Institut finlandais is an independent and multidisciplinary platform between Finland and France.

In collaboration with different international institutions, academia and creatives, Institut finlandais engages actively with critical discourse through its onsite and off-site programming. We seek to explore how a cultural framework can foster international conversations in creative fields, such as design, gastronomy, cinema and performing arts.

The core activities of the Institut finlandais are funded by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture. The projects of the Institut are also financed by different private foundations and organizations. The 2023 programme is financed by: the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture, the Finnish Cultural Foundation, the Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation, Svenska kulturfonden, Finnish National Agency for Education.


Fondation Institut finlandais de France, strategy 2022-2024


Tuula Yrjö-Koskinen, Director

Laura Vanto, Producer (Gallery, Cinéma)
+33 (0)6 08 74 32 63

Tanja Juntto, Producer (Hors les murs, Mobility)
+33 (0)6 43 75 73 94


Justine Sarton, Communication
+33 (0)6 76 42 59 30

Quentin L’hôte, Technician
+33 (0)7 81 57 15 75


Katariina Uusitalo, Administration
+33 (0)6 38 88 03 22


Alexandra Marschan-Claude, Head of Café Maa
+33 (0)6 08 66 22 48 

Sarah Choualhi, Café Maa

Saara Lehtonen, Communication assistant

Linnéa Backas, Production assistant

Board of Administration


Raine Tiessalo                                                                                                                    

Vice President

Saara Saarela      


Johanna Mäkelä
Kaius Niemi
Jaakko Tapaninen
Katia Duncker
Markku Lampinen
Salme Salokannel


Katariina Uusitalo

Visit us

Institut finlandais
60, rue des Écoles
33, rue du Sommerard
75005 Paris


Tel. +33 7 68 44 07 66


Opening hours

Institut finlandais and Café Maa are open
from Tuesday to Saturday 11am-6pm.




60, rue des Écoles
33, rue du Sommerard
75005 Paris

Institut finlandais is open to all public, free of charge. Our premises are easily accessible by public transportation.

Cluny-La Sorbonne (10)
Saint-Michel (4)
Odéon (4, 10)

N° 21 – 27 – 38 – 63 – 75 – 86 – 87 

Saint-Michel (RER C)
Cluny – La Sorbonne (RER B)

Sorbonne – Ecoles (Station N° 5030)
Sorbonne – Saint-Jacques (Station N° 5002)
Pierre Sarrazin – Saint-Michel (Station N° 6031)

Institut finlandais is accessible for wheelchair users.
Our bathrooms are gender neutral.  

If you have other questions regarding accessibility, please call us +33 (0)7 68 44 07 66 or write to us at info(at)

Sustainability at Institut finlandais

The cultural sector can have a significant contribution to accelerating environmental action. Institutions in art and culture have the power to bring people and communities together, create emotional engagement and thus help art meet science on the mission towards a more sustainable future. The cultural sector is also a part of the climatic problem and must play its part by committing to carbon-cutting targets.

Sustainability needs to be on the agenda for every actor and at Institut finlandais, we strive to take into account all of its aspects. We strive towards environmental and social sustainability in all our activities at Institut finlandais. Sustainability and ecological production are core values at Institut finlandais. The institute follows The Finnish Cultural and Academic Institutes’ (SKTI) environmental guidelines and aims to actively come up with solutions for minimising its environmental impact.

Institut finlandais is dedicated to reducing the environmental impact of the organisation’s activities. Environmentally friendly values are promoted and are an important part of the institute’s activities. This is noticeable in everything we do, from how we act daily and to who we choose to work with. Ecology sets the base for the planning and implementation of Institut finlandais’ activities. Environmentally friendly values are an important part of the selection criteria for our different projects.

Our Institute wants to set an example and encourage all actors in the cultural field to take actions, to adopt green habits and to draw their own green guidelines.

In January 2022, Institut finlandais hired a consultant to support us in the work towards becoming more sustainable and getting the Label EnVol sustainability certificate. You can read more about the Label EnVol here

Principles for safer space

Society’s civilization, social conscience and strength is measured by how it treats its marginal groups. Accessibility, diversity, equality and integration of marginal groups are important for us.

Institut finlandais is open to all. Institut finlandais’s job is to make sure that our venue is a safe and inclusive space for both its visitors and its employees.


We do not accept inappropriate treatment of others nor discrimination of any kind. We treat all visitors, artists and staff equally and strive towards creating a safer space as an independent and multidisciplinary platform. 


Opportunities for cooperation

Institut finlandais is committed to producing a diverse cultural programme in collaboration with the international creative industries, both on and off its premises. The Institute’s activities strengthen international dialogue in the context of different artistic and creative sectors.The Institute aims to produce content that respects sustainability and equality. We plan our programming independently, based on our strategy for each period, but we are also open to suggestions. Please note that programming is planned for a period of approximately one year. Institut finlandais welcomes suggestions and offers of cooperation in connection with the programme. You can send your proposals via this programme proposal form.

This programme proposal form is also available in Finnish.