The activities of the Fine Arts Academy of Finland (Suomen taideakatemia/Finlands konstakademi) consist of regularly organising a seminar on a current topic and awarding a prize to a Finnish visual artist.
The Fine Arts Academy of Finland is not government funded and the funding for the activities comes mainly from investment profits and donations and funds granted to the Foundation for distribution.
The decision-making body of the Fine Arts Academy of Finland is the board consisting of nine members. The board members’ term is three years. The members of the board are appointed by the City of Helsinki, the Finnish Art Society, the Artists’ Association of Finland, the Finnish Painters’ Union, the Association of Finnish Sculptors, the Association of Finnish Printmakers, and the Union of Finnish Art Associations, which appoint one member each. In addition, the board chooses two other members.
The Fine Arts Academy of Finland Prize
The Fine Arts Academy of Finland Prize is awarded every three years in collaboration with EMMA (Espoo Museum of Modern Art) and the City of Espoo. The price will be awarded again in 2025.
The Seminar on Current Topics
The seminar aims to discuss topics that are interesting and current in the field of visual arts. Previous seminars have dealt with topics such as artists’ self-censorship and the prospects of Finnish art. The next seminar will be held in 2023.