About Us

The Finnish Illustration Association is a non-profit organisation for illustrators. We promote illustration in various fields and support illustrators in their profession.

We bring illustrators and their clients together.

Are you in need of info-graphics, murals, character design or botanical illustration? Our website’s portfolio bank and our print catalogue show the entire spectrum of illustrative work.

We give out grants and prizes.

The Finnish Illustration Association distributes grants for its members twice every year. The Association also awards prizes. Grants and prizes are funded by compensation received from the Kopiosto Copyright Society. In 2017 we gave out over 230,000 euros to illustrators.

We curate illustration exhibitions.

Our association aims to give illustration the position it deserves in the visual art field.  We arrange curated illustration exhibitions in our own gallery Galleria Kuvitus and in collaboration with other parties.

We offer education and stimulation for illustrators.

We listen to illustrators and arrange the professional training and courses they need. In our Master Classes international illustration stars share their know-how with our members. Our events and parties bring colleagues together.

We publish Kuvittaja Magazine.

Kuvittaja is a high-quality magazine that shines a light on the most interesting illustrators and phenomena in the field. The magazine is published four times a year and the annual price is 36 Euros.

We act internationally.

We cooperate with other countries illustration organisations and promote Finnish illustration to the world. We cooperate for example with Nordisk Visuell Kommunikation and EIF The European Illustration Forum. Also, we have a residency program with the Finnish Institute at Athens.

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