Funding opportunities


The Institute continually looks for projects and ideas that fit the needs of our partners. We are currently running the following schemes which aim at supporting the mobility of artists and researchers:

Open call for artists: STEAM Residency in Edinburgh and Oulu

In collaboration with the Finnish Institute, the City of Edinburgh and the City of Oulu in Finland have established the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) residency project in order to build greater international collaboration between the two cities and to support creative learning for children and youth in both locations. Deadline 21.9.2020.


TelepArt is a continuous, adjustable funding programme designed to support performing artists and academic researchers:

Below Zero 

In 2019, the contemporary art prize Below Zero was awarded for the second time. The prize is worth 15 000 pounds (approximately 17 000 euros), and covers mentoring, materials, a month-long residency in London and an exhibition at Beaconsfield Gallery.

Open Call

We regularly search for interesting projects with our Open Call. In 2019 we actualised three projects that were selected though this open call:

Producers’ House

The aim of this residency programme is to support the internationalisation and professional networking of Finnish performing arts and audiovisual producers and their intermediaries. In the pilot call of 2019, 14 Finland-based producers were chosen for the residency.