The Association has its roots in the Paimenliitto of the 1960s, fighting for a humane worldview, a revival of aesthetic thinking and the preservation of Finnish language. After Finland joined the European Union in 1995, our late founder and honorary president Paul Tiililä brought changes to the Association registration. The rules included 'nurturing Finnish folklore and way of life and the way of the country' and ensuring the preservation of the Finnish language'. For the new Europe, Finland now needed the European Cultural Association EKY. We have established international cultural Relations in Europe as well as in the USA and Russia. As part of the official Finland 100th anniversary celebrations, we took the exhibition to New York, and we are currently cooperating with Russia.
With Covid restrictions increasingly affecting people’s movement, the Internet has become an important space to collaborate and display Artwork.
For this Reason too, we want to offer our members the opportunity to present their art and tell us briefly about how they make art.