Regional Arts Council
The Arts Council of Northern Ostrobothnia and Kainuu is an expert body of the Arts Promotion Centre Finland responsible for the regions of Northern Ostrobothnia and Kainuu.
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 Northern Ostrobothnia and Kainuu 2019–20
Petri Kauppinen, Dance Artist, Choreographer, Oulu
Marko Karvonen, Lecturer, Kajaani
Essi Kummu, Author, Oulu
Urho Kähkönen, Visual Artist, Kuhmo
Tapio Lappalainen, Composer, Haapajärvi
Jouni Rissanen, Director, Oulu
Alla Räisänen, Executive Director, Oulu
Elina Vieru, Assistant, Oulu
Maria Viitasaari, Music Teacher, Oulu