Photo : Provinssi / Sami Salmela
Each year, Provinssi offers festival experiences to its audience in sideshow. The ambitious program numbers in the area have been part of the Provinssis identity since the very beginning of the festival. For example, in 1981, the Tuiskula Circus Orchestra, the Helsinki Student Theater, and the Emerging Theater group performed in Provinssi.
The 2020 sideshow and art search is now open!
From the beginning of Provinssi, the Sideshow has been important in creating festival experience. Provinssi expects the program and the arts to engage the public, as well as ecological thinking and environmentally friendly activities. The main themes for the visual province of the summer of 2020 are equality, diversity and responsibility. We encourage you to come up with new ideas and suggest implementations that we haven't even thought of! Do you know people with talents, who should hear about this opportunity? Tip them about the search.
Your group can be a professional, a hobby group, a group of friends or a whole new creator of any art! It may consist of yourself or fifty others. In the previous years, festival audience has enjoyed fire show, performances and dance processions, but don't stick your thoughts on what's been done in the past, but think about what's not yet been seen! Give us a hint of shows, that has not been experienced in Provinssi yet.
We in Provinssi want to encourage everyone to join in the festival of people, we also welcome applications from special groups!
Please note that the presentation, work or project may still be an idea at the application and not yet complete. Incomplete is not a barrier to sideshow and art search.
Sideshow in Provinssi
Photo : Provinssi / Kalle Marjamäki
Sideshow will be built with different artists, as well as amateur and professional. Inside the festival have been circus artists, samba parade, marching band, magicians and impro groups. Also in year 2019 we had beer yoga and festival predictions. Also in same year you might have seen impro songs, different music performances or even unicorns. Those moments are exciting, riveting and they will make Provinssi the way it is.
Provinssis sideshow and art appear at the event voluntarily. In addition to the festival bracelet, we also organize catering on selected dates for selected artists as well as accommodation and travel expenses, if required. Other benefits or commissions will be negotiated separately with artists or performance groups.
Photo : Provinssi / Niina Virtanen
In summer 2019 Provinssi started cooperation with Everyone’s Festival project. Everyone’s Festival are supported by ministry of education and culture. It addresses the issue of achieving inclusion and equality at festivals, also for the performers. The goal is to increase the recognition and visibility of festivals and events that enhance non-discrimination and set an example for equality.
In year 2019 throughout Everyone’s Festival Provinssi had stand up comedians Sokko & Mamu and troubadour Jukka Törmä.