Executive Director – Tampere Music Festivals
Minnakaisa Kuivalainen has been the Executive director of Tampere Music Festivals (Tampere Biennale, Tampere Jazz Happening, Tampere Vocal Music Festival) since 2004. Before that she was working as a festival producer for Helsinki Festival in 2002 and Musica nova Helsinki in 2003-2004. Tampere Biennale 2022 will be her 35th festival. Minnakaisa Kuivalainen has studied in the Conservatories of Helsinki and Kuopio, the University of Helsinki, Université Paris 8 and Université Paris-Sorbonne IV. She has had positions of trust among others as the Vice-President of Finland Festivals and the Vice-President of Pirkanmaa Regional Fund.