The international exchange programme for performing artists extends its reach to Balticum

The TelepART support platform opened applications in the Baltic region on Jan 24th, 2018. TelePART promotes internationalisation of performing artists, and offers travel funding for practitioners within the fields of music, theatre, dance, circus, and performance art.

The online-based application,, is open to performing artists wishing to apply for travel support from Finland to the TelepART region and vice versa. Travel funding is awarded specifically to early and mid-career practitioners within the performance arts to support international performance opportunities.

Performing artists and agencies that represent artists and event organisers based in the Baltic region or in Finland, are eligible to apply for this low-threshold, quick, low-budget support of max. 1000 euros.

All applications for the Baltic region are processed and coordinated by the Finnish Institute in Estonia. The call for applications is open year-round and decisions are made within two weeks by each respective institute with the assistance of professional organisations.

For more information, please visit the website:

The TelepART platform was originally launched in the spring of 2016 with the aim to promote exchange between Finland and the Benelux countries in the performing arts field. In May 2017, the Finnish Institute in London joined the programme, making it possible for artists from Great Britain and Ireland to apply forTelepART funding. 

On Wednesday 24th of January TelepART programme expanded even further when the Finnish Institute in Hungary ‘FinnAgora’, the Finnish Institute in Germany, and the Finnish Institute in Estonia join the programme. By joining forces with other institutes, TelepART’s reach will extend to several new countries, including Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.