Project Description

Association of Minna Canth´s House

Association of Minna Canth´s house
Association of Minna Canth´s House is a non-profit  association. The association owns all the shares in the real estate OY Minna Canthin katu 22, the property is owned by the City of Kuopio.

The Board of the Minna Canth House Association (v.2020) consists of lawyer Seppo Karvinen , Master of Music Jaana Turunen Maestra, Professor Emeritus Atte von Wright (Deputy Chairman) University of Eastern Finland, Harry Dunkel,DI and conducter Atso Almila (Chairman).
Anja Lappi, executive Director, Master of Music, entrepreneur, is leading the project.

Members of the association’s content committee are

Minna Maijala, non-fiction author, Minna Canth -researcher

Mikko Roiha, director, artist professor

Juha Hurme, director, author

Kaarina Hazard, free author

Jussi Lehtonen, art director, actor

Jouni Tossavainen, author

Sirpa Kähkönen, author

Lotta Vaattovaara, actor

Kaisla Pirkkalainen, actor

Virpi Rautsiala, actor

Minna Canth seura, Helsinki

Terhi Jälänne-Kupias, literary critic

Maria Oiva, director, #Digiteatteri

The Construction Committee consists of Pasi Pitkänen Kumoni Oy, Education Manager Harry Dunkel Savonia University of Applied Sciences and architect Hannu Puurunen. Experts are invited to the committees on a case-by-case basis.


Register at There are many ways to participate in the Kanttila project: BECOME A SUPPORT MEMBER (personal support member 20 €, community / company support member 200 €)

Enter the name, address, phone number in the text field. Account number: Pohjois-Savon Osuuspankki FI7056000520552368 Organize a support concert, presentation or discussion event Come and help the association

The founders of Minna Canthin talo -organization ( 26.10.2016) : Paavo Lipponen, former prime minister, who also
works on architecture and cherishing cultural heritage in his previous hometown Kuopio. DI Harry Dunkel works in Savonia University of Applied Sciences as the head of educational responsibility, in the construction and environment sector. Pekka Kantanen was the chairman of Kuopio’s municipality. Anja Lappi is the creative director of Anya Productions, a firm specialized in cultural productions. Seppo Karvinen is a lawyer from Kuopio, and has been a part of advancing many projects remarkable to the society and Atte von Wright, Emeritus professor of University of Eastern Finland. Long-time chairman of Minna Canth Kuopio -organization.

Yhdistyksen säännöt.

( In Finnish)