In early 2016, the Helsinki Model project of the City of Helsinki Cultural Office was set in motion in Vuosaari. The objective is to foster community spirit in the Vuosaari area, and to create new opportunities for local residents to experience culture and make art part of their daily lives. Klockriketeatern, KOM-teatteri and the Finnish Museum of Photography were chosen as partners for the project in Vuosaari.
In addition to Vuosaari, the Helsinki Model will be implemented in the districts of Jakomäki, Kaarela and Maunula between 2016 and 2018. The Helsinki Model is a new kind of model for participatory local cultural work. The aim is to reinforce community spirit, positive development and distinctive profiles in districts outside the city centre. The idea is to create opportunities for residents in various districts to experience culture and make art part of their daily lives. At the centre of the project are interaction and cooperation between local residents and arts organisations, efforts to find more diverse ways of working and, thereby, new audiences for art and culture.