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:
- promote research, creation and development by providing authors and artists with the necessary resources to produce works and carry out various activities related to their artistic process throughout their career;
- provide support to artists who wish to progress in their discipline or acquire new skills to further their career;
- support creative activities that can lead to production and dissemination;
- support actions for market development and artistic cooperation.
You are eligible for this grant if:
- you are a professional artist, author, designer and/or performer or a collective of professional artists; and
- you actively participate in the artistic life in Luxembourg through your involvement at a local, regional or national level and your cooperation with Luxembourg’s cultural institutions and other actors in Luxembourg’s cultural scene.
Non-profit associations (ASBL) or other groupings with legal personality are not eligible for this programme.
The grant can be awarded:
- for research or for the execution of a well-defined artistic creation project (support in the artistic process, not to be confused with material creation or production); or
- as support for further training (completion of specific training).
You are not eligible for this grant if your main activity is:
- the creation of works intended or used for purely commercial purposes or for advertising;
- the creation of works that are pornographic, incite violence or racial hatred, condone crimes against humanity, and generally contravene public order and morality.
Application deadline: 1 March 2024
The Artists Development Programme (ADP)—the EIB’s talent accelerator for emerging European visual artists under 35 has officially launched its 2024 edition.
- Call for applications for two visual artists from an EU Member State to work on the theme “Disruption: The Imprint of Man”
- Call for applications for one visual artist from an EU Member State to work on the theme “The Future of Water”
- Geographical call for one visual artist from Austria, Croatia, Hungary, Finland, Luxembourg, Portugal and Slovakia
- Geographical call for one visual artist from Ukraine
Application deadline: 31 March 2024 Midnight (GMT+2)
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 Andrea Neumann Art Prize is a continuation of the art and cultural work of the painter Andrea Neumann (* 1969 † 2020). At home in Lorraine and Saarland, active in Luxembourg’s art scene, she was particularly interested in networking artists in the Greater Region. She is committed to fair working conditions and access to the art market for artists in the region.
The competition is open to artists and collectives from the visual arts who live and work in the Greater Region (Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Lorraine, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland and Wallonia) and is gender-neutral with no age restrictions.
The Andrea Neumann Art Prize is endowed with 5,000 euros. The prizewinner will present his/her artistic work in an exhibition at the Saarländisches Künstlerhaus in 2025. Two thirds of the prize money will be paid out after the announcement of the winner, the remaining third after the opening of the exhibition. A catalog will be published to accompany the exhibition. Material costs as well as travel and transportation costs of up to 1,500 euros can be claimed upon presentation of original receipts or invoices.
For the application, a meaningful portfolio documenting previous work (tabular CV, photo documentation and/or demo recording of previous work) and an exhibition concept (max. 2000 characters) are required. Applicants are free to choose the medium, the working method and the thematic approach.
The application documents must be submitted in German or French electronically by e-mail to: email@example.com (max. 10 MB or via link as data transfer).
The 5-member jury is made up of a representative of the Stiftung ME Saar, a member of the board of the Saarländisches Künstlerhaus, two artists from the Greater Region and a young curator. The Stiftung ME Saar is the exclusive sponsor of the Andrea Neumann Art Prize.
Application deadline: 31 March 2024
The Fond Culturel National, in collaboration with a private sponsor, is offering a production grant to an artist or artists’ collective in the field of visual arts. The main objective is to support the creative process of a work with a collective dimension and oriented towards political and/or social commitment in the field of visual arts.
The name of the grant is a tribute to the Luxembourg activist artist Bert Theis (1952-2016).
The grant is awarded on the basis of a call for projects to all artists or groups of artists of Luxembourg nationality or resident in Luxembourg, regardless of age, who can demonstrate a professional career of at least five years and who have already had a monographic exhibition in an art institution or gallery. The aim of the grant is to support the production of a project or work of a committed and collective nature (multidisciplinary, research, openness to communities, etc.) enabling artists to carry out projects that encourage the development of their artistic approach, preferably in connection with an exhibition planned in an art institution or gallery.
Material and financial conditions
- Production grant: a grant of EUR 15,000 paid into the personal account of the artist or artists’ collective.
- The amount of the grant may not exceed 80% of the production costs, excluding transport, distribution, advertising and other costs. It is determined by the jury on the basis of the artistic quality of the project, the realism of its budget, the involvement of any co-producers in the financial production process, and the project’s prospects for national or international exposure.
Application deadline: 24 March 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
The Fonds culturel national, in collaboration with private sponsors, is offering a “carte blanche” grant to an artist or group of artists in the field of visual arts. The aim is to support an artist or group of artists in the process of researching, creating or producing innovative projects.
The grant is awarded in accordance with the terms and conditions set out below.
The grant is awarded on the basis of a call for projects to all artists or artists’ collectives of Luxembourg nationality or resident in Luxembourg, regardless of age, who can demonstrate a professional career of at least five years. The aim of the grant is to support an artist or group of artists in the process of researching, creating or producing innovative projects.
Material and financial conditions
A grant of EUR 10,000 paid in several instalments into the personal account of the artist or group of artists.
Applications are free of charge. Applications will be examined and selected by a jury, which will decide on the winner. Selected and non-selected candidates will be notified by email.
The jury will award the grant on the basis of
- the artistic career of the artist or group of artists ;
- the relevance of the artistic approach and its place in the field of visual arts.
The jury will meet once to pre-select the projects. The artists shortlisted may then be invited for an interview with the members of the jury. The jury is free to decide whether or not to invite you for an interview. Receiving an interview does not guarantee that the application will be selected. Similarly, the scholarship may be awarded without an interview. If you are called for an interview, you must attend.
The panel’s decision is final. The jury may decide not to award a grant if it considers that the applications submitted do not justify it.
Application deadline: 30 July 2023
Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg is working with the Fonderie Darling in Montreal to launch a call for applications for a three-month research and creation residency for Luxembourg visual artists or visual artists living in Luxembourg artists at the Fonderie Darling in Montreal.
With a pilot project starting in 2023, Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg will also offer artists the opportunity to extend the residency by three weeks as part of the Residencies programme at the Matapedia Train Station (Gaspésie) .
The Fonderie Darling is a visual arts centre located in classified former industrial buildings in the west of Old Montreal. Founded in 2002, and run by the not-for-profit Quartier Éphémère, the centre aims to support research, creation, production and promotion of contemporary visual arts. Both local and international artists are at the heart of the Fonderie Darling programme.
Vital to the dynamics of a creative space, international exchanges contribute cultural diversity, stimulate creativity, and build long-lasting relationships between artists and professionals from all areas of the art sector. These exchanges happen in two ways at Fonderie Darling: regular programming of artist exhibitions and international curators in its galleries; and international residency programmes in the studios.
The Matapedia Train Station is a historic building with fully-preserved original architecture anchored in the heart of a village, in a majestic natural setting. Transformed into an artistic and community centre, The Matapedia Train Station becomes a space-workshop for creation, production and dissemination, joining different surrounding communities.
This international residency aims to encourage artists to immerse themselves in the Montreal art scene and build networks with the local art scene, contributing to the development of artists’ professional careers in the longer term. Artists can use the residency for their own creative work and there is no obligation to produce a specific piece of work. The residency is therefore an opportunity for artists to create, experiment, soak up a variety of social contexts, start collaborations or partnerships, and receive support for the promotion of their work.
Application deadline: Sunday October 1st, 2023 at 23:59 CET.
Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg, in partnership with the Cité internationale des arts in Paris, offers a three-month research and creation residency based on a call for applications to artists of all disciplines of Luxembourg nationality or living in Luxembourg. This residency program aims to allow an artist, author, dancer, choreographer or musician to carry out a personal research and creation project. The project will preferably be carried out in conjunction with a partner institution, or a structure, or an artist, identified in Paris and its agglomeration. This stay, which is for the artist a privileged moment of reflection and creation, will contribute to the visibility of the Luxembourgish artistic scene in Paris.
The Cité internationale des arts is an artists’ residency in the heart of Paris that brings together creators and allows them to implement a production or research project in all disciplines. For periods of two months to a year, the Cité internationale des arts offers an environment conducive to creation, open to meetings with professionals from the cultural sector. Residents benefit from customized support from the Cité internationale des arts team. In the Marais (18 rue de l’Hôtel de Ville, 75004 Paris) or in Montmartre (24 rue Norvins, 75018 Paris), the residency also provides an opportunity to meet and dialogue with more than 300 artists and actors from the art world of all generations, all nationalities and all disciplines. In collaboration with its many partners, the Cité internationale des arts opens several thematic and/or project-based calls for applications throughout the year.
Application deadline: Sunday, October 29, 2023 at 23:59 CET
In collaboration with the Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin, Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg offers to Luxembourg visual artists or visual artists living in Luxembourg a six-month research and creation residency based on a call for applications.
The Künstlerhaus Bethanien is an international cultural centre in Berlin. The Künstlerhaus Bethanien is a working and networking space for professional artists, enabling the creation, dissemination and presentation of works. The annual programme echoes with the challenges encountered in the international visual arts scene. The Künstlerhaus Bethanien is located in the Lichtfabrik former workshops and offices in a district between Kreuzberg and Neukölln in Berlin. The residency programme is a platform for artists from all over the world. The laureate has the opportunity to work on and carry out a project for a set period of time and to immerse himself/herself in the Berlin art scene. The residency at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien is a great opportunity to network within the local art scene, contributing to the development of the resident’s professional career.
Application deadline: October 29, 2023 at 23:59 CET.