Frame is an advocate for Finnish contemporary art. We support international initiatives, facilitate professional partnerships, and promote the visibility of Finnish art abroad through grants, a visitor programme and residencies, seminars and talks, exhibition collaborations and network platforms. Frame is the commissioner of Finland’s presentation at the Venice Biennale. Frame is funded by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture.
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Mission

We support international partnerships and collaboration within the field of contemporary art.

We promote Finnish contemporary art abroad.

We advocate contemporary art in Finland.

 

Vision

Frame is an expert on international contemporary art and art networks.

Finnish contemporary art has a visible presence abroad and Finnish art professionals are well connected internationally.

Contemporary art is widely recognised as an enriching asset in Finnish society.

Values

Openness

Effectiveness

Speed

Strategic goals 2013–17

Frame’s five strategic core goals:

  • Increase the international visibility and presence of Finnish contemporary art;
  • Strengthen the international expertise and cross-border networks of Finnish art professionals;
  • Collect and disseminate facts and figures on contemporary art in Finland;
  • Strengthen Frame’s influence within the political arena;
  • Create tools for measuring the impacts and results of Frame’s work.

Board of Directors

Frame’s work is guided by a Board of Directors, whose members are all experts in the fields of art and culture.

The members of the Board of Directors for 2015–2018 are:

  • Hanna Maria Anttila, Director of the Distribution Centre for Finnish Media Art
  • Jan Förster, Director of Kunsthalle Helsinki
  • Jan Kaila, Artist, Professor, Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, University of the Arts Helsinki
  • Henna Paunu, Chief Curator, EMMA (Espoo Museum of Modern Art)
  • Anna-Kaisa Rastenberger, Professor, Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, University of the Arts Helsinki
  • Jyrki Siukonen, PhD in Visual Arts
  • Tomas Träskman, Degree Programme Director at Arcada University of Applied Arts

The Council

The Frame Council consists of 13 members representing Frame’s founding organisations.

The members of the council for 2015–2018 are:

City of Espoo: Päivi Liedes
City of Helsinki: Maija Tanninen-Mattila
City of Lahti: Timo Simanainen
City of Oulu: Anna-Riikka Hirvonen
City of Tampere: Lauri Savisaari
City of Turku: Olli Immonen
City of Vantaa: Kati Huovinmaa
Pro Artibus Foundation: Sabina Westerholm
The Fine Arts Academy of Finland: Johanna Kiivaskoski
Finnish Art Society: Lasse Saarinen
The Artists’ Association of Finland: Kalle MustonenMaaria Märkälä and Satu-Minna Suorajärvi