Northern Ostrobothnia and Kainuu

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Last modified: 02.10.2017

Regional Arts Council

The Arts Council of Northern Ostrobothnia and Kainuu is one of Taike’s regional expert bodies and is responsible for the region of Northern Ostrobothnia and Kainuu.

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 Northern Ostrobothnia and Kainuu. It also awards the annual Northern Ostrobothnia and Kainuu 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 Northern Ostrobothnia and Kainuu 2019–20


Petri Kauppinen, Dance Artist, Choreographer, Oulu

Deputy Chairperson

Alla Räisänen, Executive Director, Oulu

Other members

Marko Karvonen, Lecturer, Kajaani
Essi Kummu, Author, Oulu
Urho Kähkönen, Visual Artist, Kuhmo
Tapio Lappalainen, Composer, Haapajärvi
Joose Mikkonen, Actor, Oulu
Elina Vieru, Assistant, Oulu
Maria Viitasaari, Music Teacher, Oulu

Presenting Officer

Ulla Lassila, Special Advisor


Raija Backman, Planning Officer

Last modified: 17.02.2020


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