Call for nominations for arts councils for 2025–2026 term has closed – Altogether over 650 nominations received

In February, the Arts Promotion Centre Finland (Taike) requested nominations for candidates to its national and regional arts councils for the 2025–2026 term from significant actors in the arts sector. The deadline for nominations was 31 May 2024.

Altogether over 650 nominations were received. Taike has contacted all nominees by e-mail at the beginning of June.

Taike’s special advisors will review all the nominations and form their opinion for the Central Arts Council, which will decide on the composition of the arts councils at its meeting in October.

The national and regional arts councils serve as Taike’s expert bodies. The most important task of their members is to act as experts and peer reviewers within their own field of the arts and region. Art councils decide on the awarding of grants and prizes.

Artforms represented by arts councils remain unchanged

The Central Arts Council decided on the names and number of arts councils at its meeting on 16 May 2024. The names and artforms of the national arts councils will remain the same in the upcoming term as in the current term. Find out more about the current arts councils:

The arts councils to be appointed in October will be the last in the current format. The ongoing restructuring of arts councils can be followed on the Taike website (in Finnish).