Art School Maa

Art School Maa, founded in 1986, offers versatile arts education in Suomenlinna.

In its teaching, Maa emphasises interdisciplinarity, thinking and new forms in contemporary arts. Alongside visual arts methods, Maa’s teaching includes e.g. performance, sound art and critical theory.

In addition to teaching, Maa maintains project space Maa-Tila located in Sörnäinen, and organises art activities in the Helsinki metropolitan region and internationally.

(photo of Vili Järvinen's work)

Admissions are open now!

Art School Maa's student admissions 2024 for the three-year Day Programme are open now. Welcome to all applicants!

New statements on Art School Maa’s situation

The planned discontinuation of Kela's study grants for Maa’s new students and cuts to the school’s operating grants endanger the future of Art School Maa – support diversity in art education.

Maa's board wants to inform you about the situation at Maa and more broadly in arts education. Read the board's full statement (6.3.2024) here.

Art School Maa students and staff visited Kitchen Lab Tarvo for a reading aloud session. 📻 Listen to the recording (4.4.2024) here.

Maa's students have independently written a public statement for the support of Maa. Read the students statement (11.4.2024) here.

Maa's open courses are starting again!

Maa's evening courses are open and are held at the school's premise and the Cable Factory. At the moment, you can register for drawing evenings. More courses are coming up as well! 💗

Respond to our alumni survey!

Would you like your name to be mentioned in the alumni list on our new website? Would you like to share with us information about your experiences of how Maa's studies impacted your professional development? Answer the survey during June 💙


Open lectures