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 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.
In 2023 Rajataide is supported by the City of Tampere, Finnish Cultural Foundation and The Arts Promotion Centre Finland.
OPEN CALL // CURRENTLY NOT OPEN
Stay tuned for open call for fall 2023
An informal application must be sent in PDF-format and it should include:
– contact info (address, phone number, email address)
– an exhibition proposal
– a mention if the proposal is for the upstairs, downstairs or the whole gallery space
– pictures or sketches of works planned for the exhibition
– 3-5 pictures of recent works with the names, techniques, sizes and years of the works
– preview link to possible video material
– a mention of the preferable time period
– The finished application should be one PDF-file no bigger than 3 MB
The PDF-file should be named with the artists’ ”first name_last name”.
The application should be sent by XX/X/202X 11.59 pm. to firstname.lastname@example.org with the header “Application for an exhibition_applicants name”. Only applications sent by email are accepted.
The exhibition fees are the following:
the whole gallery space 1260 €
upstairs 830 €
downstairs 430 €
Rajataide has worked for the benefit of contemporary art for more than 20 years. The association is a non-profit and its work is made possible by the volunteer work and support of its members, as well as grants, aids and donations. Rajataide offers two kinds of memberships: regular memberships for artists and cultural workers, and supporting memberships for other individuals and organizations.
By participating actively as a regular member, you can influence what kind of projects and events we arrange, increase your knowledge on the art field and network with other artists. As a supporting member you will help to ensure that artists’ voices are heard and enable the realization of the events and projects that are not part of the core functions of the gallery.
Apply for a membership
For the regular membership, fill and send in the membership application that can be found below. When applying online, fill in the form on your computer and send it with your resume and 3-5 pictures of your works to email@example.com with the subject line: MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION.
When joining as a supporting member, you can send an informal application to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line APPLICATION FOR A SUPPORTING MEMBERSHIP. You can also send your application by post to the address: Galleria Rajatila / Rajataide ry:n hallitus, Hämeenpuisto 10, 33210 Tampere. You can also fill an application at the gallery. As a supporting member you will receive info about our ongoing projects and exhibitions, an annual greeting from the chair of the association and a 10% discount on purchases of artwork from the gallery.
Membership fees 2023
regular membership 25 €/year
supporting membership, private person 45 €/year
supporting membership, organizations 100 €/year
supporting membership, businesses 300 €/year
Further information about memberships
Raja-asema is a small work-space for visual artists suitable for video editing and layout making. The provided equipment and programs meet the basic requirements of a visual artist. Raja-asema can be reserved for an affordable fee. It is available during the regular opening times of the gallery (Mon-Fri 13-18 and Sat-Sun 12-16), excluding the periods reserved for setting up an exhibition and other occasional events. We do our best to ensure a peaceful environment for working, but occasionally there might be members of the association working in the same room.
You can reserve Raja-asema via telephone (+358 41 523 2992) or via email (yhdistys[a]rajataide.fi). A precondition for making the reservation is that you must have basic knowledge on how to use the software and equipment. If there are any problems, you can get limited support from us, but this is only offered according to our available resources. The fees can be paid by card or cash at the start of your rental period.
Members of the association: 10€ per day and 35€ per week
Non-members: 15€ per day and 55€ per week
Chair of the board
Applications for open calls