In 2013, the Fine Arts Academy of Finland launched an art prize called The Fine Arts Academy of Finland Prize. The prize is awarded to an active Finnish visual artist who has not yet received a financially significant art prize and whose work is deemed internationally interesting.
The prize is awarded in collaboration with EMMA (Espoo Museum of Modern Art) and the City of Espoo. The prize consists of a significant financial award (€45,000 in 2025), a solo exhibition in EMMA, and an exhibition publication. The prize is awarded every three years and the next time will be in 2025.
Awarded artists and nominees:
|2022||Awarded artist: visual artist Katarina Reuter|
Other nominees: visual artist Taneli Rautiainen and visual artist Vappu Rossi
|2019||Awarded artist: sculptor Aaron Heino|
Other nominees: visual artist Alma Heikkilä and sculptor Kim Simonsson
|2017||Awarded artist: visual artist Outi Pieski|
Other nominees: visual artist Jani Ruscica and sculptor Emma Rönnholm
|2015||Awarded artist: visual artist Camilla Vuorenmaa|
Other nominees: photographer Sanna Kannisto and painter Janne Räsänen
|2013||Awarded artist: Tuomas A. Laitinen|
Other nominees: visual artist Petri Eskelinen and photographer Anni Leppälä