Helena Mustikainen

Project Director, Lifelong Learning, Sitra
Kuva: Miikka Pirinen
Kuva: Miikka Pirinen


Helena Mustikainen is responsible for discussion facilitated by Sitra on the reform of the government funding for the arts and culture. Sitra’s role in the reform prepared by the Ministry of Education and Culture is to provide external, neutral support to the process and bring perspective on the future to the discussion.


Helena has 20 years’ experience as a supervisor and has managed many projects in the public and private sectors. At Sitra, she is also responsible for internal expertise network activities. She has a master’s degree in economics and business administration. Her work has given her a broad knowledge of the entire public sector, including local authorities, the social welfare and healthcare system, banking and, most recently, the cultural sector.

Contact Helena if you want to know more about the government funding for the arts and culture, setting goals for change or implementing and managing change. She is also interested in new organisational cultures and the added value that we all gain from co-operation.

What else?

Whenever she has some time off, Helena likes to travel, spend time outdoors and play golf. Culture is also very close to her heart, and has become even more important since work made it a part of her daily life.

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