The AAVE Festival is a yearly international event organized in Helsinki since 2010. Our mission is to represent, promote and showcase different forms of audiovisual arts and thus unite different genres and audiences. This is not a mere film or media art festival, but an event that aims to open the gates to the vast world of the moving image.
The ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival is an international contemporary arts festival presenting site-specific works made for public spaces. The ANTI Festival presents live, sonic, visual and text-based art from today’s most exciting and innovative artists in the Finnish town of Kuopio. Free of charge, the ANTI Festival is a meeting place for artists and audiences fascinated by how art shapes and responds to the places and spaces of everyday life.
Art Centre Purnu organizes yearly summer exhibitions on changing themes. The exhibitions focus on Finnish contemporary art.
Art Centre Salmela, located in Mäntyharju in Eastern Finland, produces a multicultural programme of art exhibitions, concerts and lectures every summer.
Art Fair Suomi is a meeting point of art for the public, artists and other art professionals. It is an international contemporary art festival consisting of sales exhibitions and various art events. Art Fair Suomi is organized annually at Kaapelitehdas in Helsinki.
The ART Ii Biennale of Northern Environmental and Sculpture Art is a showcase of ecologically sustainable artworks displayed in the heritage landscapes of Ii. The biennale is organized by the KulttuuriKauppila Art Centre. The artworks are created in ten days with the assistance of the inhabitants of the small town of Ii, located on the northern coast of Finland. The ART Ii Seminar gathers together professional artists, curators, representatives and officers from art and culture organizations and institutions as well as politicians to consider and develop current issues in the field of northern environmental and sculpture art.
Baltic Circle is an international festival for contemporary theatre organized annually in November in Helsinki. The Baltic Circle Festival also hosts many contemporary visual artists, groups and projects as part of its programme.
Checkpoint Helsinki is a contemporary art organization, established in 2013.
Chekpoint Helsinki commissions and produces the contemporary art of the future, inviting international artists and curators to work in Finland.
Cirko works to promote and develop contemporary Finnish circus. Cirko also offers working residencies for circus professionals, as well as organizes annually the largest Nordic contemporary circus festival. Cirko is located in Suvilahti, Helsinki.
ArtHelsinki International Contemporary Art Event was held in September 7-11, 2016 at the Messukeskus Expo and Convention Center in Helsinki, in connection with the Habitare Furniture, Interior and Design Fair. In 2017 contemporary art will be seen as a part of Habitare, 13-18 Sept, as an own theme area Habitare Art. Habitare Art will replace the previous event ArtHelsinki.
The Haihatus Art Centre organizes a yearly summer exhibition of contemporary art in Joutsa.
Helsinki Festival is the largest arts festival in Finland, organized annually late in summer. The festival’s aim is to make art accessible for all.
The annual IHME Contemporary Art Festival produces a major commissioned work of art in a public space. IHME also offers a programme of arts projects in schools and community groups. The Festival has a varied programme ranging from discussions and debates to video art and workshops. It is open to the public free of charge.
Mänttä Art Festival is a contemporary art festival organized yearly in Mänttä. It was first arranged in 1993. Originally a biennial event, the festival has been arranged annually since 1999.
ONOMA, the cooperative of Artisans, Designers and Artists in Fiskars, organizes yearly summer exhibitions in Fiskars Village in Raasepori. The main focus is on Finnish contemporary crafts, design and art.
Every second year since 1985, Rauma Biennale Balticum has presented an overview of topical contemporary art from the Baltic Sea region at the Rauma Art Museum.
The Turku biennial is an international contemporary art event organized every two years in the Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova museum in Turku. The biennial consists of exhibitions, guided tours, seminars, workshops and voting for the audience favourite.
Villa Roosa organizes yearly summer exhibitions of contemporary art in Orimattila.