Support

Supporting the Luxembourgish cultural and creative sector is central to the mission of Kultur | lx.

In a continuous dialogue with the sector, Kultur | lx has put in place the tools required to best support creators and organisations at home and abroad. There are three core goals central to our mission : Career Development, Touring, and Promotion. The allocation of support must fit within the general objectives and specific criteria. It is important to familiarise yourself with our GUIDELINES before submitting an application for funding or before responding to a call. In addition to the general objectives, more specific criteria may be set out in each application related to the grant or support. These criteria should be given careful consideration.

The deadlines for submission of projects for the year 2024 are set as follows:

  • 11 January 2024
  • 15 February 2024
  • 21 March 2024
  • 25 April 2024
  • 23 May 2024
  • 27 June 2024
  • 18 July 2024
  • 5 September 2024
  • 10 October 2024
  • 14 November 2024
  • 5 December 2024

The internal and selection committees have a period of three weeks to decide on the application from the deadline for submission (see deadlines above). The submitted project may not start before the end of the deadline for response.

Example:
Submission on 21 March. Response by 11 April. Project cannot start before 12 April.
Submission on 25 April. Response by 16 May. Project cannot start before 17 May.

Please note: 
An application submitted between 22 March (i.e. after the 20 March deadline) and 25 April will be processed with the 25 April submission, so the project cannot start before 17 May, as in the above example.

Support

Support is available throughout the year, as long as funds are available. The terms are stipulated on the application form for the support in question. The support Kultur | lx currently offers:

Translation support
#Literature and publishing #Performing arts

Translation support

[Deadline to apply: June 27, 2024] The contribution to translation costs aims to pay for the growth and distribution of Luxembourg’s literary heritage by supporting foreign publishers in the translation of Luxembourg literature.

Publishing support – Luxembourg authors with foreign publishers
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Publishing support – Luxembourg authors with foreign publishers

[Deadline to apply: June 27, 2024] Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg supports the dissemination of Luxembourg literature among the players of the book industry. The publishing grant to foreign publishers for the publication of Luxembourgish authors aims to contribute to the international movement of Luxembourg’s literary creation.

Luxembourg focus programme
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Luxembourg focus programme

In order to help facilitate scouting of Luxembourgish talent, Kultur | lx helps organisations who want to invite foreign professionals to events and exhibitions.

Promotion support
#Architecture, design, crafts #Digital and multimedia arts #Literature and publishing #Music #Performing arts #Visual arts

Promotion support

Kultur | lx aims to support the visibility and the recognition of the artists, the events and the actions implemented by the creators and professionals of Luxembourg with the media, the professionals and the international public.

Support for exhibitors attending trade fairs and trade shows
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Support for exhibitors attending trade fairs and trade shows

Kultur | lx aims to support the professional structures which contribute by their work and their presence on the international events to the diffusion and the radiation of the Luxembourgish creation.

Support for touring and dissemination of work
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Support for touring and dissemination of work

Kultur | lx wishes to contribute to the influence and dissemination of work. Financial assistance for touring and circulation of productions is intended for Luxembourgish professionals in the cultural sector who wish to perform on tour, at festivals, showcases or present their work at exhibitions abroad.

Support for prospecting, research and career development
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Support for prospecting, research and career development

This support has been designed to facilitate international mobility with the goal to acquire knowledge or specific expertise.

Grants

Grants have calls for applications which may take place one or more times per year. Each call will specify the deadline for submitting applications and the date for notification of the results. The grants Kultur | lx currently offers:

Choreographic Project Grant: Expedition (call closed)
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Choreographic Project Grant: Expedition (call closed)

To better support Luxembourg’s dancers and choreographers, Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg, the Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg and TROIS C-L – Centre de Création Chorégraphique Luxembourgeois will award a grant to a creative team based in Luxembourg to develop a dance project.

GLEN – Network grant (call closed)
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GLEN – Network grant (call closed)

GLEN (Great Little European Network) connects the smallest countries of Europe through common networking and training programmes with the objective to contribute to designing more meaningful practices and more sustainable performing arts sectors in the concerned countries, interconnecting them and taking a prominent place on the international scene. The network aims to be an incubator for those who, while benefiting from a local anchorage, ambition to develop their practice internationally.

Artist Management Programme (Call closed)
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Artist Management Programme (Call closed)

This pilot grant has been designed as a two-year grant and offers managers the chance to increase the depth of their professional network and development while aiding them in their pursuit to work more closely with Luxembourgish artists locally and abroad.

Network grant: IETM (call closed)
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Network grant: IETM (call closed)

Kultur | lx wishes to promote the internationalisation of Luxembourgish artists’ profiles and careers. This grant covers the membership in the IETM network and the expenses arising from the participation in its events over a period of three years.

Global Project Grant (call closed)
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Global Project Grant (call closed)

Continuing the initiative founded by music:LX in 2020, Kultur | lx is taking over and expanding the Global Project Grant.

Residencies

Research and creation residency for visual artists in Montreal 2024 (call closed)
#Visual arts

Research and creation residency for visual artists in Montreal 2024 (call closed)

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 visual artists at the Fonderie Darling in Montreal.

Multidisciplinary research and creation residency at the Cité internationale des arts in Paris, 2024 (call closed) Multidisciplinary research and creation residency at the Cité internationale des arts in Paris, 2024 (call closed)
#Digital and multimedia arts #Literature and publishing #Music #Performing arts #Visual arts

Multidisciplinary research and creation residency at the Cité internationale des arts in Paris, 2024 (call closed)

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.

Choreographic research residency at the Uferstudios Berlin, 2024 (call closed) Choreographic research residency at the Uferstudios Berlin, 2024 (call closed)
#Performing arts

Choreographic research residency at the Uferstudios Berlin, 2024 (call closed)

Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg, in collaboration with the Cultural service at the Embassy of Luxembourg in Berlin, is offering a six-week choreographic research and production residency at the Uferstudios Berlin, between July and August 2024 (six weeks to be defined), on the basis of a call for applications.

Writing residency at Literarisches Colloquium Berlin 2024 – Bicherfrënn Grant (call closed) Writing residency at Literarisches Colloquium Berlin 2024 - Bicherfrënn Grant (call closed)
#Literature and publishing

Writing residency at Literarisches Colloquium Berlin 2024 – Bicherfrënn Grant (call closed)

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.

Research and creative residency for architects, architectural researchers, illustrators and authors at Academia Belgica in Rome, 2024 (call closed) Research and creative residency for architects, architectural researchers, illustrators and authors at Academia Belgica in Rome, 2024 (call closed)
#Architecture, design, crafts #Literature and publishing #Performing arts

Research and creative residency for architects, architectural researchers, illustrators and authors at Academia Belgica in Rome, 2024 (call closed)

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 authors, screenwriters, playwrights, illustrators, architects and architectural researchers for at least one month and up to two months (dates to be agreed upon with Academia Belgica), based on a call for applications.

Research and creation residency for visual artists at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin, 2024 (call closed) Research and creation residency for visual artists at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin, 2024 (call closed)
#Digital and multimedia arts #Visual arts

Research and creation residency for visual artists at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin, 2024 (call closed)

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.

Festivals / Biennales

Prospecting for the Osaka 2025 World Expo
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Prospecting for the Osaka 2025 World Expo

[Deadline for submission: 15.07.2024] In the context of the Osaka 2025 World Expo, Kultur | lx is joining forces with GIE Luxembourg@Expo2025Osaka to identify artistic projects from Luxembourg that are planned for Japan in 2025.

Call for expression of interest | 2025 Luxembourg Selection at Festival OFF d’Avignon and Edinburgh Festival Fringe
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Call for expression of interest | 2025 Luxembourg Selection at Festival OFF d’Avignon and Edinburgh Festival Fringe

[Deadline to apply: Sunday 1 September 2024] Following the second call for a Luxembourg Selection at the festival OFF d’Avignon in 2022 and the creation of new support for Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2023, Kultur | lx would like to invite producers from Luxembourg to make strategic proposals to stage shows at one of these festivals in 2025.

Call for proposals | Performing arts Focus in Luxembourg 2024 (Call closed)
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Call for proposals | Performing arts Focus in Luxembourg 2024 (Call closed)

Following the first edition in March 2023, Kultur lx – Arts Council Luxembourg, in partnership with producing venues and companies in the country, will coordinate a second national Luxembourg Performing arts Focus, for international professionals, from Wednesday 6 to Friday 8 November 2024.

Call for applications for the conception of the Luxembourg Pavilion at the 19th Venice Architecture Biennale (Call closed)
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Call for applications for the conception of the Luxembourg Pavilion at the 19th Venice Architecture Biennale (Call closed)

Kultur | lx, in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and luca – Luxembourg Center for Architecture, launches a call for applications for representing Luxembourg at the 2025 Venice Architecture Biennale.

Call for applications for choreographers to participate in the Internationale tanzmesse nrw 2024 (Call closed)
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Call for applications for choreographers to participate in the Internationale tanzmesse nrw 2024 (Call closed)

In the run-up to internationale tanzmesse nrw—due to be held in Düsseldorf. From 28 to 31 August 2024—Kultur | lx and TROIS C-L have teamed through the Dance from Luxembourg programme to launch a call for applications from choreographers based in Luxembourg who would like to take part in the event.]

Call for applications for the conception of the Luxembourg Pavilion at the 60th Venice Art Biennale (Call closed) Call for applications for the conception of the Luxembourg Pavilion at the 60th Venice Art Biennale (Call closed)
#Visual arts

Call for applications for the conception of the Luxembourg Pavilion at the 60th Venice Art Biennale (Call closed)

Kultur | lx, in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and Mudam Luxembourg, is launching a call for applications in connection with Luxembourg’s participation in the 60th Venice Biennale, the renowned international contemporary art exhibition that will run from 20 April to 24 November 2024.

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