Regional Arts Council
The Arts Council of Uusimaa is one of Taike’s regional expert bodies and is responsible for the region of Uusimaa.
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 Uusimaa. It also awards the annual Uusimaa 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 Uusimaa 2021-22
Tuulikki Koskinen, Special Advisor
Tuire Tapanainen, Planning Officer
Helena Laahanen, Planning Officer
Arts Council of Uusimaa 2019–20
Hannele Niiranen, Executive Director, Helsinki
Vesa-Petteri Asikainen, MA (Theatre), Helsinki
Ilari Kähönen, Visual Artist, Helsinki
Riitta Paakki, Jazz Musician, Helsinki
Taneli Rautiainen, Visual Artist, Helsinki
Heli Rekula, Visual Artist and Photographer, Loviisa
Helena Sinervo, Author, Helsinki
Jolin Slotte, Author, Siuntio
Ville Suhonen, Film Director, Otalampi
Anne-Marie van der Lei, University Lecturer, Helsinki
Anne Vasko, Illustrator, Hyvinkää
Matthew Whittall, Composer, Helsinki