Pro Artibus Foundation is an expert organisation for contemporary art. We manage an art collection and run two exhibition spaces: Gallery Elverket in Ekenäs and Sinne in Helsinki. We support artistic practices, and work with and for a wide audience.Read more
The Pro Artibus Foundation’s collection consists of more than 1300 artworks
The majority of the works are modern and contemporary art by Finnish-Swedish artists. The oldest works date back to the start of the 20th century, as the collection is based on the art that the Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland began acquiring in 1957. The collection is constantly being augmented with contemporary art.
Pro Artibus Foundation’s programme of short and long-term residencies exists to support artistic activity. In Tammisaari the Foundation has the Snäcksund artist’s residence with two separate programmes – The Villa and The Croft. The Foundation has a three-year artist residency in Vasa in collaboration with the teacher training program at Åbo Akademi University. In Korpo the Foundation has a residency in cooperation with Åbo Akademi University’s station for marine biology and Archipelago Centre Korpoström.