Culture is an essential building block for a democratic, modern, open, tolerant and inclusive society. One of the objectives of cultural policy is to create the best conditions to enable artists to carry out their activities, to develop their creative potential, to freely produce their works and to develop their own expression of life in society.

With this in mind, the State has implemented a series of measures and mechanisms to promote the development and expansion of artistic and cultural professions, such as the grant to support artistic creation and the professional development of artists.

The purposes of the grant are as follows:

You are eligible for this grant if:

Non-profit associations (ASBL) or other groupings with legal personality are not eligible for this programme.

The grant can be awarded:

Exclusions
You are not eligible for this grant if your main activity is:

Application deadline: 1 March 2024

Creative Europe’s 2024 call supports the translation, promotion and circulation of European literary works of fiction (novels, poetry, comics etc.) with a total budget of €5 million. 40 projects will receive funding and the call is open for individual organisations or consortia.

Eligibility
Interested organisations can apply individually or as member of a consortium, with minimum two eligible organisations. Each project must be based on a sound editorial and promotional strategy covering a package of at least five eligible works of fiction translated from and into the languages as detailed on the following page.

Applicants can apply with projects of different sizes, with these different ceilings for the number of books translated and funding received:

Application deadline: 16 April 2024

Every year, the Cité internationale des arts launches a residency program intitled 2—12 , open to all artistic disciplines (visual arts, performing arts, music and writing).

Offering the research time required by each artist, this program gives everyone the opportunity to apply upon submission of a project, for residencies lasting between two and twelve months, between September 2024 and August 2025.

Participation in the 2—12 program enables artists to benefit from networking with the community of 325 artists in residence, of all nationalities, disciplines and generations, as well as with external professionals, depending on the project.

Application deadline: 28 January 2024

The subject of the national literary competition for 2024 is a play in Luxembourgish, French, German and/or English. Created in 1978 by the Ministry of Culture, this competition aims to encourage literary creation in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.

The competition will consist of two prize categories

The first prize in the “adult authors” category is 5,000 euros.
The first prize in the “young authors aged 12-19” category is €2,000.

Practical details

The competition is open to authors/collectives of authors holding Luxembourg nationality, residing in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg or, where applicable, having their fixed or predominant place of work or, failing that, various locations within the territory of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.

Application deadline: 1 July 2024

In order to raise awareness of an artist’s work within the sector and among the public, and to foster knowledge of different artistic practices, Kultur | lx supports the production of an artistic portfolio. The format chosen by the artist must be suited to the way in which they work and may take the form of a paper publication or digital format. Kultur | lx intends to promote the distribution of these publications within the sector and to the public, whether as part of scouting programmes or on the Kultur | lx website. The publications for this grant should not be linked to a planned exhibition or event however must be conceived as an introduction to the artist’s career and artistic approach. They must also include the cooperation of and contributions from other professionals (commissioning of texts, images, videos, etc. documenting the artist). Priority will be given to artists who do not yet have such a tool for presenting their work.

Application deadline : 29 October 2023

Call for projects aimed at professional publishing houses with a regular, high-quality editorial output that is accessible to as many people as possible. This aid is aimed at the promotional activities of professional publishing houses and is intended to cover part of the costs associated with the production of promotional material.

Application deadline: 30 September 2023

Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg and the Luxembourg Embassy in Rome in partnership with the Academia Belgica, Centre for History, Arts and Sciences in Rome (AB), is offering a research and creative residency for Luxembourgish or living in Luxembourg authors, screenwriters, playwrights, illustrators, architects and architectural researchers (PhD Level minimum) for at least one month and up to two months (dates to be agreed upon with Academia Belgica), based on a call for applications. The aim of this residency is to help architects, architectural researchers, illustrators and authors in the broadest sense immerse themselves in the Roman environment and to encourage networking within the local art scene and with other academies and research institutes, contributing in the long run to the development of their professional career.

Located in the heart of Rome, the Academia Belgica is now part of an international network of thirty-eight academies and research institutes from nineteen countries in the Urbs, with which it collaborates regularly. The Academia Belgica is a public utility foundation that welcomes highly qualified artists and researchers. Their aim is to be an interdisciplinary centre for hosting and promoting high-level scientific and cultural activities and act as a bridge between national academic and cultural institutions on one hand and international universities and research and cultural centres on the other hand in Rome and elsewhere.

Application deadline: October 1st, 2023 at 23:59 CET

Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg in partnership with the Lëtzebuerger Bicherfrënn – Les Amis du Livre a.s.b.l. and with the National Literature Archives (CNL), is offering writers a 2 months residency at the Literarisches Colloquium in Berlin based on a call for applications. The writer will benefit from a housing workshop at the LCB as well as financial support.

The Literarisches Colloquium Berlin (LCB), founded in 1963 by Walter Höllerer on the shores of Lake Wannsee, hosts writers, translators and publishers from all over the world. As a reflection forum, an experimentation workshop and a talent incubator, this internationally renowned literary institution does not merely organise readings, seminars and literary meetings. The LCB also encourages exchange and interaction with foreign institutions, thus guaranteeing continuous and rich literary mediation beyond linguistic borders.

This residency gives writers the time and freedom to pursue their creative work in progress with peace of mind. However, they may be asked to attend a few professional or public meetings and their agreement will be required. The writers-in-residence are supported in their desire to discover writers, publishers, venues, audiences and events locally.

Application deadline : October 8, 2023 at 23:59 CET.

Culture is an essential building block for a democratic, modern, open, tolerant and inclusive society. One of the objectives of cultural policy is to create the best conditions to enable artists to carry out their activities, to develop their creative potential, to freely produce their works and to develop their own expression of life in society.

With this in mind, the State has implemented a series of measures and mechanisms to promote the development and expansion of artistic and cultural professions, such as the grant to support artistic creation and the professional development of artists.

The purposes of the grant are as follows:

Who is concerned
You are eligible for this grant if:

Non-profit associations (ASBL) or other groupings with legal personality are not eligible for this programme.

The grant can be awarded:

Exclusions
You are not eligible for this grant if your main activity is:

Application deadline: 1 November 2023

In the framework of the next edition of the Mierscher Theaterdeeg, which will take place from 1 to 4 June 2023, the Association: Littérature Luxembourgeoise (ALL), in collaboration with the Mierscher Kulturhaus and the CNL, will organise a reading matinee on Sunday 4 June, during which five to six authors will read short extracts from plays in progress.

The main focus lies on plays that have not been published or programmed, and whose reading might not only entertain a non-professional audience, but also attract the interest of the performing arts professionals who will be on hand. Texts may be written in English, German, French or Luxembourgish.

The excerpt to be read must not exceed twenty minutes and will be remunerated with a fee of 300 euros. Interested authors should send their application to info@a-Il.lu, enclosing an artistic CV and a short description and excerpt of the text they wish to present. The selection of the candidates will be made by the organisers.

Application deadline: 24 April 2023