Public Art Advisory Services

Taike’s public art advisory services support public and private actors and artists in funding and implementing public art projects. The goal of the service is to strengthen the share of art projects in the development of the built environment and a commitment to the “Percent for Art” principle.
Veistos, jossa susihahmo istuu ulkona penkillä
Eija Hänninen and Henna Onnela: Susi kosiomatkalla (2006). Photo: Kati Leinonen.

Our public art advisory services promote public art in Finland. Contact us and we will be glad to help in any questions regarding the production, commissioning and funding of public art.

We also award subsidies to new projects and development projects. Open calls for applications can be found on our subsidies pages.

Our objectives are:

  • To support the implementation of new “Percent for Art” projects
  • To strengthen the high quality of “Percent for Art” projects
  • To support the use of art in building good environments
  • To make “Percent for Art” activities systematic and continuous throughout Finland

We provide assistance:

  • To municipalities and regional museums for building public art strategies and structures
  • To property developers for planning art acquisitions as part of their construction projects
  • To art commissioners, designers and artists for finding new partners for art projects in the built environment
  • To public authorities for strengthening strategic work to bring together art and the built environment

In addition, our services include sharing good practices (including agreement practices, procurement practices, guidelines, programme models), participating in networks connecting different art sectors in the built environment, and strengthening public art communications and media visibility.

Expert team

Henkilön kasvot.
Antti Huntus
Job title
Special Advisor

+358 295 330 810

Maija Kasvinen
Job title
Arts Advisor

+358 295 330 717

Mari Kemppinen
Job title
Arts Advisor

+358 295 330 804

Leevi Lehtisen kasvot.
Leevi Lehtinen
Job title
Regional Artist

+358 295 330 862

Mika Savela
Job title
Arts Advisor

+358 295 330 729