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Thank you for your interest in TelepART programme. Our TelepART funding has been allocated for the year 2023, therefore we are not accepting new applications at the moment.

We can hopefully continue funding TelepART projects again in the spring of 2024.

We wish you all the best in your upcoming projects!


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 Institute in Japan, the platform hopes to generate more cultural exchange opportunities between Finland and Japan. All projects must include performers or event organisers from both Finland and Japan (for instance, performers from Finland and an event organiser from Japan).


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, shipping and technical rental costs. Starting from 100€, the support is limited to a maximum of 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 Institute in Japan, in consultation with varying performing arts professionals. Funded projects are published on the Institute's website.


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 and dialogue between Finland and Japan

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.

The applicant is expected to contribute to the social media and other communications and PR material of the Institute by providing information and pictures. The event organiser and the performer must mention the support of the Institute and the TelepART program in their communications and include both logos in their event promotion material.

Applications must be submitted in English. For more information about the TelepART programme, please visit the TelepART website. For more information about the Finnish Institute in Japan, please visit the Institute website.


Thank you for supporting and enabling the TelepART project: the Wihuri Foundation and the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture.

Contact: telepart@finstitute.jp

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