board on the basis of general principles on a case-by-case basis.
Making the reservation
The reservation is made by sending a reservation message from the uniarts.fi e-mail address to info(at)vapaantaiteentila(dot)fi. Reservations must be made no later than the Friday of the week preceding the event; in urgent cases, contact the space coordinator by telephone. Include the following information in your message:
Message title: RESERVATION, event name, date
– Name of the event,
– a description of the event with details,
– desired date,
– attach a picture to the event, if possible
– full name, Academy / status, e-mail address and telephone number of the booker.
Reservations will be confirmed by the Space for Free Arts coordinator. As there may be several near-simultaneous booking requests for the same time, the order of the bookings is ultimately confirmed through the space coordinator.
Keys and tickets
The space keys will be given to the organizers 1 per event. The key is obtained from the coordinator of the space.
Admission tickets may be sold. However, the events must always be free of charge for the Uniarts students, and for other students the maximum ticket price is 5 euros. The price of a basic ticket is freely determinable. The person reserving the space is responsible for the money transfer.
Organizer’s responsibility and cleaning
The booker of the space is responsible for any possible mess, damage and disruption that occurs in the space during booking. The booker is also responsible for keeping the event in order and is responsible for ensuring that the public does not cause any disturbance at or near the door of the space on Vilhonvuorenkuja during or after the event.
The cleaning of the space is also the responsibility of the booker, and the space must be in the same condition at the end of the booking as it was at the beginning of the event. If necessary, the amount set aside for event expenses may be withheld to clean up the space or repair any damage. So make sure you clean up after yourself and keep the space in good condition! In clear cases of misuse, student responsible of the reservation may also be banned from using the space for a maximum of 6 months. Prohibition of use may also be imposed if the space has been intentionally reserved with incorrect information in purpuse to violate the Right of use or Intention of use for the outside use of the Uniarts or for clearly non-artistic use.
Reimbursement of expenses
The event can be reimbursed up to a maximum of € 100 under the following conditions:
Before the event:
– precise details of the event (dates and times, program or exhibition details and possible ticket prices) have been provided to the coordinator by the Friday of the previous week
– the event is public and open to the public (no reimbursement is paid for training use).
After the event:
– the space has been reorganized and cleaned, the rubbish has been removed and the technology has been restored to its place
– the event is documented (see below for details).
All reimbursable expenses must be directly related to the event or its organization. Alcoholic beverages are reimbursed up to a maximum of 30 euros.
Receipts and documentation
Please email the space coordinator a maximum of 1 week after the event:
– 2-3 photos of the event,
– estimated audience,
– your payment information (IBAN and BIC),
– scanned receipts for expenses, which also show the VAT component,
– feedback on the use of the space (optional).
All contacts related to the use of the space will be handled by the Space for Free Arts Coordinator. Best reached by text messages and email. Phone inquiries only Mon – Fri 9 am – 4 pm. There is no on-call in the space, so make an appointment by the Friday of the previous week if you want to visit in the space.