Regional Arts Council
The Arts Council of Ostrobothnia is an expert body of the Arts Promotion Centre Finland responsible for the regions of Ostrobothnia, Southern Ostrobothnia and Middle Ostrobothnia.
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 Ostrobothnia 2013—2014
Eija-Irmeli Lahti, actress, Seinäjoki
Tuija Ahola, acting museum director, Lappajärvi
Matti Hakamäki, director, Folk Music Institute, Kaustinen
Marko Hautala, author, Vaasa
Tuomo Kallio, project assistant, Seinäjoki
Henna Mantere, MA, Lapua
Jimmy Pulli, visual artist, Vaasa
Mats Sandström, photographer, Uusikaarlepyy
Mia Wiik, dance instructor, Korsholm