Folk Music and Folk Dance in Finland (KEK)
Sirpa and Riitta took over the associtaion’s administration on the spring 2016. Before Sirpa has substituted for the organisation’s Executive Director at two different occasions, in 2011 and 2013.
The Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki
Sirpa works as Production Coordinator at The Sibelius Academy’s Folk Music Department, where she is primarily responsible for the production related to the Folk Big Band. She has also lectured in other Departments on the themes of marketing and production. Similarly, Riitta has lectured at The Sibelius Academy on the topic of Music Management.
Finnish Entertainment Agency Association (SOA)
Sirpa took over the administration of the association beginning of the year 2017. Before she took care of the communications of the association on the years 2015-2016.
Annamaija Music Company
Riitta was a producer at Annamaija Music Company until 2016.
Riitta was working with advertisement sales for the We Jazz 2015 tabloid magazine. She has also supported the collective in securing independent funds for the festival.
Sirpa is press officer and producer at Polarartistit Ltd, being responsible for the company’s publicity ranging from press releases to Facebook and website updates. The productions include for instance concerts and summer theatre productions.
The Irish Festival of Oulu
Sirpa has been responsible for the on and offline publicity of the festival from the year 2015.
Haapavesi Folk Music Festival
Sirpa was the Executive Director of the festival in 2008-2009 and 2014, and has worked as its Marketing Manager in 2013. She is currently part of the events’ supporting team.
Sirpa and Riitta were responsible for marketing the Norwegian Folkelarm 2015 event in Finland. They also took on the production relating to the Finnish showcase artists’ participation in the event.
Sirpa and Riitta have been involved in creating an approach for the internationalisation of the Folklandia cruise, including its first showcase to be held in 2016.
Mimmit Music Oy
Riitta has been Mimmit’s Booking Agent since 2010. She has also secured funding for Mimmit Music Ltd, specifically for international activities.