ESKUS Performance Center, Helsinki
The Performance Center Eskus is a synergy house for artists working within performance art, live art, and contemporary theater. It is located in Helsinki, Suvilahti, in a rough but beautiful old electrical power plant area The center hosts four rehearsal studios, a lounge for smaller events, an open office, and a gallery.
Eskus supports artists in regard to internationalization, and professional development. Eskus offers a residency programme for local and international artists. In addition, Eskus brings live art activities into schools and into the surrounding community.
The Performance Center Eskus was founded in April 2009 by five Finnish performing arts companies specialized in live art and performance art. The founding companies are Oblivia, Reality Research Center, Presentaatio, Other Spaces and Performing Arts Society. All of them are well established in Finland and enjoy an excellent international reputation thanks to their artistic profile.