Did you already notice the upcoming Networking and discussion event for members on 31. March?


We invite TAKU members to discuss how Finnish working life could be made better for art and culture professionals with international backgrounds!

TAKU's membership base is diversifying and we have more students and professionals who join us with versatile backgrounds, presenting diverse language groups and status in the working life.

Already, we are aware of general discussion on issues that people with international backgrounds face in the Finnish labor market, such as

  • Unpaid internship
  • Shady contracts or no contracts
  • Language barriers
  • Fragile networks


TAKU members Kersti Tainio (board's deputy member), Nadine Leinonen (board's student representative) and Zeynep Kaynar invite you to join an informal working group: come to discuss these topics on Zoom. Present at the event is also Vilja Byström from the TAKU office. If you are interested, please reply to a brief survey and sign up for the event here!

The language of the session is English. With this event, we want to engage our members to discuss, share best practices, offer a channel for feedback, and most of all, create a community. There is no fixed form of the activities yet, and it would mean a lot for the ones interested to join the event.