KUTIKUTI is a non-profit contemporary comics association and artist collective formed in Finland in 2005. The core of Kutikuti consists of ca. fifty members who make, teach, and publish comics. Kutikuti has over a hundred supportive members around the world and has fastly become one of the most recognized marvels of the Finnish comics scene abroad. We operate internationally with an aim to maintain and develop comics as an art form.
KUTIKUTI, Pasilan veturitallit, Aleksis Kiven katu 88, 00520 Helsinki, Finland / firstname.lastname@example.org
Sami Aho, Mari Ahokoivu, Evangelos Androutsopoulos, Benjamin Bergman, Heta Bilaletdin, Terhi Ekebom, Roope Eronen, Matti Hagelberg, Esko Heikkilä, Jyrki Heikkinen, Sanna Hukkanen, Mikko Huusko, Richard Jensen, Joonas Järvi, Ville Kallio, Jan Konsin, Leo Kuikka, Antti Kurvinen, Reijo Kärkkäinen, Jarno Latva-Nikkola, Tiina Lehikoinen, Kaisa Leka, Eeva Meltio, Hanneriina Moisseinen, Søren Mosdal, Tommi Musturi, Pauliina Mäkelä, Lauri Mäkimurto, Reetta Niemensivu, Jyrki Nissinen, Jenna Oldén, Pentti Otsamo, Jaakko Pallasvuo, Miissa Rantanen, Kati Rapia, Hannele Richert, Joonas Rinta-Kanto, Viivi Rintanen, Johanna Rojola, Katja Ronkanen, Heikki Rönkkö, Anna Sailamaa, Aiju Salminen, Kari Sihvonen, Aino Sutinen, Tiitu Takalo, Tuomas Tiainen, Petteri Tikkanen, Katja Tukiainen, Riitta Uusitalo, Jari Vaara, Emmi Valve, Amanda Vähämäki & Mikko Väyrynen.
If YOU are a Finnish contemporary comic artist or work on the field you may apply for the membership of Kutikuti. Apply with a free-form application via email or normal post to the address above. However, you must include your contact information, explain a little bit of your background and aims as a comic artist plus contain samples of your comic works (screen-resolution JPG or PDF required). There are no application rounds. The board of Kutikuti decides on new members twice a year. Each applicant will be contacted in both cases (acceptance or refusal). Remember that Kutikuti is an association devoted to contemporary comic art. We do not support mainstream or entertainment art or work in the field of illustration. We do not value your work by quantity but by artistic quality. Kutikuti is an association of professional contemporary comic artists but we also want to support talented newcomers to become such. Kutikuti’s membership costs 50 € per year. The membership includes a subscription to the Kuti newspaper, the possibility to join our activity, such as exhibitions and publications (not automatic, each curated separately), and our work with exporting Finnish comic art. We also expect our members to take part in actual work and decision-making. Our base and strength are in collective work and we want to keep it that way.
Kutikuti association membership is available for Finnish contemporary comic artists and contemporary comic artists living in Finland.