Yö ry is not solely a benefit organisation or an artist-led gallery, but an association of active and enthusiastic professionals from various fields. Yö is a movement and a community whose large number of members enables even ambitious initiatives to be implemented. At the core of Artists’ Association Yö is its members desire the desire to act.
The values of community, sustainable development and multiculturalism are central to Yö ry and promoting them is a natural part of the association's activities. All of the association's activities emphasise openness, working together, peer support and multidimensional dialogue - dialogue between different forms and fields of art, as well as between the artist, the public and society. The aim is to strengthen the mutual interaction of artists as practitioners through peer learning, support and evaluation.
The board of Artists' Assoction Yö 2023 are Kalle Ahonen (chair), Mira Mink (vice chair), Anna Olkinuora (secretary), Henriikka Pöllänen (treasurer), Harri Ahvenainen, Joonas Eränen, Anu Miettinen, Mia Mäkelä, Tanja Nyo and Anna Olkinuora.
Bodycount by Harri Piispanen photo by Mika Vehkala