Life Skills for Youth Through Art

In the Tenho (‘fascination’) programme, young people with no study place or job can participate in art activities in six municipalities in Finland. In the film, circus and theatre workshops, youth can get to know themselves better, learn to work with others, set goals for themselves and commit to achieving them. In Tenho, young people gain tools that make it easier to move on to studies or working life.

The Tenho programme is carried out in cooperation with five art organisations, Laurea University of Applied Sciences, and the Finnish Youth Research Society. Oulun tähtisirkus, the Pirkanmaa Film Centre, Sirkus Magenta, the Vaara collective, and Varkaus theatre work together with the municipalities of Helsinki, Kajaani, Oulu, Tampere, Vantaa, and Varkaus as well as Kainuu Social and Health Services, and the Kainuu Regional Council.

The three-year Tenho programme is funded by the European Social Fund, the Children and Youth Foundation and the municipalities participating in the project. In Finland, the body in charge is the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health.