Regional Arts Council - Ostrobothnia

Regional Arts Council

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

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 Ostrobothnia. It also awards the annual Ostrobothnia 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 Ostrobothnia 2021-22 


Jimmy Pulli, Visual Artist, Vasa

Other members

Ann-Helen Attianese, Author, Maxmo
Minna Bengs-Shersta, Visual Artist, Seinäjoki
Jari Eklund, Photographic Artist, Pattijoki
Helmi Heinonen, Author, Seinäjoki
Jari Hietanen, Actor, Vaasa
Anni Järvelä, Musician, Kaustinen
Mikko Pellinen, Musician, Kokkola

Presenting Officer

Ulla Lassila, Special Advisor


Raija Backman, Planning Officer


Arts Council of Ostrobothnia 2019–20


Hannah Kaihovirta, Visual Artist, Researcher, Vaasa

Deputy Chairperson

Liisu Aurasmaa, Actress, Seinäjoki

Other members

Jari Eklund, Photographer, Tunkkari
Teemu Hirvilammi, Architect, Seinäjoki
Anni Järvelä, Musician, Kaustinen
Niina Kiprianoff, Musician, Kauhajoki
Jimmy Pulli, Visual Artist, Vaasa
Dennis Rundt, Author, Kristiinankaupunki