Culture belongs to everyone. However, not everyone can afford to buy tickets to, for example, the museum, theatre or concerts. Kaikukortti has been developed as a solution to this problem.
Kaikukortti card can be used to get free tickets to, for example, festivals, the theatre or concerts or to pay for adult education centre courses. Kaikukortti is non-transferrable and free of charge. Kaikukortti is valid for one year at a time. Kaikukortti is being tested in Tornio until the end of 2019.
You are eligible for Kaikukortti, if:
To obtain a Kaikukortti card you do not need to show any documents to prove your income.
You can use Kaikukortti to get a ticket for many cultural venues in Tornio, such as museums, festivals and concerts. Tornio’s Kaikukortti network includes a total of about 10 cultural venues and most of their programme. You can also use Kaikukortti to participate in all of the courses offered by Tornio Adult Education Centre.
The cultural venues in the Kaikukortti network state on their own websites which events, shows or courses Kaikukortti can be used for. You can also telephone them and ask what they offer that is covered by Kaikukortti.
In addition to Tornio’s Kaikukortti offering, you can also use Kaikukortti to get tickets to cultural events organised by other localities, like Kemi, Rovaniemi and Oulu. These events can be viewed in more detail at the Culture for Everybody services’ website at www.kulttuuriakaikille.fi/kaikukortti.
Tickets to the three museums of the Finnish National Gallery in Helsinki (Ateneum Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma and Sinebrychoff Art Museum) are also available with Kaikukortti.
With Kaikukortti, you can get a ticket through the cultural venue’s own ticket sales channel. Be prepared to show your Kaikukortti and its number when getting the ticket. You cannot use Kaikukortti to get tickets from an online shop.
If you get a ticket through a commercial ticket booker, you have to pay a service charge even though the ticket itself is free of charge. It is possible to get tickets directly from most cultural actors without having to pay a service charge.
If you want to take an Adult Education Centre course, enrol for the course as usual in advance and then telephone or visit the Education Centre office to give your Kaikukortti number.
There may be a limited number of Kaikukortti tickets and course places available.
Bring your Kaikukortti with you when attending the cultural event or course. The staff may request to see your Kaikukortti.
If your family includes children under the age of 16, you can also use your Kaikukortti to get tickets for them when you attend the event together. If you are a grandparent, you can also acquire free tickets for your grandchildren when you attend the event together.
The social and healthcare actors that distribute Kaikukortti also have Kaikukortti for communities. Its purpose is to make it easier for clients to participate. An employee can use Kaikukortti for communities to get a free entrance ticket for him/herself when he/she organises a small group visit for one or more clients with Kaikukortti. Other members of the community, such as students or volunteers, may also use the card. A prerequisite for using the Kaikukortti card for communities is that each member of the small group has a Kaikukortti card of their own.
In addition, an employee can use Kaikukortti for communities to get free tickets for him/herself and clients who are under the age of 16 and whose families are financially hard-pressed, when he/she organises a small group visit for them. Clients under the age of 16 do not have their own Kaikukorttis, as the age limit for Kaikukortti is 16.
If you are interested in going to an event with a small group or an employee, you should ask if an employee of a community distributing Kaikukortti would like to attend the cultural event with you.
Kaikukortti for communities cannot be used for courses organised by the Tornio Adult Education Centre.
The escort, guide or assistant of a person using the Kaikukortti card is entitled to a free ticket. The assistant may for example be an assistant of a person with physical disabilities, a guide of a visually impaired person or an instructor of a person with developmental disabilities. An interpreter may be a sign language interpreter, speech-to-text interpreter or spoken language interpreter. The holder of the Kaikukortti card needs to get a ticket for the assistant or interpreter at the same time they get their own ticket.
The aim of Kaikukortti is to improve the opportunities of people who are financially hard-pressed to enjoy art and culture. Kaikukortti is used at several Finnish localities. The goal is to take the Kaikukortti into permanent use across Finland in all municipalities that are interested in it. You can use your Kaikukortti for cultural events organised at any Kaikukortti locality. Kaikukortti events organised at various localities can be viewed in more detail at the Culture for Everybody services’ website at www.kulttuuriakaikille.fi/kaikukortti