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Design, 
learn and 
create new

Welcome
to the Kuopio
Academy
of Design


The Kuopio Academy of Design is a school, open for everyone, that offers basic-level art studies and courses on design every term for children, young people, adults and seniors.

Enjoy the creativity, new insights and the joy of doing together!

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Inspiring 
design projects 

The purpose of the projects is to increase design knowledge and education in Finland. Our goal is to develop the field together with businesses, organizations and others and to increase collaboration and social benefits through design education.

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Venue rental and the residency for designers

Piispantalo’s premises in Kuopio are available for rental for different kinds of meetings and events.

DESIGN Kuopio Residency offers international designer and artist guests facilities and time to focus on production or research. The residency collaboration includes teaching, workshops with supplies, space for work and research, and accommodation.

Venue rental Residency for designers

Design Union

Professional services in design and design education

Design Union is in charge of producing professional design services. We design, produce and implement design training, courses and study modules for municipalities, organizations, companies and communities in accordance with basic art education. We also coach teachers’ pedagogical capabilities.

Learn more about Design Union