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TelepART projects in 2019

TelepART is a light and fast grant to support the international mobility and performing opportunities of performing artists. Individuals, groups, representatives in the creative field, and event organizers can all apply for the grant. The grant maximum is 1000 euros. It includes travel, accommodation, and delivery costs, a maximum of 50 % of the total budget of the project.

We support creative artists that are just starting their career or are already searching for international experience in music, dance, theater, circus, or performing arts. The grant may be awarded to a Finnish applicant performing abroad or an applicant from another country performing in Finland.

The TelepART application is open at all times, and the applicant is informed of the grant decision within two weeks after submission of the application.

  • Nukketeatteri Pikkukulkuri & Nukketeatteri Ofelia / Ilpo Mikkonen & Anne Lihavainen (FIN), Puppetry
    5.-6.12.2019 Pärnu + Tartu (EST) Sibelius Saga: Puppet theatre performance with masks based on music of Jean Sibelius
  • Sõltumatu Tantsu Lava (EST), Dance
    29.11.2019 Kutomo, Turku (FIN)
    “Fluids” is a first time collaboration between Estonian contemporary dance production house Sõltumatu Tantsu Lava and Finnish arts collective W A U H A U S, as the latter created a new performance featuring Estonian dancers Joanna Kalm, Karolin Poska, Sigrid Savi, Joonas Tagel and Swedish actress Salla Loper (replaced by Keithy Kuuspu from November 2019).
    In Fluids W A U H A U S creates a state of slipperiness on stage in which the human subject cannot fully control its own body. Fluids invites the audience to encounter empathy, intimacy, and failure in these times when individualism, perfectionism, and mistrust prevail in society. How to surrender oneself to be moved by someone else? How to be moved by a thing rather by your own will?
  • Kari Paavola (FIN), Music
    3.12.2019 Erinevate Tubade Klubi (EST)
    A regular Improvised music event focusing on Funk and Soul music. The event has a long history at Philly Joe’s club but has now moved to a bigger place. Kari has worked with Enrique Ingress, Womack and Womack, Tasha Taylor, Vanessa Haynes ( Incognito lead singer ) Imaani ( Incognito lead singer ) Geno Washington, The Wedding Present, The Filthy Six ( Acid Jazz Records ) Xantone Blacq etc… Kari has played in over 15 countries, and performed over 80 concerts in the USA. 
  • Toni Jokiniitty (FIN), Music
    21.11.2019 Philly Joe’s Tallinn (EST)
    Cuejero Duo feat. Ruber Veliz – Cuejero is a Finland-based international world music ensemble. Two of its members, bassist Javier Sánchez Pérez (ESP/FIN) and guitarist Tony de María (FIN) will play in this concert with singer Ruber Veliz (CUB/EST). In this concert they play some of Cuejero’s songs and latin and flamenco music. 
  • Jaska Lukkarinen Trio (FIN), Music
    9.11.2019 Sveta Baar, Tallinn (EST)
    Over their career of nearly 15 years, the Jaska Lukkarinen Trio, consisting of drummer Jaska Lukkarinen, tenor saxophonist Jussi Kannaste and bassist Antti Lötjönen, have refined their collaborative playing and communication to an almost telepathic level. They released their “Origami” album in 2017 via We Jazz Records and were featured on the We Jazz Live Plates release “Berlin 27.10.17” (2018). Lukkarinen, Kannaste and Lötjönen are all alumni of Sibelius Academy and highly sought after professionals.
  • JAF Trio (FIN), Music
    12.10.2019 Sveta Baar, Tallinn (EST)
    JAF Trio is a young and up-and-coming Finnish-Danish band, presenting their spontaneously swinging and deeply melodic take on the saxophone-bass-drums trio. Formed by saxophonist Adele Sauros, bassist Joonas Tuuri and drummer Frederik Bülow, JAF Trio was awarded the 2017 We Jazz Rising Star accolade, and the trio of young musicians known from such outfits as Bowman Trio, Katu Kaiku and Superposition!, are now back in full swing. Sauros and Tuuri are both students at Sibelius Academy’s Jazz program, while Bülow gained his Nordic Master of Jazz degree while studying at Sibelius Academy, The Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm, The Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus and on exchange in The Rotterdam Conservatory.
  • Pia Lindman (FIN), Performance
    21.09.-1.12.2019 Kai Art Center, Tallinn (EST)
    “Finnish artist Pia Lindman is participating in the group exhibition Let the field of your attention… soften and spread out at Kai Art Center (21.09.-1.12.2019) during Tallinn Photomonth. Drawing on both artistic and therapeutic practices, the project explores the potential of an exhibition as recovery and ponders upon what are we looking to recover from. Lindman’s performance responds to a contemporary desire to mend the fission between science and art, healing and creativity – and moves beyond the human body proper to multiple realms of life.”
  • Merja Pöyhönen (FIN), Puppetry
    29.9.2019 NUKU Theatre Black Box, Tallinn (EST) 
    The Tarning of the Shrew” is the story about 2 young soul, who stand against the deceptive and fake world, but meeting with each other turns new page into their lives. Director Merja Pöyhönen uses in her work visual-, puppet- and object theatre tools, connecting them with classical drama acting.”
  • Orivesi All Stars (FIN), Music
    25.7.2019, Viljandi Folk Music Festival (EST)
  • Sepi Kumpulainen duo and Antto terras (FIN)
    7.-8.6.2019, Luige Nokk humour festival, Tallinn (EST)
  • Rakastajat Theatre Company / Girts Solis (LV) The Story of Daniel Ray, Theatre
    16.-17.5.2019, Pori Theatre Festival Lain§uojattomat, Pori (FIN)
  • WeJazz Tallinn: OK:KO (FIN), We Jazz DJs w/ friends, Music
    11.5.2019, Sveta baar, Tallinn (EST)
  • Defunensamble (FIN) Tarantino Études. Music
    8.5.2019, World Music Days, Tallinn (EST)
  • Petri Kumela (FIN) The Forest of Sounds. Music
    3.5.2019, World Music Days, Tallinn (EST)
  • Jere Haakana Varjosto and Lauri Kadalipp Social Jazz, Music
    2.-3.5. ja 22.5.2019, Heimojazz, Tartu, Tallinn (EST), Helsinki (FIN)
  • WeJazz Tallinn: Oaagaada, We Jazz DJs w/ friends, Music
    13.4., Sveta Baar, Tallinn (EST)
  • Ida Elina and Duo Peili (FIN), Music
    12.4.2019, The International Kannel Festival in Tartu (Eesti Rahva Museeum), Tartu (EST)
  • Nihkee Akka (FIN), Poetry, performance
    4.4.2019, TarSlämm @ Vilde ja Vine, Tartu (EST)
  • Juha Valkeapää and Taito Hoffrén, Fear/Pelko (FIN), Theatre
    11.-12.3.2019, Kanuti Gildi Saal, Tallinn (EST)