The Finnish Institute in the UK and Ireland has appointed new Programme Directors for the next three year term. Neicia Marsh has been appointed Programme Director, Society, and Karoliina Korpilahti has been appointed Programme Director, Arts.
Neicia Marsh has worked in the cultural field in the UK and Finland for ten years, holding managerial positions within curating, production, and public relations for organisations based in the UK, US, and the EU. She holds an MA in Arts Management from the Sibelius Academy, and has worked for institutions and organisations such as Academy of Fine Arts Helsinki, Theatre Academy Helsinki, and Feminist Culture House.
Karoliina Korpilahti is an arts manager and contemporary art expert with multifaceted experience. She has worked on advocating Finnish arts internationally at the Finnish Institute in Estonia and at Frame Contemporary Art Finland. She has also worked as a cultural producer and writer. Korpilahti holds an MA in Aesthetics from the University of Helsinki.
“I am very pleased with the diverse expertise of our new programme team. The strong vision of Marsh and Korpilahti for developing the institute’s programme in line with our new strategy opens up new opportunities for us to build an increasingly inclusive and sustainable program that also meets the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic and Brexit,” says Jaakko Nousiainen, Director of the Finnish Institute in the UK and Ireland.
Marsh and Korpilahti will start their work in August.
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