Form is all around us.

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National Council for Architecture and Design

The National Council for Architecture and Design is responsible for making decisions regarding grants, subsidies and prizes within the field of design. The council also provides expert advice in this field.

This year artist grants have been awarded to 32 designers, including 15 on five-year grants, 9 on three-year grants and the remainder on one-year or half-year grants. In addition, two designers are on 10-year grants beginning in 2012.

The council also awards approximately 280,000 euros a year in grants for design projects.

The Central Arts Council appoints national arts councils for a two-year term. 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.

National Council for Architecture and Design 2019–20


Kirsti Kovanen, Architect, Mikkeli

Other members

Niina Kilpelä, Architect, Helsinki
Kimmo Lintula, Architect, Helsinki
Juuso Koponen, Information Designer, Helsinki
Janne Pihlajaniemi, Architect, Oulu
Päivi Meuronen, Interior Architect, Helsinki
Inni Pärnänen, Jewellery Artist, Helsinki
Mariana Salgado, Service Designer, Helsinki
Markku Salo, Designer, Nuutajärvi
Tanja Sanila, Designer, Inari

Presenting Officer

Lea Halttunen, Special Advisor


Nelli Sahlman, Planning Officer

Last modified: 05.07.2019


Arts Promotion Centre Finland
Hakaniemenranta 6, PL 1001
00531  Helsinki

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