FOR ARTISTS

APPLYING FOR MEMBERSHIP

The Association of Finnish Sculptors is the national organization for Finnish professional sculptors, established in 1910. Its main objective is to promote and present Finnish contemporary sculpture and spatial artworks domestically and abroad. 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 (max A4), 8–10 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 (max 5MB) to sculptors@sculptors.fi, by 29 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.


MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

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:

Kuvasto
Arts Promotion Centre Finland
Ministry of Education and Culture
The Finnish Artists’ Studio Foundation
Frame Finland


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 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.

All the works are also on display and on sale in our online store Veistoskauppa – Sculpture Shop where to works are shown in 360-images. One can buy works straight from the gallery or from the online store, and in this occasion, the work will be transported to the buyer from the gallery.

The sales provision is 30 % and the provision is reduced from the sales price, not including VAT (10%).

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.