The Finnish Institute in Germany launched the TelepART funding programme in January 2018 in order to help emerging performing artists showcase their work internationally. The rapid-access style funding is designed to support the expenses for Finnish artists travelling to Germany, Switzerland and Austria or German, Austrian and Swiss artists travelling to Finland.
The Finnish Institute in Germany promotes artistic collaboration between Finland, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The TelepART funding programme is designed especially for emerging talent in performing arts (theatre, performance, circus, dance and music).
The programme enables artists to react quickly to opportunities due to its new rapid-access funding. Grants will only be considered for projects where the organiser, performer and their representatives are committed to 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. TelepART funding is open for applications throughout the year.
The Finnish Institute makes the grant decisions with the expert performing arts organisations Music Finland, Dance Info Finland, TINFO and CircusInfo Finland. Applications will be processed within two weeks.
TelepART was launched by the Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux in 2016.