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

Salla Tykkä, Portrait, Series of 9 images, 2009, inkjet print, each image 33 x 29 cm

The Central Arts Council of the Arts Promotion Centre Finland has appointed ten national arts councils and one subcommittee for a two-year term (2013-2014). According to new legislation in Finland, the Central Arts Council makes decisions regarding the number of national arts councils, their names and their roles. It also appoints the chairpersons and other members of the arts councils. If required, the Central Arts Council may also appoint subcommittees.

During the first two-year term there will be ten national arts councils. A chairperson and six to eleven other members were appointed for each arts council. The members are all experts in the fields of the arts and culture.

Each chairperson and other member may be appointed to the arts council for no more than two consecutive terms, after which he or she may be reappointed after no less than two years.

Before appointing the national arts councils, the Central Arts Council heard the recommendations of recognised experts in the fields of the arts and culture. When appointing the members of each national arts council, the Central Arts Council strove to ensure a broad base of expertise in the arts and other fields, as well as a gender balance in accordance with the Act on Equality between Women and Men. Regional and linguistic aspects were also taken into consideration.

The national arts councils are expert bodies of the Arts Promotion Centre Finland. Each national arts council makes decisions within its own area of responsibility regarding the awarding of state artist grants, as well as other grants and awards for artists, artist groups and organisations on the basis of peer reviews. In addition, as expert bodies within their fields, the national arts councils provide expert advice and participate in the strategy work of the Arts Promotion Centre Finland regarding the arts and culture.

National arts councils, 19.04.2013−31.12.2014:

National Council for Architecture and Design

Chairperson
Matti Sanaksenaho, architect, professor, Espoo
Members
Antonio Altarriba, ceramist, Lappeenranta
Arni Aromaa, industrial designer, Helsinki
Juho Grönholm, architect, Helsinki
Ilkka Halinen, city architect, Jyväskylä
Hella Hernberg, architect, Helsinki
Jasmiine Julin-Aro, fashion designer, professor, Helsinki
Aino Kajaniemi, textile artist, Jyväskylä
Anu Merenlahti, graphic designer, Helsinki
Aune Musta, artisan, Inari
Aino Niskanen, architect, professor, Helsinki
Pekka Toivanen, design director, Kirkkonummi

National Council for Cinema

Chairperson
Jouko Aaltonen, film director, Helsinki
Members
Jukka-Pekka Laakso, executive director, festival director, Tampere
Heikki Kujanpää, film director, actor, Karkkila
Kaisu Tapaninen, executive director, Jyväskylä
Virpi Suutari, film director, artist professor, Helsinki
Päivi Valotie, film critic, Turku
Pekka Uotila, filmmaker, film director, Helsinki
Tero Koistinen, managing director, Helsinki
Auli Mantila, film director, artist professor, Kuggom

National Council for Circus and Dance

Chairperson                          
Katarina McAlester, choreographer, lecturer in dance art, Helsinki
Members
Tuomo Railo, choreographer, artistic director, Espoo
Pia Lindy, dance artist, Helsinki
Eeva Kauppinen, culture journalist, Oulu
Jukka Virtala, dance artist, trainer, Tampere
Sampo Kivelä, artistic administrator, Helsinki
Minna Palokangas, rector, dance instructor, Kajaani
Mika Väyrynen, producer, Turku
Martina Linder, director, Helsinki
Petri Heikkilä, degree coordinator, Hollola 

National Council for Literature

Chairperson
Siri Kolu, author, Vantaa
Members
Juri Joensuu, PhD, researcher, Jyväskylä
Risto Ahti, author, Tampere
Sanna Karkulehto, PhD, professor of literature, Jyväskylä
Juhani Lindholm, translator, Järvenpää
Olli Mäkinen, training manager, Vaasa
Sari Peltoniemi, author, Lempäälä
Mikko Rimminen, author, Helsinki
Hannele Mikaela Taivassalo, author, Helsinki

National Council for Media Art, Comics and Illustrations

Chairperson
Salla Tykkä, visual artist, Helsinki
Members
Mika Launis, illustrator, graphic designer, Helsinki
Teemu Leinonen, professor, Helsinki
Johanna Rojola, comics artist, Helsinki
Minna Suoniemi, visual artist, Tampere
Ville Tietäväinen, graphic designer, illustrator, cartoonist, Espoo
Mika Tuomola, director, media artist, Helsinki
Riitta Uusitalo, artist, Jyväskylä

National Council for Multidisciplinary Art

Chairperson                          
Annette Arlander, professor, Helsinki        
Members
Arnold Chiwalala, DMus, musician, composer, choreographer, Espoo
Yvonne Godhwani, curator, Espoo
Wali Hashi, journalist, Turku
Jan-Peter Kaiku, dance critic, Loviisa
Riikka Latva-Somppi, sculptor, glass artist, Helsinki
Kirsti Nenye, photographic artist, lecturer, Lahti
Tuomas Siitonen, architect, Helsinki
Semra Türkmen, visual artist, graphic artist, Helsinki
Paavo Westerberg, playwright, director, scriptwriter, Helsinki

Subcommittee for Art Journalism

Chairperson
Jan-Peter Kaiku, dance critic, Loviisa
Members
Leena Kangas, visual artist, critic, Oulu
Merja Leppälahti, fiction writer, critic, researcher, Turku
Antti Selkokari, journalist, film critic, Helsinki
Juha-Heikki Tihinen, art historian, Helsinki

National Council for Music

Chairperson
Aija Puurtinen, DMus, musician, Helsinki
Members
Gustav Djupsjöbacka, DMus, lecturer in lied music, Helsinki
Perttu Haapanen, MMus, composer, Helsinki
Hanna Juutilainen, musician, Helsinki
Anna-Kaisa Liedes, lecturer, Helsinki
Turkka Manninen, lecturer in singing, opera singer, Muurame
Pekka Nissilä, journalist, Helsinki
Pauliina Syrjälä, lecturer in folk music, Joensuu

National Council for Theatre

Chairperson                          
Yrjö Juhani Renvall, professor, Tampere
Members
Minna Leino, dramaturge, playwright, Helsinki
Kirsikka Moring, journalist, Helsinki
Petteri Pietiäinen, lighting designer, Helsinki
Tanjalotta Räikkä, actress, Tampere
Janne Saarakkala, director, Helsinki
Kirsi-Kaisa Sinisalo, theatre director, Rauma
Joachim Thibblin, theatre director, Paattinen
Saana Lavaste, director, Nurmijärvi
Tuomas Timonen, playwright, Helsinki

National Council for Photographic Art

Chairperson
Harri Laakso, professor, Akaa
Members
Vesa Aaltonen, photographer, Turku
Ari Kakkinen, photographic artist, Helsinki
Sandra Kantanen, photographic artist, Hangonkylä
Alla Räisänen, executive director, Oulu
Juha Suonpää, photographer, Tampere
Hanna Weselius, photographer, researcher, Helsinki

National Council for Visual Arts

Chairperson
Jan Kenneth Weckman, DFA, visual artist, Rusko
Members
Kyllikki Haavisto, painter, Orimattila
Pekka Jylhä, sculptor, Espoo
Helena Laine, culture journalist, visual artist, Pori
Tiina Lamminen, painter, Tampere
Kalle Lampela, DA, visual artist, Rovaniemi
Tero Nauha, performing artist, researcher, Helsinki
Jaakko Niemelä, visual artist, Helsinki
Anna Tuori, MFA, painter, Helsinki 

 

Further information:
Minna Sirnö, Director, Arts Promotion Centre Finland, t. +358 295 330 719, minna.sirno@minedu.fi
Tiina Rosenberg, Chairperson, Central Arts Council, tiina.rosenberg@uniarts.fi

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