Apply for an exhibition

The Association of Photographic Artists started a collaboration with Culture Factory Korjaamo from the beginning of 2020. The collaboration enables the production and presentations of events and contents in a new context and space that benefits both organisations. Under normal conditions, over 100,000 visitors attend to public, cultural and corporate events at Korjaamo. Hippolyte Korjaamo brings photographic exhibitions and contents widely into the Helsinki cultural scene.

Apply for an exhibition

The exhibitions are selected on the basis of open calls. Only members of the Association of Photographic Artists can apply. Artists groups and curators can also apply with a finalised exhibition concept if at least one member of the group is a member of the association.

Hippolyte Korjaamo has four different kinds of wall as part of the foyer and the so-called gallery corridor at Culture Factory Korjaamo.  The exhibition program is based on photographic art, and proposals will preferably have a strong link to photography or the extended field of photography.

Hippolyte Korjaamo exhibition applications in a nutshell:

  • Exhibitions are applied for about ½ – 1 years  in advance
  • Open Call once a year, approx. 1.–31.5.
  • Applications submitted using an online form

Exhibition spaces and time slots

Hippolyte Korjaamo is located in Culture Factory Korjaamo, in Töölö near to the National Opera. The address is Töölönkatu 51 a-b, 00250 Helsinki. The exhibition space is divided into three different hanging walls with varying hanging heights and widths. The walls in the gallery corridor are 9,5 m wide and 5,3 m high. The foyer wall is about 6,45 m wide and the hanging height varies from 2,5, metres to 1,5 metres depending on the furniture. (NB! see the location of the cinema emergency exit from the images below). The space cannot be darkened because of the foyer windows. All the walls can be light with spotlights. Due to the cinema at Korjaamo, the exhibitions cannot include artworks with sound. There is no supervision for the exhibitions on the premises. Korjaamo can facilitate own public and private events also in the exhibition spaces during the exhibitions.

The exhibitions last approximately 1-2 months, which include days required for installing, demounting, and openings. The openings are usually held on Thursday evening prior to the first day of the exhibition.


Application and appendices

Exhibition slots are applied for using an online form below. The online form should be accompanied by an appendix describing the proposed exhibition, along with example pictures that support the idea. Please include:

  • exhibition plan
  • CV
  • image and text samples, as well as images from previous exhibitions, which support the exhibition concept

NOTE! The appendix will be submitted in a single file. The maximum size for the file is 5500 KB.

The application should contain a written account of how the exhibition relates to photography or its extended field, if that is not obvious. In addition, the portfolio should, where possible, give the planned works’ titles, years of completion, dimensions, techniques, and any other information that might help form an impression of the planned exhibition. Incomplete applications will not be evaluated.


Processing of applications

Applications are processed by 3-5 member working group made up of members and staff of the Association of Photographic Artists. All applicants are informed personally of the committee’s decision via email by the end of August.


Exhibition fees and other costs

There is no rent or exhibition fee for the exhibitor. The exhibitor shall be responsible for production of the works and both the hanging and the demounting of the exhibition, transportation of the works, exhibition insurance, their own travel expenses, and any other installation costs that might occur. The exhibitor will also take care of the documentation of the exhibition.


Standard equipment for installing works on walls is provided by Hippolyte Korjaamo. It does not include any AV equipment or printing or posting invitation cards. The Association of Photographic Artists takes 25% commission on the sale price (before VAT) of works sold. Works will also be included in Hippolyte’s new online shop. Works are selected together with the artist.

The exhibition agreement include the following services:

  • editing and proofreading of the exhibition text and list of works together with the exhibitor, as well as translations into English/Finnish
  • sending out the press release and electronic invitation to Hippolyte’s guest lists
  • informing about the exhibition on Hippolyte’s website, event calendars, and social media
  • press and other contacts, opening ceremony and non-alcoholic beverages


Application form

Before submitting your application make sure you have carefully read all the information provided on this page.


Photos of the spaces at Hippolyte Korjaamo:


Hippolyte Korjaamo floorplan (hanging walls marked with colour):

More information:

Exhibition coordinator Anna Airaksinen
050 379 9036, anna.airaksinen [at]