Ptarmigan is no longer operating in Helsinki.

Ptarmigan existed as a project space in Vallila from 2009-2011 and a mobile curatorial/creative platform until 2014. We no longer exist as an organised collective, but this website will continue to serve as an archive of the activities produced as/at Ptarmigan during these years.


From 17th-20th October 2013 Ptarmigan will collaborate with French based organisation Dimanche Rouge to realise part of the tri-national experimental performance festival Dimanche Rouge Estonia-Finland-France (DR.EFF for short).

Dimanche Rouge Estonia-Finland-France will bring together a host of prominent art institutions, alternative un-institutions and artist-run spaces, with over 100 of the most exciting performance artists coming from some 30 countries.

The aim of the festival is to present a diverse international platform to create exchange, dialogue and debate around the thriving experimental performance scene. In addition to the performances, the festival will also offer roundtable discussions, workshops and talks for artists and the general public.

Programs will be video streamed live and publicly screened at several locations worldwide. 

In Helsinki collaborating partners include: EMMA (Espoo Museum of Modern Art), Helsinki Art Museum, HIAP (Helsinki International Artist Programme), XL Art Space, Oksasenkatu11, and Presentaatio: Live Art Info Finland. 

The festival is co-produced by: Dimanche Rouge, Ptarmigan ry, Art Container/Polymer, and Le Generateur/Frasq.

Partially supported by the City of Helsinki Cultural Office.  Support for artists by the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia and the Korean Arts Council.  Additional support for some artists by the British Council, the Austrian, Hungarian, and Polish embassies in Tallinn, and Le Generateur/Frasq. Other support is pending. / UPDATES COMING SOON!