Visual arts

Finnish Painters union

Founded in 1929, Finnish Painters' Union is a nation-wide organisation of professional painters. It promotes visual arts and the professional and social interests of artists and provides its members with various services, such as guidance in matters related to taxation and benefits. Members regularly receive newsletters covering topical issues. The Union also serves as an expert body for authorities.

Based in Helsinki, its functions include a gallery, sales of artists' accessories and an office. The Union collaborates with The Association of Finnish Sculptors, Society of Finnish Graphic Artists, Union of Artist Photographers, Union of Finnish Art Associations, and The Artists' Association of Finland.

painters union site

FRAME – Finnish Fund for Art Exchange provides services and acts as an expert body in international exchanges relating to the visual arts.

The purpose of Frame Visual Art Finland is to strengthen the position of Finnish visual art. Frame accomplishes this by promoting international co-operation and increasing interaction between Finnish and international institutions and professionals in the field of visual art.

Frame functions as an information centre for visual art; it collects, records and shares information from different fields of visual art. Frame also supports the emergence of topical, international practices and directions of development in Finland.

frame site