TelepArt offers one of the quickest and most unbureaucratic funding tools for perfoming artist. The platform is set up and managed as a common project by the Finnish Cultural Institutes. This wasy and quick micro-funding format covers travel and accomodation costs up to 1,000€. The best thing about is, that decisions are made within two weeks from the application.
The programme wants to inspire more cultural exchange between Finland and 18 selected countries, including several Baltic States, in both directions.
There is no deadline but the platform is permanently open. Awarding criteria are:
· 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 specified country
The grant should not cover more than fifty percent of the overall production costs of the performance.
TelepART is a micro-funding format that makes rapid decisions. It supports performing artists and the exchange between Finland and several other countries.
"Culture includes not only culture and arts, but also the way of life and system of values. In this sense culture becomes the major power for intellectual renewal and human perfection." (European Council Report on European Cultural Policy)