Welcome to Vihreä Taide


Welcome to the Green Art pages! Here you can find information about the environmental effects of fine art and how various emissions related to exhibition activities can be predicted and reduced.

The number of visitors to Finnish visual art is top class: in 2022, almost 4 million visitors came to see visual art. It is therefore important that visual art is produced sustainably. The art experience is also the best medicine for the consumption hysteria that constantly tests the limits of our planet. In terms of sustainability, the visual arts thus have a wider possibility of influence than their size.

Green Art, opened in the spring of 2024, is a digital data bank and calculation tool, the goal of which is to make sustainable development a natural part of the everyday life of those working in the art field. The website is intended for all visual arts practitioners, from art museums, galleries and art educational institutions to public art patrons, art media and individual artists.

The most important function of the website is a sustainability calculator tailored for those working in visual arts and exhibition production, which makes it easy to understand and control the environmental effects of one's own activities. The calculator helps to evaluate the environmental impacts that arise from the production, maintenance and dismantling of exhibitions. The calculation takes into account e.g. exhibition spaces, materials, transport and trips for professionals and the public. You can try the calculator here.

The website is maintained by Frame Contemporary Art Finland. 

The website is created in cooperation with the following project partners: Mustarinda Association, Kunsthalle Helsinki, the Artists’ Association of Finland, the Academy of Fine Arts of the Uniarts Helsinki and the Arts Academy of Turku University of Applied Sciences. Project's expert partners include the EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art, HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme, IHME Helsinki, Finnish National Gallery, Finnish Museums Association, Pro Artibus Foundation and the Finnish Artists’ Studio Foundation. The project has received support from the Ministry of Education and Culture for the renewal of culture and creative industries. The funding is part of the NextGenerationEU programme.

Images on front page:

Akseli Gallen-Kallela: Valoa pilvien välistä, Kansallisgalleria

EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art © Ari Karttunen / EMMA

Further information

Further information about the website: info@frame-finland.fi