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.


Welcome back to Ptarmigan.  Though we no longer have our Nilsiänkatu home, we are excited to be organising events in various locations, and we will be continuing our focus on workshops, participatory projects, and residencies.  We are most excited to be partnering with Oksasenkatu 11 in Töölö.  We will be organising events in their space as well as others, beginning with the after-event for the premiere of Invisible Forces by Juliacks, on Saturday 9 April.

We will also be introducing some new projects to Ptarmigan, such as ArtHOP, and bringing back some of the recurring events we organised in 2011, such as Labyrinths and Rings and Svamp (which we will be organising in partnership with Äänen Lumo).  

The second Ptarmigan will be opening in Tallinn at the end of April.  Please check out our Estonian satellite website for information on

As always, you can find out about Ptarmigan events here, through our Facebook group, our Twitter account, or our Google Calendar.  Thanks again to everybody who has supported us through attending events, creating projects, and being part of our community.  We are glad to be back.