The Association of Finnish Printmakers is a national association of artists who specialize in graphic methods of artistic expression. The Association of Finnish Printmakers was founded in 1931, originally to improve the status and appreciation of graphic artists and to increase opportunities for exhibiting their work both in Finland and abroad.
The Association of Finnish Sculptors is a national union of professional sculptors founded in 1910. Its aim is to promote Finnish sculpture, safeguard the professional, economic and social interests of sculptors, promote their international co-operation, and stimulate public interest in sculpture. All sculptors with a proven record of professional activity can be accepted as members. Virtually every professional sculptor is a member.
The Association of Finnish Watercolour Art was founded in 1998. It has almost 700 members.
AV-arkki, aka. the Distribution Centre for Finnish Media Art, is a non-profit artists’ association. It was founded in 1989 and currently has approximately 210 Finnish artists as its members. Its main purpose is to promote the distribution of Finnish media art atfestivals, events, museums and galleries within Finland and internationally.
The Finnish Bioart Society, established May 2008 in Kilpisjärvi, is an organisation supporting, producing and creating activities around art and natural sciences, especially biology.
Founded in 1929, the Finnish Painters’ Union is a nation-wide organization of professional painters. It promotes visual arts and the professional and social interests of artists, providing its members with various services, such as guidance in matters related to taxation and benefits. Members regularly receive newsletters covering topical issues. The Union also serves as an expert body for authorities.
Black Wall Gallery / Vaasa Artist Association
Galleria 5 / Oulu Artist Association
Galleria Å / Turku Artist Association
Galleria Becker / Jyväskylä Artis Association
Galleria Kohina / Joensuu Artist Association
Galleria K / Vantaa Artist Association
Galleria Kone / Ars Häme ry
Galleria Rajatila / Rajataide ry
Galleria Rantakasarmi / Helsinki Artist Association
Galleria Tärinä / Riihimäki Artist Association
Kouta Gallery / Kouvola Artist Association
Gallery Ars Nova
Promenadigalleria / Hyvinkää Artist Association
Punnosen talo / Keuruu Artist Association
Uusi Kipinä / Lahti Artist Association
P-galleria / Pori Artist Association
Gallery Joella / Turku Printmakers Association
Galleria 3H+K / NYTE ry
Gallery Napa / Rovaniemi Artist Association
Mältinranta Art Centre / Tampere Artists’ Association
Taidetalo / Järvenpään taideseura ry
Galleria Aarni / Espoon kuvataiteilijat
Galleria Aapeli / Suomen taiteilijat ry.
The Mustarinda Association is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that was established in 2009 by a group of Helsinki artists. The association endeavours to preserve the diversity of nature and culture by bringing together artists, scientists and people from various public and private organizations for discussions, seminars, exhibitions, residencies, and happenings.
MUU is an artist-run interdisciplinary artist association founded in 1987 to represent and promote new and experimental forms of art. These include media art, performance, video, environmental, space and conceptual art, sound and other experimental modes of cultural production.
NYTE ry is an artist association founded in 1987 in Pori. NYTE represents and promotes performance, music and other contemporary and experimental forms of art.
Rajataide Association was formed to serve art and artists in 1996. The association’s members consist of artists and young professionals and students from other fields of culture.
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Espoon kuvataiteilijat ry. Visit page
Etelä-Karjalan taideseura ry. Visit page
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Hangon kuvataiteilijat ry. Visit page
Helsingin taiteilijaseura ry. Visit page
Hyvinkään taiteilijaseura ry. Visit page
Hämeenlinnan taiteilijaseura ry. Visit page
Iisalmenseudun kuvataideseura ry. Visit page
Joensuun taiteilijaseura ry. Visit page
Järvenpään taideseura ry. Visit page
Kajaanin kuvataiteilijat ry. Visit page
Karkkilan taiteilijaseura ry. Visit page
Kemin kuvataiteilijat ry. Visit page
Keuruun taiteilijaseura ry. Visit page
Taiteilijaseura Koillinen ry. Visit page
Kouvolan taiteilijaseura Kouta ry. Visit page
Kuhankosken Kilta ry. Visit page
Kuopion kuvataiteilijat ry Ars Libera. Visit page
Lahden taiteilijaseura ry. Visit page
Lapin taiteilijaseura ry. Visit page
Loimaan taideseura ry. Visit page
Länsi-Uudenmaan taiteilijaseura ry. Visit page
Mikkelin taiteilijaseura ry. Visit page
Nokian kuvataiteilijat ry. Visit page
Oulun taiteilijaseura -63 ry. Visit page
Pieksämäen kuvataideseura ry. Visit page
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Pirkkalan taideyhdistys ry. Visit page
Pohjalainen taiteilijaliitto ry. Visit page
Porin taidegraafikot ry. Visit page
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Porvoon taiteilijaseura ry. Visit page
Rauman taidegraafikot ry. Visit page
Rauman taiteilijaseura ry. Visit page
Riihimäen kuvataiteilijat ry. Visit page
Salon taiteilijaseura ry. Visit page
Seinäjoen taiteilijaseura ry. Visit page
Suomenselän taiteilijaseura ry. Visit page
Tampereen taiteilijaseura ry. Visit page
Turun taidegraafikot ry. Visit page
Turun taiteilijaseura ry. Visit page
Vaasan taiteilijaseura ry. Visit page
Valkeakosken kuvataiteilijat ry. Visit page
Vantaan taiteilijaseura ry. Visit page
Viipurin taiteilijaseura ry. Visit page
Ålands Konstförening rf / Ålandska Konstnärer rf. Visit page
The Arts Council of South Savo is the expert body of the Arts Promotion Centre Finland responsible for the region of South Savo. The arts council makes decisions regarding grants and awards for artists, artist groups and organizations within its area of responsibility on the basis of peer reviews. In addition, it provides expert advice and participates in the strategy work of the Arts Promotion Centre Finland.
The main aim of the Central Association of Finnish Photographic Organizations, Finnfoto, is to work for the benefit of all Finnish photographers, professional and amateur alike. As a member of the Kopiosto copyright organization in Finland, Finnfoto monitors the copyright of photographers, gives advice concerning copyright matters and oversees copyright legislation in Finland. Another key aim is to improve the status of photographers as well as their appreciation as professionals. Internationally Finnfoto is a member of the Pyramide Europe organization and a partner of various Scandinavian photographic organizations.
The Finnish Association of Designers Ornamo is an expert organization for designers. Ornamo advances the profession of designers and promotes the role of design in society.
The Photographic Artists’ Association was founded in 1988. It represents artists who use photography as their main vehicle of artistic expression. The Association is a national organization that promotes and supports Finnish photographic art and promotes the professional, economic and social interests of its members. Its activities consist mostly of providing information and counselling services to its members as well as organising exhibitions and other events involving photography.
The Union of Finnish Art Associations is the umbrella organisation for art associations in Finland. Established in 1938 it represents 6000 professional artists through its 52 nationwide member associations. The Union advocates strengthening the position of its regional member associations and safeguarding the livelihoods of artists across the country. The Union is one of the six members of the Artists’ Association of Finland.