TelepART Mobility Support Platform
20.2.2023: The TelepART funding programme for the Benelux region is currently closed and does not accept any new applications.
TelepART Mobility Support provides opportunities for performing artists to travel and perform between Finland and the Benelux. It is an easy and quick micro-funding aimed for emerging and semi-established professionals.
Who can apply for support?
The support is available for artists, performers, groups, representatives of performers (agencies), or event organisers based in Finland or the Benelux. Event(s) must take place in either Finland or the Benelux.
In order for funding to be granted, both the organiser and the performer as well as their representatives must be committed to the production. Applicants must be able to demonstrate high artistic value, the production must be a collaboration between at least two countries, the performer(s) must receive a reasonable compensation for their work (“performance fee”), and the applicant should be able to secure sufficient additional funding.
The grant is aimed at performances that are open to the general public.
The funding, granted upon application, is limited to a maximum of EUR 1,000 and must not exceed 50% of the total production or tour costs (including travel, accommodation and shipping costs, performance or participation fees and other performance related non-fixed costs, including VAT).
For more information about the TelepART programme, please visit the TelepART website.
TelepART is supported by:
The Finnish Cultural Foundation, Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture, Wihuri Foundation and The Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland.
Image: Going Fishing performance by Miradonna Sirkka, Taiteiden kesä Kulta ry, Finnish Cultural Foundation 2021. Photo by Iidaliina Linnea.
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 Benelux countries
In order to be eligible for the grant, both the performer and the event organiser must have a preliminary commitment to the project.
Decisions will be made by the Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux with guidance from a changing roster of performing arts professionals. Decisions will be made within two weeks of the application being received.
The June 2023 TelepART support by the Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux goes to Jaha Koo’s Cuckoo at the Hangö Teaterträff festival.
The May 2023 TelepART support by the Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux goes to Atte Kilpeläinen, who is taking part in Festival Resonances – International Chamber Music Festival at Château de Halloy in Belgium.
In March, TelepART supports Anne Pajunen’s opening night performance in Death in Venice at Oulu Theatre on 10.3.2023, co-produced by the Carl Knif Company.
This January, TelepART supports flutist Vera Plosila, part of the Ensemble Nylandia traverso consort, that performs Café Barock Aurore: Flute Music of the Renaissance, at Kallio Library, 24.1. in Helsinki.
In October, TelepART support allocated by The Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux has been given to performers Inga Huld Hákonardóttir (IS) and Kevin Fay (US), both based in Brussels.
In September, TelepART support allocated by The Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux has been given to traverso player Vera Plosila and theatre and puppetry professional Neville Tranter / Vaurioteatteri.
In August, TelepART support allocated by The Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux has been given to Routa Company, Jouni Järvenpää. Järvenpää and Vincent Verburg will perform their collaboration Silent Scream.
A new website also means a new way of doing things. We have decided to present the TelepART grantees on a monthly basis from now on, showcasing their upcoming performances.
Juho Myllylä, based in the Netherlands, has received funding from the TelepART Mobility Support to be able to rehearse and perform in Finland with Ensemble Gamut! music group. Myllylä is a recorder player, guitarist, singer and songwriter.