Pro Arte Foundation Finland seeks to promote art as a resource for democratic society, and as an important part of human life and everyday existence. The Foundation’s aim is to enhance the status and visibility of visual art, to improve the relationship between visual art and the public, and to make it more accessible. The Foundation’s work is international in scope and directed at anyone interested in culture.
The Finnish word IHME means “miracle” or “wonder”. However, it is in daily use in a variety of phrases meaning something strange, weird, something that wakens curiosity.
What if art happened in a place where everybody is already: shopping centres, train stations and trams? What if it was something fleeting – a smile exchanged with a stranger, a shared moment, or an attempt to understand the distance to a far-away traveller, a meteorite from three billion years ago? What if it did not seem important to know if it was a work of art – if more weight was attached to what it felt like or who you would tell about it? And what if, even though everything seems to be just as it always has been, something surprising happens that makes you think: what if?
IHME / Pro Arte Foundation Finland
Kalevankatu 4, 2nd floor
00100 Helsinki, Finland
Pro Arte Foundation Finland has introduced electronic processing of invoices as of 1 January 2016. We are looking forward to receiving primarily electronic invoices from you. If you are not able to send electronic invoices, please contact Avion Accounting: firstname.lastname@example.org or +358 201 407 100.
Our electronic invoice addresses are:
Electronic invoice address: 003721485721
Operator (Basware): BAWCFI22
Executive Director Paula Toppila, tel. +358-45-1240096
Cultural Producer Päivi Matala, tel. +358-45-2350080
Full-time from November to April, part-time from May to October (Mon-Wed)
Communications Officer Oona Simolin, tel. +358-45-6326267
Until 31 December 2018
The expert team of IHME invites the IHME artist to conceive the Project, and also plans the programme of the Festival.
The expert team of the foundation is: Tuula Arkio (chair), Ute Meta Bauer, Leevi Haapala, Hanna Johansson, Paula Toppila (research, secretary), and Timo Valjakka.
Pro Arte Foundation Finland is funded by a private donor who wishes to remain anonymous. Alongside Pro Arte Foundation Finland, Kone Foundation has been a supporter since 2015, and Saastamoinen Foundation funds IHME in 2020–22.