Performance and
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Performance is an alternative depiction of life.

- Lauri

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National Council for the Performing Arts

The National Council for the Performing Arts is responsible for making decisions regarding grants, subsidies and prizes within the fields of theatre, performance and live art, dance and circus. The council also provides expert advice in these fields.

The Central Arts Council appoints national arts councils for a two-year term. The expertise of members of other national and regional arts councils, as well as that of external experts, may also be utilised in the peer reviews of applications.

National Council for the Performing Arts 2017–18


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 (1.1.2017-31.5.2017)
Antti Mattila, Scenographer, Helsinki
Lotta Nevalainen, International Affairs Manager, Helsinki (from 16.8.2017)
Reetta Ristimäki, Music Theater Artist, Helsinki
Ville Sandqvist, Actor, Director, Helsinki (from 16.8.2017)
Lotta Skaffari, Director, Tampere
Joachim Thibblin, Theatre Director, Paattinen (1.1.2017-30.4.2017)
Johanna Tuukkanen, Artistic Director, Performance Artist, Kuopio
Vesa Tapio Valo, Dramaturge, Director, Helsinki

Presenting Officer

Mari Karikoski, Special Adviser (Theatre, Performance and Live Art)

Nea Leo, Special Adviser (Dance, Circus Art)


Anni Tappola, Planning Officer




Last modified: 12.10.2017


National Council for the Performing Arts
Hakaniemenranta 6, PL 1001
00531  Helsinki

Tel. +358 295330900
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