A list of public and private organisations for information and services on funding, cooperation and business development.
Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment
The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment (MEAE) is part of the Government. MEAE creates the conditions for economically, socially and ecologically sustainable growth.
Ministry of Education and Culture
The Ministry of Education and Culture participates in the work of the Government by planning, outlining and implementing its policies regarding daycare, education, training and research, arts, culture, sports, youth work, the archival, museum and public library systems, religious communities, student financial aid, and copyright.
Creative Business Finland
The Creative Business Finland program promotes export growth by integrating creative know-how into all business areas. It offers services to creative companies that develop scalable content (for example AV productions, music, and gaming businesses) and companies who want to utilise creative methods and services to grow their existing business.
Jobs in Finland
Jobs in Finland is part of Talent Boost, an initiative that aims to promote employment-based immigration to tackle the labor shortage in Finland. The service aims to aggregate job openings that don’t require Finnish skills, serving employers in Finland and job seekers in Finland and abroad.
Team Finland helps Finnish companies go global by bringing together all public internationalisation services.
Work in Finland
Work in Finland is the official Finnish website for international talent and domestic companies looking to recruit from abroad. The site was created by a coalition of public sector organisations and is a part of the Talent Boost program. The goal is to share general knowledge on work and life in Finland, provide information about open positions, and simplify the job search and relocation process.
AGMA, the Association of Agents and Managers in Creative Industries of Finland represents agencies and managers working in all creative industries such as design and graphics, publishing, photography, performing arts, music, games and media. It organises events and training, acts as a spokesman of its members and actively takes part in creative industry business development on a national and international level.
The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture, AVEK promotes audiovisual culture with copyright remunerations by supporting the works, productions, and projects of audiovisual industry professionals. AVEK operates in connection with the Finnish copyright organisation Kopiosto.
Apfi – Audiovisual Producers Finland
APFI is tasked with representing the interests of producers in the field of audiovisual content production, promoting internationalisation, and organising industry events and competitions. It is also responsible for the collective management of copyrights.
Archinfo is an information centre for Finnish architecture. It fosters interest in Finnish architecture and increases appreciation for the built environment. Archinfo reinforces the social importance of architecture and promotes the built environment’s development towards a more sustainable future. It also makes the values and expertise of Finnish architecture known internationally.
FILI – Finnish Literature Exchange
Finnish Literature Exchange supports and promotes the publication of Finnish literature in translation around the world.
Finnanimation is the network of Finnish animation producers. It promotes all animation projects from Finland and helps in search for international partners and financiers. Finnanimation also collaborates with animation schools, festivals, and other institutions to organise training and coaching needed in international business.
Finnish Association of Architects – SAFA
SAFA’s main role as a professional association is to look out for the interests of architects working in Finland. SAFA also shares information about Finnish architecture and architecture competitions in Finland.
Finnish Cultural and Academic Institutes
The Finnish cultural and academic institutes advance international mobility, visibility and collaboration of Finnish professionals in the arts, culture and research.
Finnish Design Info
Finnish Design Info is an information centre for Finnish Design. It promotes the internationalisation of Finnish design expertise by communicating about the impact of design, strengthening interaction and by launching projects that increase the visibility of Finnish Design in collaboration with other actors in the field.
Finnish Illustration Association
The Finnish Illustration Association is a non-profit organisation for illustrators. With over 500 members, it promotes illustration in various fields and supports illustrators in their profession.
Finnish Media Federation
The Finnish Media Federation (Finnmedia) is an advocacy organisation for private companies in the media and printing industries. It focuses on the industry’s advocacy on industrial policy and labour market policies. It also promotes new growth in the media industry. Member companies promote freedom of speech, Finnish culture and democracy by producing quality Finnish media products and services across all channels.
Finnish Textile & Fashion – STJM
Finnish Textile & Fashion is an organisation with over 200 member companies in the Finnish textiles and apparel industry. It promotes and supports the growth of the textile and fashion companies in Finland.
Forum Artis ry
Forum Artis is the national co-operation organ for Finnish artists’ associations. Its aims are to advance the interests of its member societies, to promote the co-operation within the various branches of art, and to foster the social and professional interests of its membership.
Frame is an advocate for Finnish contemporary art. It supports international initiatives, facilitates professional partnerships, and encourages critical development of the field.
Grafia is an association of visual communication designers in Finland covering the entire field of visual communication and creative design.
Gramex is the collective management organisation for recorded music in Finland. Gramex offers licensing services that enable the usage of phonogram music and music videos. Gramex collects remunerations to performers and producers in Finland and around the world.
Marketing Finland is a network of around 400 companies that look after companies’ vital interests in Finland and abroad. Constantly monitoring international marketing trends, the association is also active in furthering favourable EU legislation on marketing through international organisations such as the World Federation of Advertisers (WFA), European Association of Communications Agencies (EACA) and International Communications Consultancy Organisations (ICCO).
clientele comprises the entire Finnish music industry, spanning across all genres and sectors. It helps its clients to establish connections, present their music and grow their audiences and businesses in the international market. Italso facilitates information about Finnish music and the industry.
Neogames is a membership based, non-profit association for the game industry. Its mission is to coordinate and support the growth and development of the Finnish game industry and its ecosystem. Neogames brings together all the players from different sectors of the game industry and promotes their shared interests.
Ornamo Art & Design Finland is a community for design professionals in Finland. It offers services for development and growth by guiding and advising its members on how to promote their own careers or develop their business.
SES – Finnish Film foundation
SES supports and promotes the Finnish film industry. It gives funding to professional film production and the exhibition and distribution of films. It is also responsible for the cultural export of Finnish films and provides support for their international promotion.
Teosto is a copyright organisation for music creators, composers, and publishers. It explores the possibilities available to the music industry through technical data, solutions, and innovation. Teosto promotes the position of music creators and creative work in society. It brings together music creators and political decision makers, to increase understanding of the conditions required to work in the creative field.