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The TelepART Mobility Support Application for the BENELUX REGION is now closed and does not accept any new applications.

TelepART Mobility Support application

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 Institute for the Benelux, the platform hopes to generate more cultural exchange opportunities between Finland and the Benelux countries. All projects must include performers or event organisers from Finland and at least one Benelux country.

General guidelines

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 EUR 1,000 and must not represent more than 50% of the total cost of the production (fee + travel + cargo). 

The funding is granted at the discretion of the Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux, in consultation with varying performing arts professionals. Funded projects are published on the Finnish Cultural Institute's website.

Before you apply, please consider the following:

- 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

- The Performer must receive a reasonable compensation for their work (“performance fee”)

- 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. Daily allowances, meals, etc. are neither supported by the programme nor included in the “Total costs of the production”

PLEASE NOTE that The Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux is unable to compensate travel costs in cases where the performance is cancelled. We strongly urge all applicants to take this matter into consideration in the booking process.


Awarding criteria

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. 

Terms and conditions

In order to secure TelepART funding, the performance(s) must take place no earlier than two calendar weeks from submitting the application.

If allocated TelepART support, the applicant agrees to submit an expense report after the event, enclosing the original receipts for all costs incurred. Additionally, the applicant agrees to respond to a short evaluation questionnaire. Both are to be returned within one month of the performance.

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.


Thank you for supporting and enabling the TelepART project:
Finnish Cultural FoundationFinnish Ministry of Education and Culture, Wihuri Foundation and The Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland.

Contact: telepart@finncult.be