Frame Contemporary Art Finland (previously Frame Visual Art Finland) is a foundation whose mission is to promote Finnish contemporary art internationally.
Frame supports international projects, awards grants to artists and art professionals, facilitates professional partnerships, and acts as an information centre for Finnish contemporary art. Frame’s international programme includes an expert visitor programme for non-Finnish contemporary art professionals, a talks programme, and the Helsinki International Curator Programme (HICP) run in collaboration with HIAP (Helsinki International Artist Programme). Frame commissions and produces Finland’s exhibitions at the Venice Biennale.
Frame is supported by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture. Frame’s director is Raija Koli. Its office is located on Ratakatu [street] in central Helsinki. Frame Foundation is the successor of FRAME – Finnish Fund for Art Exchange (1992-2011).
Frame was founded in December 2011 by the cities of Espoo, Helsinki, Lahti, Oulu, Tampere, Turku and Vantaa, the Fine Arts Academy of Finland, the Finnish Art Society and Stiflesen Pro Artibus. The foundation was registered in May 2012.