Member benefits

Benefits for full members
  • Right to apply for Kuvittajat ry grants
  • Right to apply for free exhibition periods at Galleria Kuvitus
  • Right to apply for fully-funded illustrator residencies
  • Right to an online portfolio (instructions for ordering user IDs are available from the office).
  • Right to business consultation and legal advice in professional matters, 1 h per year of each. You can apply for more time.
  • Mobile membership card and right to member discounts
  • Kuvittaja Magazine four times a year
  • Biweekly member newsletter Kuvitusposti
  • Invitations to illustrators’ Christmas parties, spring party, spring seminar, gallery openings, other openings and Kuvittaja clubs
  • Access to the closed Kuvittajat ry Pro discussion forum on Facebook
  • Chance to participate in the professional training, events, exhibitions and competitions of the Finnish Illustration Association for free or at a special member price
  • “Työn(ä) kuva” guidebook sent to all new members
  • Right to vote in the association’s meetings 

The benefits for pensioner members are currently mainly the same as for full members. Some training events are primarily for full members.

Benefits for student and supporting members
  • Membership card that gives you discounts (e.g. free entry to the Croquis Nights at Kunsthalle)
  • Kuvittaja Magazine four times a year
  • Lawyer’s services in situations concerning illustration, such as contracts (1 hour per year) for students
  • Biweekly member newsletter Kuvitusposti
  • Invitations to events
  • Access to the closed Kuvittajat ry Pro discussion forum on Facebook
  • Students have the right to apply for queue places for training events
  • The grants and residencies of the Finnish Illustration Association and the exhibition periods at Galleria Kuvitus are mainly for professional illustrators only

Valuable benefits with a membership card

Courses and events:

Art utensils:

  • Farbe, Helsinki. –20 % from normal prices.
  • Ilves-Interiööri Oy –15 % from frames. Kaisaniemenkatu 6 00100, Helsinki.
  • Finnish Painters’ Union art materials and supplies, Helsinki. –20%.
  • Tempera, Helsinki. Discount varies 0/10/15/20 % depending on product/product group. Discount does not apply to net or discount products. Tempera Oy holds back the right to change the discountrule.
  • Arteljee, Tampere. –20 % from webshop and store. Discount instructions from office info@kuvittajat.fi.
  • Snow White, Helsinki. –20%. www.taiteilijatarvike.fi

Book stores:

  • Otavan kirjamyymälä, Uudenmaankatu 10, Helsinki. -30 % from general literature products (fiction, nonfiction, children’s books and young adult’s literature).
  • EtanaEditions, Helsinki. Books -15%, code from office info@kuvittajat.fi.

Printing houses/digital printing houses:

  • Grano Shop, Helsinki. –10% from webshop until December 31, 2023 asti, code from office info@kuvittajat.fi.
  • Dialab Oy, Helsinki: Lambda photography prints –20%, Epson FineArt pigment prints –20%, Epson Hahnemühle FineArt prints –20% and surface preparations/laminations –10%.

Frame houses:

Free entry or discount price to collaboration museums:

Please check the possible discount yourself beforehand from the place to visit.

Kuvittajat ry has shifted to mobile membership card in the beginning of 2023. If you can’t use the mobile membership card or need help with it, please contact Membership Secretary emilia.alm@kuvittajat.fi.