Application for Membership

To become a member of Tampere Artists´ Association (TAA) you need to be a professional artist having a permanent address in the Pirkanmaa area. You need to get two points to become a member (the requirements for them are listed below).

Please apply for membership by sending all the information listed below with the required attachments electronically to: info@tampereen-taiteilijaseura.fi with the title “Application for Membership”.  Attached text files are to be in pdf-format and pictures in jpg-format (more information below).

If it is impossible for you to send material electronically, you may submit your application by portfolio (including the application, attachments and prints of your works) to the address: Tampere Artists´ Association / Mältinranta Artcenter, Kuninkaankatu 2, 33210 Tampere. Please mark the envelope with text “Application for Membership”.

The A4-sized portfolio must include a written application, CV and 5-10 prints/photos of high quality of your production within the last 5 years. If you send photos, please attach them to a A4-sized sheet of paper. Also include a list of artworks with names, years, techniques and sizes of the works. 

TWO POINTS REQUIRED FOR MEMBERSHIP

First point:

1. Full membership in a trade union under the Artists´ Association of Finland.
2. Graduation from an art institute requiring at least 3,5 years of studying, e.g. Master´s degree from an Art Academy or other university-level studies; Bachelor´s degree from a University of Applied Sciences. If the applicant has graduated from a foreign art institution, a proof of the equivalence of this education with the similar Finnish one must be given in written form.
3. Participation in a prominent national exhibition within the last 10 years.
4. Award in a prominent art competition.

Second point:

Second point is given by the Board of TAA based on the applicant´s activity in the field of arts on the grounds of the CV and pictures of applicant´s recent artistic production.  In special cases the Board can accept the applicant without the formal criteria, if he/she can provide solid demonstration of his/her competence as artist. 

MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION

The following items must be included in the application. Please copy the items, give your personal information according to each item and save the final version in pdf-form. 

1. ARE YOU ACTIVE AS AN ARTIST?
– yes / no

2. NAMES
– Last name + first names
– Professional name (if different from you real name)

3. DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH

4. OFFICIAL RESIDENCE
– Name of town/muncipality

5. ADDRESS
– Postal address
– Phone number
– email address
– webpages

6. PROFESSION

7. FIELD OF ART
– Painter
– Printer
– Sculptor
– Media artist
– Photographer
– Performance artist
– Other, what?

8. PROFESSIONAL TRAINING IN ART
– Art institution
– Duration of studies

NOTE! Please enclose a copy of your graduation certificate, if you are not a member of any trade union under Artists´Association of Finland. If you have graduated from a foreign art institution, please include a proof of the equivalence of this education with the similar Finnish one.

9. MEMBERSHIPS IN TRADE UNIONS (full member)
The Finnish Painters’ Union
Association of Finnish Printmakers
Association of Finnish Sculptors
Photographic Artists´ Association
Muu Artists´ Association

10. MEMBERSHIPS IN TRADE UNIONS (candidate member)
The Finnish Painters’ Union
Association of Finnish Printmakers
Association of Finnish Sculptors
Photographic Artists´ Association
Muu Artists´ Association

11. MEMBERSHIPS IN OTHER ARTISTS´ ASSOCIATIONS

12. ARTISTIC ACTIVITIES
– e.g. upcoming exhibitions, projects and other plans

13. WHAT DO YOU EXPECT FROM TAMPERE ARTISTS´ ASSOCIATION?

ATTACHMENTS REQUIRED

– 5-10 pictures of artworks from within the last 5 years of your production in jpg-format (resolution  72, minimum size 500 x 500 ppi and maximum 1000 x 1000 ppi). Mark the pictures with numbers 1-10.
– List of works in pdf-format with matching numbers. Each work must be detailed followingly: name, year, technique, size.
– Copy of your graduation certificate, if you are not a member in any trade union under Artists´ Association of Finland.
– CV in pdf-format.