There are five permanent members at the Cultural Centre. Their offices and rehearsal spaces are situated in the building.
The international multi-arts Jyväskylä Festival (Jyväskylän Kesä) had its 65th anniversary, which makes it the oldest annually held festival in the Nordic Countries.
Film Centre of Central Finland
The Film Centre of Central Finland (Keski-Suomen Elokuvakeskus ry, KSEK) is a cultural association established in the year 2000. It operates in the area of Central Finland and has its office located in Jyväskylä. The goal of the association is to improve and contribute to the field of cinema and other audio-visual culture by arranging information services, education and film pedagogic activities. Supplying different types of public events from screenings to lectures are the association’s main principles. The association aims to be a link between film-makers, promoters, filmgoers and researchers.
KSEK’s film screening present diversified, international cinema. The spectators have an exceptional chance to enjoy quality films that might be difficult to see otherwise. The scale of films shown covers both famous directors and more uncommon names, ranging from a variety of countries to different eras of cinema’s history.
Other activities of KSEK: The Film Centre of Central Finland takes actively part in the education of children’s audio-visual media skills. School cinema (Koulukino, www.koulukino.fi) offers the pupils – and equally their teachers – a possibility to see films projected on a big screen and talk through their viewing experiences. In the travelling animation workshop (Kiertävä animaatiopaja) school kids get positive feelings and learn the basics about the process of filmmaking through their own action. KSEK also brings cinema to the counties with, for example, the touring theatre Kino Metso (Kiertueteatteri Kino Metso) which offers film events throughout towns of Central Finland. We also rent out film projection equipment so contact us if you got an idea for a film event you want to organize.
Children's Music Orchestra Loiskis
Children’s Music Orchestra Loiskis is a professional orchestra from Finland and it´s hometown is Jyväskylä. Loiskis has specialize in the children´s music and performs for children and families everywhere: in daycares, at schools and in festivals about 150 times a year. The orchestra has about 20 different programs and part of them with famous soloists. The mainly acoustical music consists of large amount of instruments and different kind of styles: rythmmusic, folk, etnomusic with swing and beauty. Loiskis also makes recordings almost every year. The orchestra gets its largest subsidies from The Ministry of Education and Culture and city of Jyväskylä. In the Orchestra there works four musicians and a producer.
Musicians and their main instruments:
Pekka Nättinen, conductor: guitars, song, clarinet, saxophone
Tomi Nurmi: violin, banjo, mandolin, song, keyharp
Marianne Oivo: keyboards, piano, accordion, song
Pekka Törmänen: double bass, percussions, song
Regional Dance Centre of Central Finland (KSTK)
The Regional Dance Centre of Central Finland (KSTK, es. 2004) is a part of the country-wide network of dance centres, and has professional members from the Central Finland area.
Theatre group Teatterikone (es. 2013) is a small and flexible professional theatre group.