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).



Teemu Mäki 


Anssi Pulkkinen 

Vice-Chair, Association of Finnish Sculptors (in Finnish)

Joonas Ahlava

Photographic Artists’ Association

Marja-Liisa Jokitalo

Finnish Painters’ Union

Minna Kangasmaa

Union of Finnish Art Associations (in Finnish)

Seela Petra Lehtonen

Association of Finnish Printmakers

Ilkka Pitkänen

MUU Artists' Association



General enquiries aaf(at)

Annukka Vähäsöyrinki
0400 773 105

Rosa Kuosmanen
Head of Communications
050 465 3462

Aura Lehtonen
050 434 4280

Marketta Tuomainen
040 8345 170

Emmi Kantola
Commucations assistant, journalist
040 5899 548