Facilities and building access
Most of the teaching and work facilities of the Academy of Fine Arts are located at Elimäenkatu. There is also a work space (KuvA Paja) for sculpture students at Levytie 6, 00830 Helsinki. The Elimäenkatu premises also house Uniarts Helsinki’s visual art library (2nd floor) and student restaurant (1st floor).
During the academic year, the Academy of Fine Arts is open from Monday through Thursday between 8.00 and 18.00 and from 8.00 to 17.00 on Fridays. You will need an electronic key to access some of the rooms also during opening hours. You can pick up your key from the attendants at the Academy of Fine Arts information desk (Elimäenkatu 25 A, 1st floor) on 17 August after your visit to the Academic Affairs Office.
All keys must be returned to the info desk after your employment ends/completion of studies. If you lose your key, contact an attendant immediately email@example.com, tel. 029 447 4406.
During the autumn term, students will learn about the safe use of the facilities under the guidance of the staff and attend emergency first aid and emergency fire extinguishing training.
Work facilities for students
All bachelor’s and master’s students of the Academy of Fine Arts have the right to a work space for the normative duration for the completion of degrees (5.5 years or 2 years). A work space can be a work station, work space, or a shared studio offered to students where they can do independent artistic work. During the autumn term of the first year of studies, the students will work in the work spaces assigned for the Introduction to independent artistic activities and the subject areas study module.
The subject area that the bachelor’s student has chosen will appoint a work space suitable for the student during the first spring term. Master’s students will be appointed their working spaces by their own subject areas in the beginning of their studies. Exchange students are also appointed work spaces in each subject area. Similarly, the Academy’s students leaving for a student exchange are to give up their work space for the duration of their exchange.
Most of the time, students can work in their own work spaces around the clock every day of the week, with the exception of the times when the whole Academy of Fine Arts is closed.
Work space can only be used for study purposes. The Academy of Fine Arts has a limited amount of space and there is no room to store art pieces. Art pieces must be removed from the Academy’s premises after they’re finished.
Technicians oversee the working spaces of the study programmes.
Parking is not allowed in the Taiteen Talo Building courtyard. The courtyard parking is controlled by Uudenmaan Pysäköinninvalvonta Oy. The parking fine is €60.
Exhibitions at the Academy of Fine Arts
Read more about exhibitions at the Exhibition Laboratory website
At the Academy of Fine Arts, diverse artistic activities are part of education and integral to the degree programmes. Artistic activities include exhibitions, projects, workshops and fairs. Events take place in Finland as well as in other countries, at the academy’s own facilities and in partners' venues. Kuvan Kevät is the Academy of Fine Arts degree show of Master of Fine Arts graduates.
Exhibitions are open from Tuesday until Sunday at 11-18 (excluding times between exhibitions).
Exhibition Laboratory (Merimiehenkatu 36)
The Academy of Fine Arts has an exhibition and teaching space called Exhibition Laboratory in the Merikortteli quarter at Merimiehenkatu 36 C. The space hosts a range of different exhibitions, events, lectures and teaching activities.
Project Room (Lönnrotinkatu 35)
Project Room is situated at Lönnrotinkatu 35. Exhibition times for the 186m2 space are distributed primarily for the Master’s degree thesis shows. After visiting applicants’ studios, a group of lecturers makes a presentation of the exhibition times for the Academic Council.
Tasku Gallery (Elimäenkatu 25-27)
Tasku Gallery is situated at the Academy of Fine Arts’ premises in Vallila, on the 3rd floor. It is possible for the students to arrange various kind of exhibitions and presentations at Tasku Gallery. The space is open to the public, as well.