Sibafest: #Kansalaisrauha [Civil peace] panel discussion

Teaching and research
Thu 01.02.2018 -
17.00 to 18.00
Estimated duration: 1 hours
Sibelius Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki
Public funding for culture - the central government grant system reform  and other funding systems.
No intermission. Please order refreshments before concert. »

Event description

Panel: Heikki Pursiainen - Mikko Perkoila - Minna Sirnö - Johanna Tolonen

Heikki Pursiainen is an economist and the content manager of MustRead digimedia. He was Head of Research at think tank Libera between 2015-17.
Mikko Perkoila is a singer-songwriter who was a part of the political song movement in Finland in the 1970s and a member of the band Arkiviisu.
Minna Sirnö is a politician and the director of Arts Promotion Centre Finland since 2013.
Johanna Tolonen is the director of Finlandia Hall since 2012.

The discussion is held in Finnish and moderated by Sibafest’s artistic director Atso Almila. Language: Finnish.


Panel discussions open to all return to delight information-hungry members of the public at Sibafest! This year’s topics have to do with the festival’s general theme, #Kansalaisrauha [Civil peace], reflecting on the present state of Finnish culture and society. The discussions will also touch on the festival’s four key composers: Toivo Kuula, Leevi Madetoja, Oskar Merikanto and Georg Friedrich Händel. The panel is moderated by Atso Almila, artistic director of Sibafest. The day-to-day programmes are to be published in the course of the autumn.

The lower foyer at the Music Centre also has a bar/café with a selection customised for Sibafest: coffee, soft drinks, sparkling wine and sweet and savoury after-work snacks. The spoken language of these panel discussions is Finnish.


Sibafest 1/27–2/3/2018
Contact information
Jeroen Sebrechts, 050 560 9798,
Taideyliopiston Sibelius-Akatemia

Tickets and costs

Type of ticket: Free admission

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