Kymenlaakso and South Karelia

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Last modified: 28.08.2016

Regional Arts Council

The Arts Council of Southeast Finland is an expert body of the Arts Promotion Centre Finland responsible for the regions of Kymenlaakso and South Karelia.

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. The expertise of members of other national and regional arts councils, as well as that of external experts, may also be utilised in the peer reviews of applications.

Arts Council of Southeast Finland 2019–20


Mikko Holm, Jewellery Artist, Lappeenranta

Other members:

Jorma Fagerström, Director of Education, Kouvola
Mika Kallio, Musician, Kouvola
Ulla-Maija Järnstedt-Kauppinen, Actress, Imatra
Mika Kempas, Rector, Kotka
Eeva-Liisa Puhakka, Visual Artist, Kouvola
Iiris Rannio, Theatre Director, Lappeenranta
Minna Rissanen, Visual Artist, Kouvola

Presenting Officer

Sari Ilmola, Special Adviser


Johanna Tillaéus, Planning Officer

Last modified: 02.01.2019


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