Central Arts Council appoints new members to arts councils for the next two-year term

20.10.2016

The arts councils represent a diverse range of artistic and other expertise. Photo: Antti Luostarinen/Viestintätoimisto Drum

The Central Arts Council of the Arts Promotion Centre Finland has appointed 75 art experts for the seven national arts councils for the 2017-18 term. In addition, 112 members have been appointed for the 13 regional arts councils. The chairpersons of all the arts councils have artist backgrounds.

The Central Arts Council selected the members of the arts councils on the basis of proposals submitted by approximately 800 art experts and organisations, including art associations, universities and regional councils.

For the 2017-18 term, the scope of the arts councils is the same as in the current term. The National Council for the Performing Arts will award grants and prizes in the fields of theatre, performance and live art, dance and circus. The National Council for the Visual Arts will award grants and prizes in the fields of visual art, photographic art, and comics and illustrations. The National Council for Audiovisual Art will award grants and prizes in the fields of cinema, media art, and light and sound art.

“Peer reviews for each artform will be ensured by utilising expertise from multiple arts councils. In addition, we plan to call on the expertise of persons who were nominated but not appointed to the arts councils for reviewing applications,” says Risto Ruohonen, Chair of the Central Arts Council.

The Central Arts Council has appointed photographer and artist Marja Helander to chair the National Council for Mobility and Diversity in the Arts. The other members of the council will be appointed at the beginning of 2017 once the other arts councils have been organised. Six of the members will be chairpersons or vice-chairs of other national arts councils, and two will be chairpersons or vice-chairs of regional arts councils. The National Council for Mobility and Diversity in the Arts will award grants in the fields of multidisciplinary art, multiculturalism and international activities.

The Central Arts Council and arts councils are expert bodies of the Arts Promotion Centre Finland (Taike). The arts councils decide on the awarding of grants and prizes to artists, artist groups and communities on the basis of peer reviews, each with its own field and region. Each year the arts councils distribute 21.7 million euros in grants and awards, representing 64 percent of overall support for the arts and culture distributed by Taike. In addition, the arts councils evaluate applications for subsidies within Taike’s jurisdiction.

Further information: Risto Ruohonen, Chair of the Central Arts Council. Contact Eija Ristimäki, Head of Communications, t. +358 295 330 722, eija.ristimaki@taike.fi

National arts councils 2017–18

National Council for Architecture and Design 2017–18

Chairperson:

Tarja Tuupanen, Jewellery Artist, Lappeenranta

Other members:
Pentti Kareoja, Architect, Professor, Helsinki
Niina Kilpelä, Architect, Helsinki
Juuso Koponen, Information Designer, Helsinki
Kimmo Lintula, Architect, Professor (Adjunct), Helsinki
Eero Lintusaari, Artisan, Jewellery Artist, Tuusula
Päivi Meuronen, Interior Architect (SIO), Helsinki
Saara Repo, Architect, Kuopio
Mariana Salgado, Senior Researcher, Helsinki
Vesa Varrela, Designer, Glass Artist, Tampere

National Council for Audiovisual Art 2017–18

Chairperson:
Dag Andersson, Managing Director, Kemiö
Other members:
Simo Alitalo, Sound Artist, Turku
Joonas Berghäll, Film Director, Helsinki
Tellervo Kalleinen, Artist, Helsinki
Mia Kivinen, Lighting Designer, Curator, Helsinki
Hanna Maylett, Film Director, Espoo
Leena Perälä, Film Assistant, Lahti
Miia Rinne, Media Artist, Helsinki
Mika Ronkainen, Film Director, Oulu
Sami van Ingen, Visual Artist, Helsinki
Sari Väänänen, Executive Director, Helsinki

National Council for Literature 2017–18

Chairperson:
Tomi Kontio, Author, Helsinki
Other members:
Kristiina Drews, Translator, Helsinki
Anneli Kanto, Author, Scriptwriter, Tampere
Satu Koho, Literary Scholar, Journalist, Oulu
Jussi Ojajärvi, Lecturer, Associate Professor in Literature, Oulu
Jusa Peltoniemi, Dramaturge, Author, Fiskars
Alexandra Salmela, Author, Tampere
Peter Sandström, Author, Journalist, Turku
Mikaela Stömberg-Schalin, Author, Porvoo
Esko-Pekka Tiitinen, Author, Joensuu
Sisko-Tuulikki Toijonen, Journalist, Tampere

National Council for Mobility and Diversity in the Arts 2017–18

Chairperson:
Marja Helander, Photographer, Visual Artist, Helsinki
Other members
The other members of the council will be appointed at the beginning of 2017 once the other arts councils have been organised. Six of the members will be chairpersons or vice-chairs of other national arts councils, and two will be chairpersons or vice-chairs of regional arts councils.

National Council for Music 2017–18

Chairperson:
Kimmo Hakola, Composer, Helsinki
Other members:
Jaana Haanterä, Violinist, Conductor, Tampere
Sanna Kurki-Suonio, Musician, Espoo
Maija Kylkilahti, Deputy General Manager, Lahti
Mats Liljeroos, Musicologist, Helsinki
Marouf Majidi, Musician, Helsinki
Esa Nieminen, Conductor, Composer, Espoo
Markku Ollila, Rector, Pori
Jenny Robson, Musician, Espoo
Outi Tarkiainen, Composer, Rovaniemi

National Council for the Performing Arts 2017–18

Chairperson:
Kirsi Monni, Professor, Helsinki
Other members:
Mikael Aaltonen, Producer, Helsinki
Kimmo Hietanen, Circus Artist, Helsinki
Saara Juvonen, Cultural Producer, Helsinki
Aino Kivi, Theatre Director, Joensuu
Taina Kopra, Circus Director, Director, Tampere
Antti Mattila, Scenographer, Helsinki
Reetta Ristimäki, Opera Singer, Actress, Helsinki
Lotta Skaffari, Director, Tampere
Joachim Thibblin, Theatre Director, Paattinen
Johanna Tuukkanen, Artistic Director, Performance Artist, Kuopio
Vesa Tapio Valo, Dramaturge, Director, Helsinki

National Council for the Visual Arts 2017–18

Chairperson:
Veli Granö, Photographer, Porvoo
Other members:
Terhi Ekebom, Illustrator, Comics Artist, Helsinki
Maria Hirvi-Ijäs, Critic, Researcher, Helsinki
Minna Henriksson, Artist, Helsinki
Villu Jaanisoo, Sculptor, Pirkkala
Aimo Katajamäki, Illustrator, Visual Artist, Helsinki
Laura Köönikkä, Curator, Helsinki
Anni Leppälä, Photographer, Helsinki
Ismo Luukkonen, Photographer, Turku
Pekka Paikkari, Sculptor, Designer, Sipoo
Kari Södö, Visual Artist, Oulu
Anne Tamminen, Visual Artist, Hämeenlinna

Regional arts councils 2017–18:

Arts Council of Central Finland 2017–18

Chairperson:
Tuukka Toijanniemi, Lighting and Sound Designer, Jyväskylä
Other members:
Miia Elivuo, Dance Instructor, Dancer, Jyväskylä
Pirjo Hassinen, Author, Jyväskylä
Janne Heinonen, Film Director, Saarijärvi
Marko Hämäläinen, Photographer, Muurame
Teija Isohauta, Freelance Researcher and Curator, Korpilahti
Jouni Koskimäki, Lector and Musician, Jyväskylä
Virpi Lehto, Visual Artist, Joutsa

Arts Council of Häme 2017–18

Chairperson:
Mia Mironoff, Dance Artist, Lahti
Other members:
Risto Autio, Actor, Scriptwriter, Hämeenlinna
Tapani Bagge, Author, Hämeenlinna
Tuija Lampinen, Painter, Riihimäki
Kirsti Nenye, Photographer, Lahti
Simo Ripatti, Visual Artist, Turenki
Tiina Salmi, Visual Artist, Lahti
Esa Vienamo, Ethnomusicologist, Parola
Timo Väänänen, Musician, Lahti

Arts Council of Lapland 2017–18

Chairperson:
Liisa Penttilä, Theatre Director, Rovaniemi
Other members:
Antti Haase, Film Director, Tornio
Risto Immonen, Sculptor, Muurola
Tenka Issakainen, Critic, Rovaniemi
Tanja Kavasvuo, Curator, Kemi
Tomi Knuutila, Lecturer in Digital Media, Rovaniemi
Anna Laakso, Pianist, Rovaniemi
Maarit Magga, Duodji Master, Palojoensuu
Jussi Siirilä, Author, Kemi

Arts Council of North Karelia 2017–18

Chairperson:
Ulla Mäkinen, Director of Dance Education, Outokumpu
Other members:
Anneli Hynninen, Music Teacher, Joensuu
Aino Kivi, Theatre Director, Joensuu
Jokke Saharinen, Visual Artist, Critic, Joensuu
Pentti Stranius, Author, Lieksa
Outi Särkikoski, Visual Artist, Joensuu
Harri Turunen, Sculptor, Joensuu

Arts Council of North Savo 2017–18

Chairperson:
Matti Kaarlejärvi, Narrator, Kuopio
Other members:
Maarit Hakkarainen, Art Expert, Kuopio
Tatu-Pekka Kekäläinen, Author, Kuopio
Pekka Laasonen, Theatre Director, Kuopio
Pentti Otsamo, Comics Artist, Maaninka
Eeri Pihlajakari, Dance Instructor, Kortejoki
Mari Piipponen, Architect, Kuopio
Satu Vihavainen, Opera Singer, Helsinki

Arts Council of Northern Ostrobothnia and Kainuu 2017–18

Chairperson:
Petri Kauppinen, Dance Artist, Choreographer, Oulu
Other members:
Helena Kaikkonen, Visual and Textile Artist, Oulu
Leo Karsikas, Sculptor, Kajaani
Tapio Lappalainen, Composer, Haapajärvi
Arja-Liisa Räisänen, Executive Director, Oulu
Ulla Schroderus, Director, Suomussalmi
Jussi Valtakari, Painter, Sculptor, Taivalkoski
Pauliina Vanhatalo, Author, Raahe
Maria Viitasaari, Composer, Music Teacher, Oulu

Arts Council of Ostrobothnia 2017–18

Chairperson:
Hannah Kaihovirta, Visual Artist, Researcher, Vaasa
Other members:
Liisu Aurasmaa, Actress, Seinäjoki
Mervi Heikkilä, Author, Ylistaro
Teemu Hirvilammi, Architect, Seinäjoki
Niina Kiprianoff, Orchestra Musician, Educator, Nurmo
Jyrki Portin, Photographer, Kokkola
Riku Riippa, Sculptor, Kälviä
Dennis Rundt, Author, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus, Kristiinankaupunki
Annika Sillander, Executive Director, Maalahti

Arts Council of Pirkanmaa 2017–18

Chairperson:

Antti Haapio, Lecturer in Photographer, Tampere
Other members:
Anna Angervo, Violinist, Vesilahti
Kari Aronpuro, Author, Tampere
Sirpa Joenniemi, Visual Arts Curator (ret.), Tampere
Jaana Kari, Producer, Valkeakoski
Anna Elina Lyytikäinen, Actress, Director, Tampere
Mia Manner, Jewellery Designer, Goldsmith, Nokia
Mikko Metsähonkala, Architect, Tampere
Miika Riekkinen, Lecturer in Dance, Tampere

Arts Council of Satakunta 2017–18

Chairperson:
Angelika Meusel, Actress, Pori
Other members:
Maija Anttila, Architect, Kankaanpää
Tapio Haapala, Visual Artist, Kokemäki
Tapio Koivukari, Author, Rauma
Heli Latvala, Producer, Pori
Markku Ollila, Rector, Pori
Jenny Valli, Museum Director, Rauma

Arts Council of South Savo 2017–18

Chairperson:
Anne Leinonen, Author, Otava
Other members:
Katriina Honkanen, Theatre Director, Vantaa
Nikke Isomöttönen, General Manager, Mikkeli
Kirsti Kovanen, Architect, Mikkeli
Jarkko Liutu, Visual Artist, Savonlinna
Eino Logren, Cantor, Organist, Punkaharju
Riitta Turunen, Textile Artist, Varistaival

Arts Council of Southeast Finland 2017–18

Chairperson:
Petteri Ikonen, Visual Artist, Director of Education, Kotka/ Vantaa
Other members:
Mikko Holm, Jewellery Artist, Lappeenranta
Annukka Järvi-Herlevi, Author, Critic, Reitkalli
Mika Kallio, Musician, Kouvola
Sanna Kemppainen, Actress, Lappeenranta
Susanna Kivinen, Dance Instructor, Lappeenranta
Tiina Luhtaniemi, Theatre Director, Jyväskylä / Kouvola
Markku Metso, Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Koria

Arts Council of Uusimaa 2017–18

Chairperson:
Hanna Weselius, University Lecturer, Photographer, Helsinki
Other members:
Jouko Aaltonen, Film Director, Producer, Helsinki
Marko Alastalo, Artist, Vantaa
Annina Holmberg, Author, Helsinki
Kristiina Louhi, Illustrator, Children’s Author, Järvenpää
Hannele Niiranen, Dance Artist, Helsinki
Dan Palmgren, Visual Artist, Helsinki
Petr Potchinchtchikov, Producer, Entrepreneur, Helsinki
Silja Puranen, Visual Artist, Tuusula
Leena Rapola, Actress, Helsinki
Jolin Slotte, Author, Siuntio
Hannu Tolvanen, Senior Advisor, Helsinki

Arts Council of Varsinais-Suomi 2017–18

Chairperson:
Matti Tainio, Visual Artist, Kaarina
Other members:
Jukka Aaltonen, Theatre Director, Turku
Tove Appelgren, Director, Author, Turku
Emilie Gardberg, Chief Executive, Salo
Sade Kahra, Photographer, Turku
Mika Lietzen, Comics Artist, Turku
Niina Repo, Author, Turku
Kimmo Schroderus, Sculptor, Salo
Satu Tuittila, Dance Artist, Raisio

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