TelepART – Mobility Support Platform for Artists and Researchers

TelepART Mobility Support promotes opportunities for performing artists, scientists and researchers to travel and perform internationally. It is an easy and quick micro-funding format aimed for emerging and semi-established professional artists and young academics. The TelepART project is supported by the Finnish Cultural Foundation, Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation and the Finnish Ministry of Education.

Run by the Finnish Cultural and Research Institutes, the platform hopes to generate more cultural and academic exchange opportunities between Finland and the countries and regions represented by the participating institutes. There are two different types of grants within TelepART Mobility Support, TelepART-taide and TelepART-tiede. TelepART-taide can be applied for performing art projects and TelepART-tiede can be applied for research events.

The platform is permanently open to applications, which can be submitted by individual academics or 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. The grant must not represent more than 50% of the total cost of the production. Total production costs include travel, accommodation and shipping costs, performance fees and other performance related non-fixed costs (i.e. the technical staff for the performance), all including VAT. This rule assures that the travel budget is in balance with the size of the event.

TelepART-taide (Art)

The TelepART funding programme for the Finnish Institute at Athens helps emerging performing artists showcase their work internationally and to build connections with the Greek artistic scene. The easy-access style funding is designed to support the expenses for Finland-based artists travelling to Greece or artists based in the Greece travelling to Finland.

TelepART funding promotes international movement of performing artists working in the fields of theatre, circus, music, dance and performance art. 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 project costs. Daily allowances, meals, etc. are neither supported by the programme nor included in the “Total costs of 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. The TelepART-taide funding is granted at the discretion of the Finnish Cultural and Research Institutes, with the decisions being made by the Finnish Institute at Athens in consultation with the expert performing arts organisations Music Finland, Dance Info Finland, TINFO and CircusInfo Finland.

 

TelepART-tiede (Research)

The Finnish Institute at Athens’ TelepART funding programme in research is intended to help young researchers present their work internationally. The low-threshold funding is designed to support the expenses for Finland-based researchers travelling to Greece.

TelepART funding promotes international movement of researchers and science in all fields. Grants will only be considered for events where the organiser, performer and their representatives have an active role, e.g. as a speaker with an accepted paper. In order to be eligible for the grant, both the performer and the event organiser must have a preliminary commitment to the project. Moreover, the event must have participants from at least two countries. Daily allowances, meals, etc. are neither supported by the programme nor included in the “Total costs of the production”.

The awarding criteria for a TelepART application in research include the academic merit, the significance of the funding for the applicant’s professional activities, the amount of funding applied for and the budget balance, and the impact of the project on the quality and quantity of academic exchange between Finland and Greece. The Finnish Institute at Athens makes the grant decisions. Applications will be processed within two weeks.

How to Apply?

TelepART funding platform is open for applications throughout the year. Funding decisions are made within two weeks of the successful submission of an application.

For more information on the TelepART mobility funding, visit https://www.applytelepart.com/. In addition, questions to the Finnish Institute at Athens can be submitted via email to telepart@finninstitute.gr or lampinen@finninstitute.gr, or via phone to the number +30 697 889 5302.

Apply here: https://telepart.gruppo.fi/online-applications/index.php/891853

The Terms and Conditions of the funding platform can be found in a PDF document here.

You can find TelepART events in social media with the hashtag #telepart