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.
WARNING: CHANGES IN 2023!
Following Kultur | lx’s change of status to a public institution and after 18 months of processing applications for support and discussions with applicants, we have made a few changes to both the titles of the grants as well as to how certain costs are covered.
These include :
- Support for Participation in Fairs becomes Support for exhibitors attending trade fairs and trade shows;
- Tour Support becomes Support for touring and dissemination of work;
- Support for mobility, research and career development becomes Support for prospecting, research and career development
- Publishing support and translation grant have three submission dates per year.
A major change is that the different deadlines for each type of support have been removed and replaced by a monthly deadline for submitting applications. Please note that there will remain certain deadlines to be met according to the processing time required for the application.
The deadlines for submission of projects for the year 2023 are set as follows:
- 19 March 2023
- 23 April 2023
- 21 May 2023
- 25 June 2023
- 23 July 2023
- 27 August 2023
- 01 October 2023
- 29 October 2023
- 03 December 2023
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.
Submission on 19 March. Response by 9 April. Project cannot start before 10 April.
Submission on 23 April. Response by 14 May. Project cannot start before 15 May.
An application submitted between 20 March (i.e. after the 19 March deadline) and 23 April will be processed with the 23 April submission, so the project cannot start before 15 May, as in the above example.
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:
Publishing support – Luxembourg authors with foreign publishers
[Deadline to apply: Marc 19, 2023] 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
In order to help facilitate scouting of Luxembourgish talent, Kultur | lx helps organisations who want to invite foreign professionals to events and exhibitions.
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
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
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
This support has been designed to facilitate international mobility with the goal to acquire knowledge or specific expertise.
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:
[Deadline to apply : April 23, 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.
[Deadline to apply: March 19, 2023] 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.
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)
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)
Continuing the initiative founded by music:LX in 2020, Kultur | lx is taking over and expanding the Global Project Grant.
Research and creation residency for visual artists in Montreal 2023 (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, Paris (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 natio
Choreographic residency in Annonay (F) for the support of artists in the final steps of their creation (Call Closed)
As part of our support policy regarding the performing arts industry and in order to better guide the artistic careers of our choreographers and dancers, Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg, in collaboration with Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg and the TROIS C-L – Centre de Création Chorégraphique Luxembourgeois, is offering an end-of-creation choreographic residency to an artistic team based in Luxembourg, on the basis of a call for applications.
Choreographic research residency at the Uferstudios Berlin (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 2023 (six weeks to be defined), on the basis of a call for applications.
Writing residency at Literarisches Colloquium Berlin 2023 – Bicherfrënn Grant (Call Closed)
Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg in partnership with the Lëtzebuerger Bicherfrënn – Les Amis du Livre a.s.b.l. and in collaboration 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, together with a grant.
Research and creative residency for architects, architectural researchers, illustrators and authors at Academia Belgica in Rome (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 (Call Closed)
In collaboration with the Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin, Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg offers visual artists a six-month research and creation residency based on a call for applications.
Festivals / Biennales
Call for applications for the conception of the Luxembourg Pavilion at the 60th Venice Art Biennale
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.
Call for applications for the conception of Luxembourg Pavilion at 18th Venice Architecture Biennale (call closed)
Kultur | lx, in collaboration with Ministry of Culture and LUCA Luxembourg Center for Architecture, launch a call for application to represent Luxembourg at the 2023 Venice Architecture Biennale.
Luxembourg selection at the 2024 Festival OFF d’Avignon (call closed)
Through this scheme, Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg, in collaboration with the ministry of Culture and the THEATER FEDERATIOUN, supports the presence and the promotion of a Luxembourg theatre production at the 2024 edition of the Festival OFF d’Avignon, a strategic professional platform in the economic sector of performing arts. The performance venue will be the Caserne des Pompiers, a programming venue of the Grand Est Region within the framework of its agreement with the ministry of Culture of Luxembourg.