From August 19 to 22, representatives of the Rural Partnership Lielupe, Music and Arts Schools of Jelgava Local Municipality and Salgale in Ozolnieki Municipality (Latvia) participated in the events of the Art Week within LEADER International Cooperation Project “Rural Art (He-A.R.T)” and the experience exchange trip to Kankaanpää, Finland.
The “Buzz and happenings in Kankaanpää” event is organized by the local action group Pohjois-Satakunta in cooperation with Satakunta University of Applied Sciences.
During the visit the participants had an opportunity to get acquainted with the activities of the partnership Pohjois-Satakunta, which covers 11 municipalities’ territories (including 3 cities) with 41 733 inhabitants. We visited Satakunta University of Applied Sciences and the Art School Gallery, a recreation place in Karvia created by the famous Finnish singer Anne Mattila, where there is a cafe, a concert venue and a nature trail with various attractions and where there are singer`s paintings exhibited. We were also introduced with the various village community projects, fishing places created by municipalities, active recreation and sports facilities, as well as the Unesco Geopark project https://www.lauhanvuoriregion.fi/ and the Sandbox educational game in geography.
Teachers Anda Silgaile and Anita Antoņeviča organized and managed a creative workshop for children and young people from schools in Kankaanpää.