The Union of Finnish Art Associations is the umbrella organisation for art associations in Finland. Established in 1938 it represents 6.700 artists through its 53 nationwide member associations. The Union advocates strengthening the position of its regional member associations and safeguarding  the livelihoods of artists across the country. The purpose of the union is to bring art associations together operating in different parts of Finland and act as their national link in order to improve the position of visual arts throughout the country.

The Union is one of the six members of the Artists’ Association of Finland. The Union aims to improve the regional equality, the position of the regional art associations and the livelihood of visual artists, especially outside of Helsinki metropolitan area as well as in smaller localities. The Union of Finnish Art Associations is an expert and an influencer of visual art organizations, which actively participates in the social debate to increase the renewal, impact and appreciation of visual arts.

The Union of Finnish Art Associations organises monthly exhibitions in Gallery SEINÄ, a window gallery in the center of Helsinki, as well as educational activities supporting the activities of art associations. Gallery SEINÄ presents art works by the artists of the Union’s member associations and is proper for showcasing paintings, drawings and graphics as well as sculptures, installations and project-based works. In addition the Union offers Vilniemi residence studio located in Karjalohja.


Union of Finnish Art Associations
Mannerheimintie 19 b
FI-00250 Helsinki, Finland

General enquiries info@skjl.fi

Managing Director
Venla Styrman


Association Coordinator
Veera Pajula  (ma-to klo 9-14)


Gallery Coordinator
Min Kim  (ma-to klo 9-14)