Photograpchic Art

Photography is a craft that helps provide structure to the chaos that surrounds us.

- Markku

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Last modified: 01.09.2016

Photographic Art

The position of photographic art and the field of art has strengthened since the 1980s. There is also demand for Finnish photographic art around the world. Our task is to support the work of Finland's approximately 500 photographic artists and to ensure that their art is displayed in public.

The funds allocated by the National Council for Visual Arts allow photographic artists to hold exhibitions where the public can view photographic art.

Finland has ten regional photography centres that organise photography exhibitions and offer courses, workshops and other activities. These photography centres are located across Finland in Oulu, Kuopio, Lapua, Jyväskylä, Tampere, Turku, Mikkeli, Lappeenranta, Kotka and Karjaa.

Each year 7 to 10 photographic art books are published with the assistance of quality support (project grant), which has been awarded since 1982.

Last modified: 02.01.2018
State Prize for Photographic Art to Sanna Kannisto

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State grant for art procurements in accordance with the principle “1% of construction costs for art” – application period begins on 2 June

The grant is intended for communities such as municipalities, municipal federations, companies, foundations and associations that procure works of art for construction projects in accordance with...

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

Tel. +358 295330900

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