TelepART Mobility Support

The Finnish Institute supports international mobility and collaboration.  Our TelepART funding programme helps emerging performing artists and researchers showcase their work internationally. The rapid-access style funding TelepART Arts and TelepART Science enable artists and researchers to act quickly to international work opportunities in the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Finland.

TelepART for artists

Who can apply: Performing artists working in the fields of theatre, circus, music, dance, and performance art

What you can apply for: Travel, accommodation, and freight costs

Key dates: TelepART Mobility Support programme is open all the time, there are no deadlines. Decisions are made within two weeks of a successfully submitted application.

TelepART Arts is designed to support the expenses for Finnish artists travelling to the United Kingdom and Ireland or British or Irish artists travelling to Finland. TelepART funding promotes international movement of performing artists working in the fields of theatre, circus, music, dance, and performance art.

Grants will only be considered for projects where the organiser, performer, and their representatives are committed to the production. Applicants must be able to demonstrate high artistic value, the production must be a collaboration between at least two countries, and the performer(s) must receive reasonable compensation for their work.

TelepART-funding can be applied for travel, accommodation, and freight costs. The minimum amount that can be applied for is €100 and the maximum amount is €1000. The sum cannot exceed 50 % of the total costs.

The Finnish Institute makes the grant decisions with expert reviewers from performing arts organisations Music Finland, Dance Info Finland, TINFO and CircusInfo Finland. Applications will be processed within two weeks of successful submission.

Apply for TelepART Arts funding here

TelepART for academic researchers

Who can apply: Early and mid-career researchers

What you can apply for: Travel, accommodation, and conference/participation fees

Key dates: TelepART Mobility Support programme is open all the time, there are no deadlines. Decisions are made within two weeks of a successfully submitted application.

TelepART Science welcomes applications from early and mid-career researchers of any academic discipline working at Finnish universities or research institutes. Applicants should have an active participatory role, for instance presenting a paper at a conference, to support their application. The minimum amount that can be applied for is €100 and the maximum amount is €1000.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate the relevance and value of the event for their ongoing research and career development.In order to be eligible for the grant, both the researcher and the event organiser must have a preliminary commitment to the visit. The application will be evaluated based on academic merit, the significance of the funding for the applicant’s professional activities, the amount of funding applied for, and the budget balance as well as the impact of the project on the quality and quantity of academic exchange between Finland and the specified country. Grant decisions are made by the directors of the Finnish Institute in the UK and Ireland.

TelepART Science countries/regions:

  • Austria
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Middle East and North Africa (excluding Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory)
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom

 

Apply for TelepART Science funding here

 

TelepART is supported by Finnish Cultural Foundation, Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture, and Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation.

More information: telepart(at)fininst.uk

You can find TelepArt events on social media with the hashtag #telepart.

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Photo: Inka Hyvönen / Mudwoman performance with Kultturikauppila Ii

We have done interviews with artists that were granted TelepART Arts funding in 2018–2020. Find out about their experiences with TelepART: Circus artist Hanna Moisala, folksinger-songwriter, composer and producer Lau Nau, artistic director and co-founder of The Irish Festival of Oulu Brent Cassidy, TRAP hiphop-artist Ville Valoton.