HOLDING AN EXHIBITION
The annual application periods are March and September until the end of the month. The spring applications concern exhibitions in the autumn one and half years away and the autumn applications exhibitions in the spring one and a half years away.
The exhibitions are selected by the exhibition committee, which is elected at the general meeting of the members.
Exhibition committee 2019:
Simo Ripatti (chair), Jukka Hautamäki, Maija Helasvuo and Andy Best representing the executive board of the Association of Finnish Sculptors.
The exhibitions are around 4 weeks long and there are 3 different spaces one can apply for: the studio, the gallery space and the whole space (studio and gallery).
Members of the Association:
Studio (n. 30 m²) 830 €
Gallery (n. 88 m²) 1 830 €
Whole space (n. 118 m²) 2 550 €
Studio (n. 30 m²) 950 €
Galleria (n. 88 m²) 2 100 €
Whole space (n. 118 m²) 2 900 €
When applying for an exhibition time in the Gallery or Studio space, please notice that there may be a soundscape included in the other exhibition. The exhibition committee aims to select the exhibitions so that the possible soundscapes of the exhibitions do not disturb each others.
The Studio can be fully darkened, and video works as well as smaller exhibitions can be proposed to this space.
The Gallery will only send online invitations, but if wanted, the artist may also send papery invitations.
The sales commission is 35%.
Submit a free-form application and mention which season and which space (3 options) you are applying for. You may only apply for one season and for one space at a time. If you propose a video work, you may include a link to the video. Download the cover page for your application from the link below.
The application should include the artist’s name, full address, other contact details and a brief description of the proposed exhibition. Submit as attachments also 5-10 color copies of photos of your works (as recent as possible), accompanied by full details (artist, title, year, material), and your CV. You can include in the attachments exhibition catalogues (but not copies of reviews).
We hope that you present your application either in the form of a one single pdf document, named surname_name_Exhibition_Application_season or in the form of an A4 folder or some other easily readable entity where the pages and parts stay in place.
The pdf documents can be combined with e.g. pdf join.
No original works, even small ones, should be attached to the application, only photos of works. You can also mention your dates of preference and possible other exhibition plans.
The applications should be sent by mail to:
or by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please headline the e-mail “Exhibition Application, season, name”.
All the applicants will be notified of the decisions in writing. The photo and other material will be returned to the applicants who have included a self-addressed stamped envelope in their application.
The artists who are selected commit themselves to not holding a solo or other similar exhibition in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area in the period between the signing of the exhibition agreement and the conclusion of the exhibition.
APPLYING FOR MEMBERSHIP
The Association of Finnish Sculptors accepts new members twice a year.
The application deadlines are the end of February and the end of October. To apply, send an electronic application to the association including: a short description of yourself as an artist/artist’s statement and your reasons for applying for membership (A4), about 10 high-class photos of your works and a list of the works plus their exact details as well as your CV. We recommend you prioritize your central achievements in the CV.
A membership application should be sent as one pdf-file to email@example.com, by 28 February or 31 October. The pdf documents can be combined with e.g. pdf join.
The application fee is 20 euros and the sum should be paid to the association’s bank account DABAFIHH FI2380001801840340 by the end of the application months.
Why you should become a member of the Association of Finnish Sculptors:
With your membership card you get free or discounted admission tickets to many art museums, also abroad. Some places offer discounts on e.g. art materials.
You get discount on Taide, Finnish art magazine.
The Association of Finnish Sculptors has negotiated a life insurance for its members. Find out more and use your membership. Keskinäinen Vakuutusyhtiö Kaleva offers the Primus insurances.
You may bring one or two small-scale sculptures to the sales collection. Changing of the works on display takes place every two to three months.
Members enjoy a discounted rent for exhibitions at Gallery Sculptor.
You can participate in TEOS Sales Exhibitions at the Cable Factory and in other events, exhibitions and projects targeted at the members of the association.
You will receive information about up and coming events, competitions, exhibitions, residences, grants etc. The newsletters are sent monthly via e-mail. Newsletters are mailed to those who do not use e-mail a couple of times a year. You will also have access to contract templates and other professional guidance.
Members enjoy online visibility thanks to the list of members on the association’s webpage with links to members’ homepages. We add and alter links on request.
You can announce your own exhibitions, new public works etc. on the association’s private Facebook page.
You will have access to legal advice on, for example, contracts, social security and taxation provided by The Artist’s Association of Finland. The Artist’s Association of Finland also runs an online publication Taiteilija (Artist) at www.taiteilijalehti.fi.
You can also act in different posts within the association and make an impact.
Some helpful links:
SCULPTURE TO SALES COLLECTION
Each member of the association can bring 1–2 works to the sales collection, of which at least one is kept, if possible, on display. The others are also photographed and displayed here. The works can remain in the sales collection for 1,5 years, after which they should be changed or fetched if they haven’t been sold.
The works need to fit into the slots in the display cabinet or they cannot be exhibited. We prefer works that stand without support. Wall sculptures or other small sculptures with special display requirements cannot be exhibited in the sales collection.
Maximum size of display cabinet slot: 47 cm (width), 47 cm (height), 46 cm (depth). The sculpture has to fit within these parameters.
You can bring and fetch works during opening hours, but we hope to be notified in advance.