Nomination of candidates for arts councils underway
The Arts Promotion Centre Finland requests candidates for national and regional arts councils to be nominated by 15 June. The Central Arts Council shall appoint the members for the 2017-18 term in the autumn.
Nominees have been requested from approximately 240 art experts and organisations for the national arts councils and from approximately 600 art experts and organisations for the regional arts councils. The new Central Arts Council appointed by the Ministry of Education and Culture shall decide in the autumn the number, names and number of members of the national arts councils, as well as the number of members of the 13 regional arts councils.
The arts councils are responsible for making decisions regarding the awarding of grants and awards to artists, artist groups and organisations on the basis of peer reviews. Each year the Arts Promotion Centre Finland receives around 14,000 applications, approximately two-thirds of which are reviewed by the national arts councils.
Members of the arts councils are experts in the fields of the arts and culture. The Central Arts Council is responsible for ensuring that the arts councils represent a diverse range of artistic and other expertise. Linguistic and regional aspects are also taken into consideration. Each member may be appointed to the arts council for no more than two consecutive terms, after which he or she may be reappointed after no less than two years.
Further information: Esa Rantanen, Head of Arts Support, Arts Promotion Centre Finland, t. +358 295 330 720, email@example.com