Interested in membership of Helsinki Artists' Association?

The Helsinki Artists’ Association (HAA) promotes the modes of operation and position of the visual arts domain with diverse education, project, and exhibition activities as well as with multidisciplinary collaboration. Founded in 1967, the Helsinki Artists’ Association is an association advancing the interests of its nearly 900 professional visual artist members based in Helsinki.

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 €60. The applications can be submitted thru November 2021, the deadline for the applications being 30 November 2021 at 11.59pm. Applications submitted after the due time will not be handled. Membership is decided by the Board in January 2022, and all applicants are informed of the results.

The handling charge of the application is €25. The payment must be made to the Helsinki Artists’ Association account FI41 1544 3000 1992 86 (BIC: NDEAFIHH). The payment must feature the reference number 8 00213. Please attach a PDF receipt of the payment to the application. NB: Only electronic applications are accepted.

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Autumn 2021 member application period

The autumn 2021 member application period has ended. The next application round is organised in 2022. For the latest information on the activities and application periods of the Helsinki Artists’ Association, please follow our website and social media channels.