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Visual Arts

The visual arts help me
to understand the world
more comprehensively.

- Eeva

© Antti Luostarinen / Hahmo
Last modified: 02.09.2016

Visual Arts

Finland is home to over 3000 active visual artists. Our task is to support the work of these artists and to make sure that their art is displayed publicly.

The National Council for Visual Arts supports, for example, galleries and other exhibition space maintained by artist groups and associations. The exhibitions held at these venues present topical and interesting art for members of the public to enjoy. 

Admission to these art galleries is free of charge, and there is no purchase obligation. It is often possible to borrow works of art to decorate one's home. Private art galleries are not eligible for direct state support.

The majority of state grants and subsidies for the visual arts are allocated by the Ministry of Education and Culture. For example, most art museums receive statutory support from the ministry.

Last modified: 19.01.2012
Nomination of candidates for arts councils underway

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Taike’s online services operating at reduced capacity – submit your application before the deadline

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Taike’s online services are currently unavailable due to a technical issue. The application period for state artist grants has been extended until 4:00pm on Monday 9 April.

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Taike’s online services functioning normally again – technical issue resolved

The fault in our online services has been fixed. Our online services now function normally.

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Taike’s online services currently unavailable due to a technical issue – application periods extended

Taike’s online services are currently unavailable due to a technical issue. The cause of the problem will be clarified during the course of the day on Thursday 15 March.

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The Arts Promotion Centre Finland (Taike) has awarded its #movingart theme year prize to the Artists at Risk residence programme. The amount awarded is 5000 euros. Taike Director Minna Sirnö...

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Arts and Culture Barometer 2017: Young artists

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Children and young people make street art on 1st of December all over Finland

The 4th annual Arts Promotion Day will feature multifaceted and multidimensional street art. Over a dozen events throughout Finland will highlight youth culture and allow children and young people...

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Central Arts Council appoints new members to arts councils for the next two-year term

The Central Arts Council of the Arts Promotion Centre Finland has appointed 75 art experts for the seven national arts councils for the 2017-18 term. In addition, 112 members have been appointed...

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The Right to Art – United Nations Day Seminar at the Arts Promotion Centre Finland

The Arts Promotion Centre Finland is organising a seminar on United Nations Day, Monday 24 October 2016, to discuss art, artistic work, international migration and the effects of these on the...

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New e-mail addresses for the Arts Promotion Centre Finland (Taike)

The new e-mail address format for Taike as of 1 June 2016 is: firstname.lastname@taike.fi

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The Arts Promotion Centre Finland requests candidates for national and regional arts councils to be nominated by 15 June. The Central Arts Council shall appoint the members for the 2017-18 term in...

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Community-art triennial starts at the IHME Contemporary Art Festival

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Theme year aims to promote culture for children and young people

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State Prize for Visual Arts to Vesa-Pekka Rannikko

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Record number of grant applications – electronic services a success

The Arts Promotion Centre Finland (Taike) received 5,632 online applications for those grants whose application period ended today. This was the first time that Taike’s electronic services have...

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Contact

National Council for Visual Arts
Hakaniemenranta 6, PL 1001
00531  Helsinki
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