The Cultural and Library Committee
Activities of the Cultural Office and the Helsinki City Library are directed by the Cultural and Library Committee. The Committee decides on subsidies and grants and outlines cultural policies, and other functions include, for example, presentation of the annual City of Helsinki Culture Award.
Members of the Cultural and Library Committee are appointed by the Helsinki City Council.
The Cultural and Library Committee comes under the jurisdiction of the Mayor for Cultural and Personnel Affairs.
Cultural Director Stuba Nikula is the representative for matters relating to the Cultural Office. Deputising in Nikula’s absence is Head of Joint Services Anna Kaarina Piepponen or Head of Division Paiju Tyrväinen. Library affairs are represented by Library Director Tuula Haavisto or the most senior Deputy Library Director available in case of her absence.
Agendas and decisions (in Finnish)