Tampere Music Festivals is part of the City Culture Unit of the City of Tampere. Our operating procedures are rooted in the Tampere Strategy 2030, which focuses on equal individuals, active communities, carbon-neutral action and being a pioneer of the future. This page is a summary of what we are doing to put this responsibility agenda into practice.
This is how responsibility is reflected in our operations.
PHOTOS: Laura Vanzo / Visit Tampere
We are involved in networks that promote responsibility.
Sateenkaarimerkki / We Speak Gay
We are a member of the rainbow-friendly We Speak Gay community. We are committed to treating all our artists, employees and customers respectfully and equally regardless of gender, race, age, nationality, religion, culture or sexual orientation. The goal of the We Speak Gay community is to make Finland more empathetic and more inclusive, the world’s rainbow-friendliest destination for visitors.
The Tampere Vocal Music Festival is a ‘Choose Responsibly’ operator. The members of this service comply with responsibility criteria defined for their respective sectors and thus represent responsible choices for visitors to and residents of Tampere.
We are a member of the Kaikukortti network, the purpose of which is to improve the potential of adolescents, adults and families in difficult financial circumstances to attend cultural events and to engage in the arts as a pastime. For further information on how to use the Kaikukortti card, see the ‘Tickets’ page.
The principles of a safer event and harassment contact person.
1. We give space to everyone
All people are equal. You are welcome as you are, regardless of your ancestry, ethnicity, language, nationality, age, gender identity, gender expression, medical condition, political, religious or cultural background, opinion, sexual orientation, family background, disability, social or economic status or any other factor that affects you. We respect the right of self-determination and the right of every individual to be themselves.
2. We do not tolerate discrimination, harassment or violent behaviour
Everyone has the right to enjoy our events undisturbed.
3. We notice and respect each others’ boundaries
No one is to be touched without their permission, and no one is to be harassed – verbally, non-verbally or physically.
4. Safety is a joint effort
If you experience or witness harassment, discrimination or other inappropriate conduct, please contact the event staff. If your actions offend others, be prepared to listen and to act differently.
If any person violates the ‘safe event’ principles or persists in offensive behaviour despite being told not to, the staff have the right to remove such a person from the event.
Harassment contact person
If you experience or witness sexual, racist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist or other harassment or any other inappropriate behaviour at our festival, please contact the staff at the venue and/or our harassment contact person: Executive Director Minnakaisa Kuivalainen, tel. 050 405 225, firstname.lastname@example.org. All contacts will be kept confidential, and if you do get in touch you may also request that the matter not be taken forward if you so wish.