Taito North Karelia Association

Taito North Karelia's vision is to be a strong North Karelian cultural foundation that works to raise the image of handicrafts and handicraft entrepreneurship. The mission of the association is to be a link between the past and the future. The association preserves old ways of working and the traditions as they are, but also develops a new 21st century handicraft tradition alongside it. Taito North-Karelia is a part of Taito Group which is a national, bilingual arts and crafts service organization.

Rules of the Association

You can find the rules of Taito North-Karelia here:  Rules

Board of Directors

Taito North Karelia Board for the year 2021:  Board members

Annual report

Here you can read Taito North Karelia's annual report:  Annual Report 2020



On the way to a Craftsmanship Experience

The goal of the On the Way to a Craftsmanship Experience project is to develop a concept that can be used to create packages suitable for cultural travellers and tourism in general. Along with, to find the right target groups for the created package services.

The aim of the project's founders (Taito Pohjois-Karjala ry, North Karelia's tourism operators, as well as handicraft entrepreneurs) is to package and offer high-quality experiences for visitors. The goal is to create interesting travel packages that exceed customer expectations.

These packages can consist of handicraft services, exhibition and event offerings. Additionally, café and restaurant services can be included in North Karelian tourist destinations and companies, as well as in Taitokortteli and other Taito North Karelian spaces.

Brochure for the services available that were created in this project.


Home Crafts

The aim of the project was to create a brand for handcrafted interior design products.

In this, Taito North-Karelia networked with local handicraft businesses and developed a collection. Which is manufactured by these local handicraft companies and distributed and marketed by Taito North Karelia.

The special focus of the project was to preserve handicrafts as a rural livelihood and to support local production.

Final Report, Homecrafts Project


Taito bus project

The aim of the Taito bus project was to increase the opportunities for handicrafts in the North Karelia region.

In April 2010, the association launched the Taito bus - a tour of craft counselling for well-being and doing in the countryside - project, which brings craft opportunities to the customer as close as possible.

Check out the Taito Bus project

Taito Group

The Arts Association manages the organization's common affairs, industry development and communication, as well as domestic and international connections. The Arts Association also acts as an advocate and expert in craft culture.


You can read more about the Taito Association, Taito Society, the Taito Organization, and our diverse activities at:


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