Regional Arts Council
The Arts Council of Southeast Finland is one of Taike’s regional expert bodies and is responsible for the region of Southeast Finland.
The arts council makes decisions regarding the awarding of Taike’s regional grants and grants for children’s culture to artists in the region of Southeast Finland. It also awards the annual Southeast Finland Art Prize. In addition, as an expert body of Taike, it participates in strategy work and provides expert opinions.
The members and chair of the arts council are appointed by the Central Arts Council for two-year terms. Members of other state and regional arts councils, as well as outside experts, may also participate in the peer reviews of grant applications.
Arts Council of Southeast Finland 2021–2022
Laura Pajunen, Planning Officer (until 16.9.2022)
Lea Halttunen, Special Advisor
Sini Paloheimo Voutilainen, Planning Officer
Arts Council of Southeast Finland 2019–2020
Mikko Holm, Jewellery Artist, Lappeenranta
Mika Kallio, Musician, Kouvola
Jorma Fagerström, Director of Education, Kouvola
Ulla-Maija Järnstedt, Actress, Imatra
Mika Kempas, Rector, Kotka
Eeva-Liisa Puhakka, Visual Artist, Kouvola
Iiris Rannio, Theatre Director, Lappeenranta
Minna Rissanen, Visual Artist, Kouvola