Trade Union for Art and Culture Professionals TAKU advocates for a better working life!

Our mission is to develop working life in art and culture, make the fields more appreciated, and advocate for the good of the sector. We support our members at all stages of their working lives, provide services and bring experts together.

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Most recent TAKU news


january, 2022

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Apply grant from AEK foundation

Grants for research, education, or professional development. Application period for Akava Special Branches’ AEK foundation is on 7. December 2021 – 28. February 2022. Read more!

Get to know TAKU’s new board

TAKU has a new chairperson and a diverse board of members representing the arts and culture sector. Piia Lääveri, Ruisrock festival’s Executive producer was elected as a chairperson of TAKU for the next term. Get to know all the board members.


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Raising appreciation of the art and culture sector: a necessary endeavour

Great advances have been made in understanding the significance and value of the art and culture sector in recent years.

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Work in progress: English language accessibility

We are at your service during office hours in both Finnish and English.

Member services and benefits

TAKU provides support and professional counselling for its’ members in different situations – but also numerous member benefits, most of which are available to you as soon as you join.

Specialist in the art and culture sector: are you being paid at least the minimum TAKU-recommended salary?

See the TAKU’s salary recommendations for cultural producers (with degrees from a university of applied sciences) and holders of master’s and bachelor’s degrees in arts, history, literature and cultural subjects.

Recommendations and Guides

Check the art and culture sector minimum salary recommendations, employment term guides and other work contract related materials.

Employment contract checklist

An employment contract may be made orally, electronically or manually. A written employment contract is always recommended to prevent disputes later on.

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