The ACCAC Culture 2.0 Festival will be postponed until 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

ACCAC Finland and its main partner (the City of Tampere) have made a responsible decision to postpone the ACCAC Culture 2.0 Festival scheduled for this autumn by one year. The exact dates of the 2021 event will be announced as soon as possible, after new facility reservations have been made and other groundwork has been completed.

The reason for this decision is the COVID-19 virus and resulting uncertainty about the near future and how our global community will manage the situation. At a time when people’s movements are being restricted for health reasons, we cannot prepare to welcome participants from more than 20 countries and every continent. The health and safety of people is our most important value.

Preparations for the event were already well under way, and we have been ready to publish the festival programme since March. Now our focus is to ensure that this amazing programme takes place one year later – after the world has recovered from this crisis and coronavirus is under control.

Stay safe!
Kirsi Mustalahti, Founder of ACCAC

ACCAC Global is invited to share our experience on inclusion and diversity

The seminar is part of the Korea-Nordic Connection program taking place in Helsinki; Nordisk kulturkontact (Kaisaniemenkatu 9, Helsinki) on August 20 between 10 am and 3 pm. The program aims to create connections for cooperation between Nordic and Korean performing arts professionals. The theme in 2019 is accessibility. Collaboration partners are CircusInfo Finland and Dance Info Finland, Performing Arts Hub Norway, Swedish Arts Council, Danish Arts Foundation, and Korea Arts Management Service.***

The Accessibility in Performing Arts is a seminar for all performing arts professionals interested in accessibility. The seminar introduces Finnish and Nordic projects and artists with special expertise in inclusion in art. In addition to case presentations, the second part of the seminar will be a moderated talk about, among other things, what inclusion in performing arts means in an international working environment and what are the future prospects for inclusion in performing arts.


Introduction to Finnish organisers focusing on
accessibility and inclusivity in arts:
Kirsi Mustalahti, Accessible Arts and Culture ACCAC
/ Everyone’s festival
Outi Salonlahti, Culture for All
Ceyda Berk Söderblom and Sepideh Rahaa, Globe
Art Point
12-1pm Lunch (self-financed)
1-2:30pm A Panel discussion moderated by Outi Salonlahti.
Participants: Beniamino Borghi (FI), Sally Davison
(FI), Geddy Aniksdal (NO), Kirsi Mustalahti (FI) and
Nikolai Klix (FI)
2:30-3pm Coffee and mingling

Participants at the panel:
Beniamino Borghi, Independent choreographer
Sally Davison, DanceAbility Teacher, Master Trainer, Choreographer and Artistic Director of Kaaos Company
Geddy Aniksdal, Director and actor
Kirsi Mustalahti, Founder of ACCAC Global
Nikolai Klix, Secretary for Culture Affairs

Outi Salonlahti is Accessibility Advisor and Project Coordinator at Culture for All. She has studied cultural management and cultural policy. She has also worked for small theatre companies and culture associations.

The TING-hall in the Nordic Culture Point is accessible. Unfortunately an induction loop cannot be used at the TING hall, because of the electromagnetic disturbance coming from outside sources. Assistant dogs are welcome.

The seminar is open to everyone interested, so see you there.

ACCAC Nepal is hosting an international conference in December

ACCAC Nepal is hosting an international conference and culture program focusing on diversity and social inclusion. The conference will take place between 11 and 14 December 2018 in Kathmandu. ACCAC Nepal has announced an Open Call for artists and presenters focusing on inclusive art, sport and remarkable practices and experiences to develop the diversity in society and best practices on how the quality of services can improve social inclusion. 2018 December 11-14, Kathmandu Hotel Yak and Yeti.

* We believe that powerful experiences are a great way to change attitudes and how people view the world around them.
* Arts and culture belong to us all.
* Our aim is to offer a platform for various target groups and to disseminate information about equal opportunities to participate with accessible services for all.

Let’s make it – All together
Let’s show – Quality is equality
Let’s – Enjoy Culture
Read more from ACCAC Nepal website

Accessible art presented in Espoo – performers around the world and an important message

Can you picture yourself playing Marimba without seeing? Or dancing tango in a wheelchair? Even the daily routines for some of us seem impossible to others, like going to the supermarket with a physical disability or singing when you’re deaf. The event, where the audience can witness when impossible becomes possible, will be held in Espoo Cultural Centre on 19 August 2017.

The event is ACCAC kickoff Espoo 2017 and it’s free and open for all. ACCAC is an abbreviation of Accessible Arts and Culture. The organizer is an Espoo-based ACCAC Global organization which aims for a more equal and accessible world for all. This growing international organization works now in Finland, Egypt, and Korea. To meet its goals organization arranges events to raise awareness and promote change. Our events bring together artists, athletes, teachers, administrators, and event planners to network, experiment with new ideas in practice, and exchange information about different areas of accessibility.

The upcoming event organized in collaboration with the City of Espoo is starred by South Korean Jeon Kyungho, the World First visual impairment Marimba player and also a percussionist. For him, the disability is not an overcoming matter but the driving force. His performance has been taking center stage in worldwide. He successfully represented performances in Paris, Hong Kong, New York, etc. Also performing in the event Glims & Gloms dance theatrePirkanmaa wheelchair dancersEgyptian folk dance Tanoura and possible surprise acts.

ACCAC events have been held in Finland already from 2013. International ACCAC events are planned to take place in Algeria, Egypt, South Korea, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal and Mongolia before 2019.

Event time: 19.8.2017 at 19.00, duration 2h 30min
Venue: Tapiola Hall, Espoo Cultural Centre
Address: Kulttuuriaukio 2, 02100 Espoo-Finland
Free and open for all
Supporting the event: City of Espoo, Espoo Cultural Centre, Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism Korea, Ministry of Education and Culture Finland, Disability Arts & Culture Center (KR), Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Youth and Sports Egypt, ACCAC Finland, ACCAC Korea and ACCAC Egypt.
Photos: Percussionist Jeon Kyungho,
photo: Noh Sunwoo

More information: Kirsi Mustalahti, +358-45-8557115,,

[Aamulehti] Kirsi Mustalahti working in the Arab countries says no to the veil: ”We can work together”

Kirsi Mustalahti and President of ACCAC Egypt Mohamed A Kareem having a meeting in Aswan International Women Film Festival in a sunny terrace in front of the Nile river

News originally published in Finnish media Aamulehti on March 12, 2017. Read the original story:

Kirsi Mustalahti working in the Arab countries says no to the veil: ”We can work together”

Culture and event manager Kirsi Mustalahti from Tampere-Finland is spreading the word of an international network ACCAC (Accessible Arts and Culture). Through art you can give everyone a chance to show their talent.