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Rajataide is an art association founded in 1996 by visual artists and art workers from Tampere, Finland. Rajataide association runs a non-profit gallery space called Rajatila which focuses on contemporary art. In the same building as the gallery, Rajataide has a bookshop called Laitapuoti that sells works from self- and small publishers. Rajataide also a gallery space named Muuntotila at Lielahti Manor in Hiedanranta.

Rajataide is dedicated to improving the facilities for artistic work by organizing peer learning events and maintaining a media-art work space for artists’ use. Rajataide promotes the visibility of contemporary art and takes part in local, national and international projects. The aim is to correspond to the changes and developments in the field of art.

In autumn 2012 Rajataide was awarded a nation prize by the country of Finland for their work. The prize is granted by the National Arts Council for an artist or an art association in recognition of a work or performance in a specific art form that has especially high artistic merits.

In 2019 Rajataide is supported by the City of Tampere, Finnish Cultural Foundation and The Arts Promotion Centre Finland.