Regional Arts Council
The Arts Council of Pirkanmaa is an expert body of the Arts Promotion Centre Finland responsible for the region of Tampere.
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 Pirkanmaa 2013—2014
Maila-Katriina Tuominen, critic, journalist, Tampere
Juha Elomäki, theatre manager, Tampere
Suvi Leinonen, programme producer, Tampere
Petri Mäkipää, dancer-actor, Tampere
Elisa Piispanen, actress, Tampere
Janne Salokannel, model construction teacher, Ikaalinen
Markku Turunen, author, Tampere
Laura Uimonen, executive director, Valkeakoski
Sampsa Virkajärvi, visual artist, art teacher, Mänttä-Vilppula