The Artists' Association of Finland (Suomen Taiteilijaseura – Konstnärsgillet i Finland) is the umbrella organisation of visual artists. Through our member organisations we represent ca 3 000 professional artists in Finland.

We work to secure policy and legislative change to encourage the growth and development of the sector.

We also provide services to our members, including training courses and legal advice on, for example, contracts, social security and taxation.

We offer up-to-date information on the visual arts field to decision-makers, journalists as well the general public.

Our partners include key players in visual art and professional organisations in other fields. Through projects we focus on topical issues such as public art and making a living as a self-employed artist.

We run an on-line publication called Taiteilija (Artist) at

The Artists’ Association of Finland is a member of the International Association of Art (IAA).



Markus Renvall              

Ida Pimenoff                    
Vice-Chair, Photographic Artists’ Association

Marja-Liisa Jokitalo       
Finnish Painters’ Union

Minna Kangasmaa         
Union of Finnish Art Associations (in Finnish)

Johanna Pihlajamaa     
Association of Finnish Printmakers

Ilkka Pitkänen                 
MUU Artists' Association

Anssi Pulkkinen             
Association of Finnish Sculptors (in Finnish)



General enquiries aaf(at)

Kirsi Korhonen             

Anna Kuusi                 

Miisa Pulkkinen           
Head of Communications

Marketta Tuomainen