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.
There are two different types of grants within TelepART Mobility Support, TelepART-Arts and TelepART-Science. TelepART-Arts can be applied for performing art projects and TelepART-Science can be applied for research events.
The grant is intended for travel and accommodation costs up to €1,000 and the funding decision is made within two weeks from the application.
Run by the Finnish Cultural and Research Institutes, the platform hopes to generate more cultural and academic exchange opportunities between Finland and the following countries and regions (in both directions):
- The Netherlands
- United Kingdom
- Middle East and North Africa (excluding Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory)
- United Kingdom
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.
If applying for the art grant, The Performer must receive a reasonable compensation for their work (“performance fee”).
Daily allowances, meals, etc. are neither supported by the programme nor included in the “Total costs of the production”.
The funding is granted at the discretion of the Finnish Cultural and Research 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/academic merit
– The significance of the funding for the receiver’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/academic exchange between Finland and the specified country
The grant is aimed at performances that are open to the general public. For example if there is an open performance in connection to an artist stay in a residency they may apply for the TelepART-grant.
In order to be eligible for the grant, both the performer and the event organiser must have a preliminary commitment to the project.
You can find TelepART events in social media with the hashtag #telepart