About The Gallery

The Kluuvi Gallery is managed by the Helsinki City Art Museum. It focuses on experimental and non-commercial works of Finnish artists, offering opportunities to projects, which would be difficult to realise elsewhere in Helsinki. The City of Helsinki sponsors the Gallery financially by charging a very low lease and taking no sales commission.

Kuva:Tanja Koponen

Applications for exhibition space are accepted twice a year. Each year about 150 artists submit an application; some 15 are accepted.

The rental period is usually three weeks, including time for hanging and dismantling. The rent is 474 euros for 3 weeks (incl. VAT 22%). The Helsinki City Art Museum reserves the right to change in prices. No sales commission is charged.

The rent includes:

  • cleaning and supervision
  • information to the press
  • photocopies of printed material connected with the exhibition
  • 20-40 poster grounds (artists can also print their own posters
  • a limited number of pedestals, movable walls and other material
  • also there is available equipment to show the videoinstallations

  • The exhibitor accounts for:
  • hanging and dismantling
  • transportation of the exhibits and insurance
  • printing and mailing invitations
  • printing and distribution of posters
  • arrangements for opening ceremonies
  • paid newspaper advertisements
  • preparation of written material for the exhibition

  • Applications can be sent in twice a year, by January 31 and August 31. Applications should be informal. You should indicate the desired duration, which can be from on to three weeks. Also enclose slides or photographs of your works, your CV and plan for the show. Applications should be addressed to:

    Helsinki City Art Museum
    (Jaakonkatu 3B, 6th floor)
    P.O.Box 5400
    00099 The City of Helsinki


    Open Tue-Sat 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sun 12 a.m – 4 p.m., mon closed. Address: Unioninkatu 28 B, 00100 Helsinki. Tel. +358 9 310 87039, fax +358 9 31087038

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