TelepART is now accepting new applications. Please note that all current coronavirus related travel restrictions between Finland, the UK and Ireland will need to be obeyed. If you are traveling to the UK, please make sure you comply with the current UK visa regulations. Visa and coronavirus test related costs can be included in the application budget.

TelepART for artists

Finnish Institute in the UK and Ireland’s TelepART funding programme helps emerging performing artists showcase their work internationally. The rapid-access style funding is designed to support the expenses for Finnish artists travelling to the United Kingdom and Ireland or British or Irish artist travelling to Finland. TelepART funding promotes international movement of performing artists working in the fields of theatre, circus, music, dance and performance art.

The programme enables artists to react quickly to work opportunities in the UK, Ireland or Finland. 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 is open for applications throughout the year and decisions are made within two weeks of a successfully submitted application.

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.

Finnish Institute in the UK and Ireland makes the grant decisions with the expert performing arts organisations Music FinlandDance Info FinlandTINFO and CircusInfo Finland. Applications will be processed within two weeks.

TelepART application form for artists can be found here.

TelepART for academic researchers

TelepART-tiede (science/research in Finnish) is intended for early and mid-career researchers. Grants are available to cover travel and accommodation costs. TelepART-tiede welcomes applications from 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. Available grants amount to a maximum of €1000.

TelepART application form for academic researchers can be found here.

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

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Photo: Inka Hyvönen / Mudwoman performance with Kultturikauppila Ii