The Rencontres d’Arles is pleased to announce the launch of the 2024 Discovery Award.

Since its creation, the mission of the Rencontres d’Arles Discovery Award has been to showcase emerging art and artists.

The Rencontres d’Arles is opening its call for applications for the 2024 Discovery Award, part of the festival’s 55th edition.

The award’s aim is to promote the work of the selected artists, who will be showcased in the Discovery Award exhibition; and to reward the winning projects with the jury award of €15,000 and public award of €5,000.

Since 2021, the Rencontres d’Arles Discovery Award has integrated organizations that foster emerging artists—community spaces, independent exhibition sites, artist-run spaces, hybrid exhibition spaces, galleries, institutions, foundations—that clear the ground for, identify, and support artists.

These organizations, important actors in supporting photography and artists, thus become mediators and discoverers, introducing to the Discovery Award artists whose work they have identified and followed,

These organizations are invited to propose an exhibition project by an artist they support whose work has recently been discovered or deserves to be seen by an international audience.

Projects selected for exhibition in the 2024 edition of the Rencontres d’Arles, in the Discovery Award exhibition, will be accompanied by the festival team and an exhibition curator invited by the Rencontres d’Arles.

This year, the curator invited by the Discovery Award 2024 is Audrey Illouz.

During opening week, a jury selected by the festival will determine the jury Award, which rewards an artist and the artist’s supporting organization by an acquisition of artworks in the amount of €15,000; festival visitors will determine the public award, which rewards an artist and the artist’s supporting organization by an acquisition of artworks in the amount of €5,000.

Application deadline : 6 November 2023

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

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:

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

Application deadline: 1 November 2023

As part of its mission to encourage and support the creation and dissemination of works by authors in the field of photography, as well as with a view to training, the CNA has set up the CNA grant – Support for creation and dissemination in photography.

The grant is aimed at artists, whether professional or in training, of Luxembourg nationality or living in Luxembourg, who are active in the field of photography. No subject or photographic “genre” is imposed, the aim being to support talented creators, without age limit, enabling them to produce a personal photographic work or to support its distribution through a publication.

The CNA will support the selected artist throughout the development of their project.

Application deadline: 22 September 2023

Culture Moves Europe is the new, full-scale European cultural mobility scheme funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union and implemented by Goethe-Institut.

Culture Moves Europe offers mobility grants to artists, cultural professionals and host organisations to pursue an international project. It focuses on the sectors of architecture, cultural heritage, design and fashion design, literary translation, music, performing arts and visual arts and covers all Creative Europe countries (including Overseas Countries and Territories and Outermost regions of the European Union):

Albania, Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo[1], Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Tunisia, Ukraine. Though Culture Moves Europe is designed to enable physical mobility across Europe and beyond, applicants who legally reside in Ukraine will exceptionally have the option to apply for a virtual mobility.

Culture Moves Europe is composed of two actions:

Application deadline: 31 May 2023

As part of its mission to encourage and support the creation and broadcasting of author’s work in the field of photography as well as in a training perspective, the Centre national de l’audiovisuel (CNA) has set up its grant “Bourse CNA – Aide à la création et à la diffusion en photographie”. The grant is aimed at artists – working professionals or still in training – of Luxembourg nationality, or living in Luxembourg with a practice in photography.

No subject or photographic “genre” is imposed, the aim being to support talented creators, without age limit, allowing them to carry out personal photographic work or to support its distribution and broadcasting through the production of an exhibition or a publication.
The CNA supports the selected artist during the development of his project.

The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, September 23, 2022.

Project: Printemps Éternel
Nancy – Belval – Shanghai – Kunming – Luxembourg

In 2021-2022, the École nationale supérieure d’art et de design de Nancy (ENSAD Nancy) and the Centre d’art Casino Luxembourg are joining forces to propose, in the framework of Esch2022, European Cultural Capital, the ninth session of the Offshore School, program “Creation and Globalization”.

For the year 2021-2022, and taking into account the European dimension of the Esch2022 project, the call for application is open to young French, German, Belgian and Luxembourg artists who have graduated from an art school within the last five years (from 2016 to 2021). The Offshore School project will be developed this year from the site of Esch-Belval, emblematic of the economic mutation that has seen the passage from industrial capitalism to cognitive capitalism.


In the context of PhotoBrussels Festival 06 (21 January – 26 March 2022), Hangar launches a Prize for photographers from Europe, on the theme “In the Shadow of Trees”.

This call is open for an original and unpublished project elevating our consciousness of the importance of the tree and forests in our landscape and their cultural, mystical, and ecological significance. Laureates will be exhibited at Hangar during PhotoBrussels Festival 06, along with a curated selection of photo artists.

Applications are open until October 20th 2021.