TelepART Mobility Support Platform
TelepART Mobility Support promotes opportunities for performing artists to travel and perform internationally. It is a light micro-funding format aimed for emerging and semi-established professional artists.
Run by the Finnish Cultural Institutes, the platform hopes to generate more cultural exchange opportunities between Finland and the following countries:
The platform is permanently open to applications, which can be submitted by individual performers; groups; representatives of performers, such as agencies; or event organisers. Applicants will be notified of the decision within two weeks of submitting the application.
Funding may be granted for travel, accommodation and shipping costs. Starting from €100, the support is limited to a maximum of €1,000 and must not represent more than 50% of the total cost of the production (including travel, accommodation and shipping costs, performance fees and other performance related non-fixed costs, including VAT).
The funding is granted at the discretion of the Finnish Cultural Institutes, in consultation with varying performing arts professionals. Funded projects are published on the website of the relevant institute.
The application will be evaluated by the following criteria:
– Artistic merit
– The significance of the funding for the performer’s professional and artistic activities
– The amount of funding applied for and the budget balance
– The impact of the project on the quality and quantity of cultural exchange between Finland and the specified country
In order to be eligible for the grant, both the performer and the event organiser must have a preliminary commitment to the project.