The core activities of the Helsinki Artists’ Association include organising exhibitions and art lending services, international operations, and the course and education services in visual arts provided by the Art School. The association values sustainability, communality, professionalism, diversity, glocality combining locality and internationality as well as creative craziness, and it seeks to advance the availability and accessibility of the visual arts.
Helsinki Artists’ Association offers its members versatile member services and benefits. What is more, the members of HAA are also members of the Union of Finnish Art Associations and will thus be entitled to discounts of e.g. art museum entrance fees and art supply prices, and can apply for exhibition programmes.
Only professional visual artists residing in Helsinki may apply for the membership of HAA. Additionally, this year, art students may apply if they demonstrate established artistic practices. Membership can be applied for annually. The application can be submitted either in Finnish or English. The new members are selected by the Helsinki Artists’ Association Board. The current annual membership fee is €70.
2023 member application
The application round began on Sunday, 15 October 2023 and ended on Thursday, 30 November 2023. A total of 123 applications were submitted. The new members are selected by the Helsinki Artists’ Association Board according to the criteria set in the annual meeting. All applicants will receive information about the results by email.