Regional Arts Council
The Arts Council of Lapland is an expert body of the Arts Promotion Centre Finland responsible for the region of Lapland.
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 Lapland 2013—2014
Maria Huhmarniemi, environmental artist, lecturer, Rovaniemi
Risto Immonen, sculptor, Muurola
Matti Kaarlejärvi, publisher, managing director, Ranua
Ulla-Maija Kanerva, curator, Rovaniemi
Markku Kokkola, author, MPhil, store manager, Kemi
Riitta Lönnström, design director, Rovaniemi
Katriina Pietilä-Juntura, museum director, Tornio
Ilmari Tapiola, artisan, reindeer herder, Utsjoki
Samuel Valkeapää, lecturer in precious metals, Inari
Juha Vuorinen, theatre director, Rovaniemi