The Artists' Association of Finland (Suomen Taiteilijaseura – Konstnärsgillet i Finland) is the umbrella organisation of visual artists. Through our member organisations we represent 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. Most of our services, such as legal advice, are available also in English. Please contact us (info below).

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

Our partners include diverse actors in visual arts 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).

The Artists’ Association of Finland’s goals for the Government Program 2019–2023


Teemu Mäki

Joonas Ahlava
Photographic Artists’ Association

Siiri Haarla
Finnish Painters’ Union

Seela Petra Lehtonen
Association of Finnish Printmakers

Sampo Malin
Association of Finnish Sculptors

Margarita Rosselló Ramón
Union of Finnish Art Associations

Juhani Räisänen
MUU Artists' Association


Contact us

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