Projects participatory media

Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme - transnational network to support collaborative, socially engaged art practice. Artist residencies and commissions and forums to reflect on collaborative practices, 2014-18.

The European Urban Media Network for Connecting Cities is a 4-year initiative to create an infrastructure for producing, presenting and circulating artistic and social content on media facades and screens in urban public space. The core network is formed by organisations in 11 European cities and the project is supported by EU Culture programme.


Media Facades Festival Helsinki is a festival of urban media presenting media art in the public space.

In 2007, m-cult carried out two research commissions from the Ministry of Justice Democracy unit. The projects involved mapping of participatory democracy practices and workshops which brought together policy-makers, designers and activists to exchange views and create new insights into citizen involvement in decision-making and politics.

M2HZ urban television from Helsinki: a mix of media art, community media, multicultural and experimental programmes.


Open media workshops have been developed at m-cult to support new, web-based production and distribution practices.

 The Finnish localisation of FLOSS Manuals, international network to create manuals on free/open source software.


Medios is a project which develops participatory and social media tools. Medios partners are Metropolia polytechnic, Helsinki city theatre and m-cult, and the project is funded by the European Social Fund in 2009-2011. In the project, m-cult realizes FLOSS Manuals Finland, wiki repository for free open, source manuals.

Creative Crossings seminar and workshop was organised by m-cult, BANFF and Arts Council of England and hosted by The Finnish Institute in London on April 26-27, 2004.