Performer of the Year
Finlandia Foundation National launched the Performer of the Year (POY) program in 1996 to assist undiscovered artists and gain exposure for entertaining programs related to Finnish and Finnish-American culture. FFN chapters are invited to host the POY for the enrichment and enjoyment of their members and guests.
Most of the performers selected have been singers or instrumentalists. The POY may possess any talent that appeals to a range of ages and is consistent with the goals of the FFN.
2024 POY MISKA KAJANUS
Miska Kajanus, a Finnish-American actor, comedian and filmmaker from Finland and now based in Los Angeles, is Finlandia Foundation’s Performer of the Year for 2024.
Miska will present a theatrical one-man show about his journey from Finland to America.
Click button below for a bit of information about Miska. Details about booking his appearances will be coming soon. Click here for Miska’s website.
IDA METSBERG IS POY
Singer-songwriter Ida Metsberg is the 2023 Performer of the Year.
FFN Performers of the Year have shared a variety of talents with audiences across the U.S. since the program was established 1996.