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).

Applications must be submitted in English. Please read our Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy before applying.

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.

TelepART: Ilona Salonen

TelepART: Ilona Salonen

Dance artist Ilona Salonen is our latest artist to be supported by the TelepART Mobility Support Platform. Salonen will attend a three week laboratory and perform in an international group at the TicTac Art Center in Brussels. She will also perform two short versions...

TelepART: Miradonna Sirkka

TelepART: Miradonna Sirkka

The latest artist supported by the TelepART Mobility Support is a contemporary circus and performance artist Miradonna Sirkka who is staying in the Netherlands for a 6-week residency. The residency is part of SEA Foundation’s longer-term research on art and sustainability and their project focusing on the Happiness.