Regional Arts Council
The Arts Council of Southeast Finland is an expert body of the Arts Promotion Centre Finland responsible for the regions of Kymenlaakso and South Karelia.
The arts council makes decisions regarding the awarding grants and awards for artists, artist groups and organisations within its own area of responsibility on the basis of peer reviews. In addition, it provides expert advice and participates in the strategy work of the Arts Promotion Centre Finland.
The members of the arts council are appointed by the Central Arts Council for two-year terms.
Arts Council of Southeast Finland 2013—2014
Ilkka Laasonen, theatre director, Kotka
Simo Helkala, musician, Valkeala
Kirsi Herala, executive director, Koria
Hannu Hokkanen, musician, Imatra
Kai Hämäläinen, industrial designer, Lappeenranta
Tatu Kosonen, photographer, Ylämaa
Sanna Majander, visual artist, Savero
Irja Sinivaara, author, Kotka
Annu Vertanen, graphic artist, Imatra