North Karelia

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Regional Arts Council

The Arts Council of North Karelia is one of Taike’s regional expert bodies and is responsible for the region of North Karelia.

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 North Karelia. It also awards the annual North Karelia 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 North Karelia 2019–20


Kai Paavilainen, Actor, Joensuu

Other members

Reetta Gröhn-Soininen, Sculptor, Joensuu
Reima Hirvonen, Visual Artist, Eno
Mari Kortelainen, Dancer, Outokumpu
Pentti Ojajärvi, Music Teacher, Kesälahti
Outi Särkikoski, Visual Artist, Joensuu
Kanerva Vaakanainen, Author, Ylämylly

Presenting Officer

Hanna Susitaival, Special Advisor


Tuija Kivilinna, Planning Officer

Last modified: 05.07.2019


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