In the Myrsky (Storm) programme, young people between the ages of 12 and 29 create art from their own perspectives, guided by professional artists. All art forms are represented, from theatre to comics and from circus to film. Young people find their own identities, their self confidence grows, and they gain profound experiences of community.
Myrsky provides project funding to support youth art projects in Finland. The large-scale Myrsky projects led by artists and communities are designed particularly for youth in difficult life situations. Through Myrsky, young people can create art inspired by their own perspectives and ideas and guided by professionals.
The starting point for Myrsky is the idea of art as an empowering influence on the lives of youth. When creating art, the self-esteem and social skills of young people are strengthened, making it easier for them to find their place in the world. In the Myrsky programme, all young people get an equal opportunity for creative self-actualisation through art.