Kultur | lx - First 25 Projects Receive Support
Launched on 5 July 2021, Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg aims to support, promote and develop the Luxembourgish cultural scene at home and abroad. During the summer and since the beginning of September, Kultur | lx received 25 applications from a wide variety of disciplines requesting support across the entire range of support available.
Here’s an overview of some of the first projects supported:
Luxembourg Focus Programme
At the Aerowaves Dance Festival Luxembourg (Tue 31 August to Sat 4 September), Anne-Mareike Hess and Léa Tirabasso will have the opportunity to present their work – Warrior and The ephemeral life of an octopus – to international event programme managers invited by festival organiser TROIS C-L, with the support ofthe Kultur I lx Luxembourg Focus Programme.
Promotion & Tour Support
Tour support was granted to: the Corps In Situ/ARTEZIA asbl company for TRIP, their latest choreography which goes on tour for five dates from November 2021; choreographer Hannah Ma, was invited to present ONDA from 15 to 22 August at the Uferstudios in Berlin, one of the biggest dance centres in Germany; director Dan Tanson for the presentation of his show Babar, der kleine Elefant at the Konzerthaus of Vienna; at the curator Sofia Eliza Bouratisis, for the programme running in parallel to the Head and hand/Kaïros exhibition on the island of Tinos in the Cyclades, including an invitation to Luxembourgish art historian Enrico Lunghi as part of the prestigious Nootrofos Tinos/Think Tank Tinos lecture series on 18 and 19 September.
For the music scene : Arthur Possing, who will hold a showcase in Paris on 20 October and take part in Mezinárodní Festival Jazzového Piana in Prague in the autumn; Greg Lamy who went to the Albertville Jazz Festival on 23 – 24 July; Albena Petrovic Vratchanska whose opera The Stone Feast had a world premiere at the Pravets MozArt Festival on 19 August; Francis of Delirium for their European festival tour along with their debut shows in the UK from 18 to 22 October; and C’est Karma, for her European festival tour from September 3 to October 10.
Through the promotion support, several projects will be helped : Cleveland, to promote Golem, his new EP which will drop on 15 September with the Kalahari Oyster Cult label; Francis of Delirium, for the release of two new singles Come Out and Play; C’est Karma, for the promotion of her new single Spaghetti on Repeat. For the visual arts, the BPS22 in Charleroi (Belgium) will also receive promotional support for its fall exhibition featuring the artist duo BROGNON ROLLIN. Bringing together existing works and new production specifically created for BPS22 spaces, l’avant-dernière version de la réalité will offer a perspective on an artistic process that began almost fifteen years ago.
Actor and director Gintare Parulyte received support for career development to co-direct Leave, a fascinating new personal, autobiographical play about the horrors of climate change, performed by the Berlin collective “Still Hungry”. Manager Stéphanie Baustert will also take advantage of this support for her participation in the next European Jazz Conference 2021.
Support for Participation in Fairs
And finally, despite uncertainties due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, support for participation in fairs was granted to Editions PHI to attend the Marché de la Poésie in Paris from 20 to 24 October. This funding supports organisations who attend international events to promote and raise the profile of Luxembourgish artists. Several Luxembourgish writers will attend signing sessions at the fair, including Lambert Schlechter, Yves de Smet, Jean Portante, Florient Toniello, Marc Alyn and Paul Mathieu. Sonia da Silva will also benefit from this support for a training at the School of Literary Translation in Paris
The range of support requested, and the interest shown by applicants, reinforces Kultur I lx in its objective to become one of the privileged interlocutors of the Luxembourg cultural scene to contribute to its influence.
Supporting the Luxembourgish cultural and creative sector is central to the mission of Kultur | lx. Support is provided as long as funds are available. More information here.