State Prize for Dance to Katja Kirsi

Manager of Outreach and Education Katja Kirsi.

Katja Kirsi has worked with the Zodiak Center for New Dance for ten years as Manager of Outreach and Education. During this time she has innovated, developed and implemented exceptionally wide-ranging, creative and artistically ambitious outreach and education activities.

Under Katja Kirsi’s leadership, forms of outreach have been developed and realised in collaboration with professional artists, the public and institutions such as schools. The work for which she has been awarded the state prize has radically enriched how the cultural institution carries out its outreach and education work; both in terms of art and surpassing and broadening psychological, cultural and social boundaries.

The state prize was awarded by the National Council for the Performing Arts. The prize award ceremony hosted by Minister of Education and Culture Sanni Grahn-Laasonen took place on 25 November in Helsinki. The EUR 13,500 state prize is financed from lottery funds.


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