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The TelepART platform aims to generate more cultural exchange opportunities between Finland and the Baltic countries. The Finnish Institute in Estonia processes and coordinates the TelepART applications for the Baltic region.

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. All projects applying for TelepART funding must include performers or event organisers from Finland and at least one Baltic 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. Please note that the call is open for 2024. For projects in 2025 we kindly ask you to apply in January 2025.

Funding may only be granted for travel, accommodation and shipping costs. Starting from EUR 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 (travel, accommodation and shipping costs, performance fees and other performance related non-fixed costs, including VAT). If applying for the grant, the performer must receive a reasonable compensation for their work (“performance fee”). Please note that the TelepART funding is paid to the applicant after the said performance has taken place. For more information on the payment procedures, please see our terms and conditions.

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

Returning applicants: Please note, that we can accept applications from the same person only every other year.


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 Baltic region
- In order to be eligible for the grant, both the performer and the event organiser must have a preliminary commitment to the project.
Please note: Due to financial constraints, the Finnish Institute in Estonia at present has to prioritize those applications which concern mobility from Finland to the Baltics.

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 our website.


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

Contact: telepart@finst.ee