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 2017–18
Hannah Kaihovirta, Visual Artist, Researcher, Vaasa
Liisu Aurasmaa, Actress, Seinäjoki
Mervi Heikkilä, Author, Ylistaro
Teemu Hirvilammi, Architect, Seinäjoki
Niina Kiprianoff, Orchestra Musician, Educator, Nurmo
Jyrki Portin, Photographer, Kokkola
Riku Riippa, Sculptor, Kälviä
Dennis Rundt, Author, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus, Kristiinankaupunki
Annika Sillander, Executive Director, Maalahti