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.

This call is aimed at artists and culture-sector professionals who have planned or are in the process of organising a presence or tour in Japan in 2025, independently of the World Expo. The presentation of a project in Luxembourg’s pavilion in Osaka may represent an additional stage for the artist or the artistic production, but must not constitute the principal goal of the project.

Date of announcement of the call: 8 May 2024
Deadline for submission of entries: 15 July 2024

Documents to be submitted:
– Artistic CV of the artistic team;
– Portfolio of the artistic team;
– Description of the project (presentation of the project, objectives of the tour, reasons for choosing the region for the tour);
– List of partners in Japan (host institutions / venues / inviting festivals, agents, bookers, etc.);
– Project schedule.

The complete application documents in PDF format must be sent by no later than midnight, 15 July 2024 to: osaka2025@kulturlx.lu

The contribution to translation costs aims to pay for the growth and distribution of Luxembourg’s literary heritage by supporting foreign publishers and foreign professional theatrical structures (venues, producers) in the translation of Luxembourg literature.

Eligibility

This support is intended for :

  • Foreign Professional publishers (commercial companies or non-profit)
    The contribution to translation costs is aimed at translation projects into foreign languages of a literary work already published by a Luxembourgish author or an author residing in Luxembourg.
  • To foreign professional theatrical entities (venues, producers) for the translation of a dramatic text with the intention of its presentation as a reading and/or performance to an audience outside Luxembourg.

All foreign languages are eligible, provided there is a sufficiently large readership in the target language and a distribution of the translated text.

The eligible literary genres are:

  • Literary anthology;
  • Biography;
  • Comics and graphic novels;
  • Drama;
  • Literary essay;
  • Children’s and youth literature;
  • Poetry;

Priority is given to contemporary literature published within the last 15 years by living authors.

Exclusion and restrictions

The financial support is not intended for:

  • Individuals;
  • Municipalities and associations of municipalities;
  • Schools;
  • Charities.

Kultur | lx’s contribution to publishing costs shall not be granted for the following publishing projects:

  • Intended to raise funds for charity;
  • Self-published or self-financed;

The translation support cannot be combined with the publishing support. Project holder may not submit more than 4 applications per year.

 

Targeted sectors

Literature and publishing

Decision process

Applications are assessed by the Literature and Publishing Selection committee.

Applications for funding shall be submitted electronically via the Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg platform no later than two months before the start of the project and by the deadline for project proposals.

The submission deadlines for projects in 2024 are as follows:

  • February 15, 2024
  • June 27, 2024
  • December 5, 2024
Criteria
  • Cultural added value, i.e. positive impact for the author and/or publisher;
  • Economic and business viability of the publishing project, i.e. whether the professional quality of the distribution of the published work is guaranteed (selling price, target audience, editorial situation in the publisher’s country, distribution network, promotional campaigns, literary editorial programme of the publishing house);
  • Providing evidence of at least one public performance abroad of the translated play in the case of an application from a foreign theatre company;
  • Literary quality of the work to be translated, evidenced by critical and public reception, and potentially by literary prizes and other recognitions;
  • Professional experience of the translator, assessed on the basis of his/her curriculum vitae and publications, which will provide information on his/her experience, the genres and authors previously translated, the reputation of the authors and publishing houses, as well as relations with cultural figures or institutions.
Eligible expenses and amount of the grant

The support takes the form of full or partial reimbursement of the costs for translating a book.
Only costs that have been agreed in writing by Kultur | lx shall be reimbursed.

Total financial support is calculated in accordance with eligible costs using criteria laid down in the critera article and the Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg Guidelines (Our guidelines) within the limits of available funds.

Terms of payment

Payment of the support shall be made:

  • Upon receipt of 5 copies of the subsidised translation after publication, together with an invoice for the translation, made out to Kultur | lx (5-7, rue de l’Alzette, L-4011 Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg), signed by the publisher and countersigned by the translator;
  • For online editions: proof of publication and distribution of the work on the online platform;
  • In the case of a translation of a dramatic text for public performance: proof of the public event (online and/or printed programme) and a PDF of the translation;
  • After checking the note indicating that Kultur | lx supports the publication.

The financial support granted by Kultur | lx shall be void if the project for which the support was granted is not completed within the period set by the institution at the time the support was granted. The same applies if one of the terms for granting the support is no longer met or if the support was granted on the basis of incorrect or incomplete facts.

The invalidity of the granted financial support shall make Kultur | lx entitled to receive the refund of the payment(s) already made. On an exceptional basis, the institution may waive the refund upon notification of a specially reasoned written request setting out the reasons beyond the control of the support beneficiary for the failure to carry out the project and their direct causal link with it.

Required documentations
  • The publishing house’s catalogue of publications;
  • A detailed provisional budget for the translation project, indicating the translation price per word and the number of words of the work to be translated;
  • A copy of the signed agreement between the publisher and the translator;
  • A copy of the signed agreement by the translation rights holder;
  • A copy of the signed agreement by the author allowing the translation of his/her work;
  • A curriculum vitae and a list of publications of the translator and, if applicable, of the reviser of the translation;
  • A scanned copy of the cover of the original edition;
  • A copy of the letters of engagement from the theatres and/or festivals inviting the show whose text is the subject of the translation.

The form may be completed in French or in English.

Only complete applications submitted by the deadline shall be processed. The absence of any supporting document in the applicant’s submission must be duly justified.

Obligations of the applicant

Once the support has been awarded, the applicant shall respect several conditions:

  • Mention “With the support of Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg” in the publication and copy the logo;
  • Inform Kultur | lx of any major changes in their situation (address, mandate, legal and administrative entity, etc.);
  • Provide Kultur | lx with any information or documents deemed necessary for the processing and follow-up of the file (change of publication date, cancellation of the project, etc.)
Mention of Kultur | lx

The beneficiary of the support must include the Kultur | lx logo on its communication materials, with the statement “With the support of Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg”.

Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg supports the dissemination of Luxembourg literature among the players of the book industry. The publishing support to foreign publishers for the publication of Luxembourgish authors aims to contribute to the international movement of Luxembourg’s literary creation.

Eligibility

This financial support is intended for foreign professional publishers (commercial companies or non-profit organisations). Publishers in the public sector or similar are not eligible.

The eligible literary genres are:

  • Literary anthology;
  • Comics and graphic novel;
  • Biography;
  • Drama;
  • Literary essay;
  • Children’s and youth literature;
  • Poetry;

The minimum print run is 250 copies.

In order to be considered, the work must not yet have been published on the date of the application and must be published at the earliest one month after that date.

Priority is given to contemporary literature by living authors.

Exclusion and restrictions

The support is not intended for:

  • Individuals;
  • Municipalities and associations of municipalities;
  • Schools;
  • Charities.

Kultur | lx’s contribution to edition costs shall not be granted for edition projects:

  • that are intended to raise funds for charity;
  • that are self-published or self-financed.

The publishing support cannot be combined with the translation support.

The total number of submissions by the eligible applicant may not exceed half of the publisher’s total volume of publications per year. Furthermore, the publisher may not submit more than 4 applications a year.

Targeted sectors

Literature and publishing

Decision process

Applications are assessed by the Literature and Publishing Selection committee.

Applications for funding shall be submitted electronically via the Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg platform no later than two months before the start of the project and by the deadline for project proposals.

The submission deadlines for projects in 2024 are as follows:

  • February 15, 2024
  • June 27, 2024
  • December 5, 2024
Criteria
  • Cultural added value, i.e. positive impact for the author and/or publisher;
  • Economic and business viability of the publishing project, i.e. whether the professional quality of the distribution of the published work is guaranteed (selling price, target audience, editorial situation in the publisher’s country, distribution network, promotional campaigns, literary editorial programme of the publishing house);
  • Literary quality of the work to be published, evidenced by critical and public reception, and potentially by literary prizes and other recognitions;
  • Professional experience of the publisher, assessed from its publications catalogue, the genres and previously published authors, media impact and critiques of previous publications.
Eligible expenses and amount of the support

The aid is calculated on the basis of a reference estimate including :

  • Costs of production;
  • Preparation costs;
  • Costs of correction and proofreading;
  • Costs of manuscript formatting.

Only costs that have been agreed in writing by Kultur | lx shall be reimbursed.

Total financial support is calculated in accordance with eligible costs using criteria laid down in the critera article and the Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg Guidelines (Our guidelines) within the limits of available funds.

Payment terms

The support payment is made:

  • Upon receipt of 5 copies of the subsidised publication, a copy of the legal deposit certificate and an overall invoice made out to the address Kultur | lx (5-7, rue de l’Alzette, L-4011 Esch-sur-Alzette), enclosing copies of the paid invoices covering the various eligible costs.
  • After verification of the note specifying that Kultur | lx supports the work.

Kultur | lx may be required to reassess the support amount after examining the paid invoices and thus to modify, if necessary, the amount of the subsidy granted, if it notes reductions in print runs or a change in the selling price of the work.

The financial support from Kultur | lx shall be void if the project for which the aid was granted is not completed within the period set at the time the aid was granted. The same applies if one of the terms for granting the aid is no longer met or if the aid was granted on the basis of incorrect or incomplete information.

The invalidity of the granted financial support shall make the institution entitled to get a refund of the payment(s) already made. Occasionally, Kultur | lx may waive the right to refund upon submission of a written request, stating the reasons for the failure to carry out the project beyond the control of the aid beneficiary and their direct causal link with such failure.

Kultur | lx is no longer bound by its decision to grant aid if the editorial project has not been completed within 24 months of the date of approval by the Selection Committee.

Required documentations
  • A catalogue of the publishing house’s publications;
  • A detailed provisional budget for the publication project;
  • A copy of the agreement signed by the publishing rights holder (if applicable);
  • A copy of the agreement signed by the author granting the publication of his/her work;
  • Articles of association of the publishing house;
  • Financial statement for year N-1.

The form can be completed in French or English.

Only complete applications submitted by the deadline will be processed. The absence of any supporting documentation in the applicant’s file must be duly justified.

Mention of Kultur | lx

The beneficiary of the support must include the Kultur | lx logo on its communication materials, with the statement “With the support of Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg”.

In order to help facilitate scouting of Luxembourgish talent, Kultur | lx helps organisations who want to invite foreign professionals to events and exhibitions. The goal of this scouting is to increase recognition of Luxembourg creatives and productions, facilitate access to the artists, raise awareness, and enhance their impact.
Kultur | lx also directly supports international professionals in their request to travel to Luxembourg to meet luxembourg artists.

Eligibility

This support is intended for:

  • Individuals (programmers, curators);
  • Cultural institutions;
  • Non-profits/companies;
  • Private/public limited companies;
Exclusion and restrictions

Invitations (travel expenses) to foreign professionals must be linked to a programme specifically highlighting Luxembourg productions and/or artists.

Professionals’ normal travel as part of their working relationship with a Luxembourg institution are not eligible.

The support is not retroactive.

Targeted sectors

All sectors supported by Kultur | lx.

Decision process

Decisions to approve, reject, or defer a funding application are taken by an internal comittee or external selection committee for amounts above €10,000.

Applications for funding shall be submitted electronically via the Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg platform.

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.

Criteria
  • Relevance of the targeted event/project;
  • References of the invited/confirmed international professionals;
  • Clearly stated goals;
  • Quality support in place for the artist(s) in preparing for the event or program;
  • A broader program including breakout events with other Luxembourgish-institutions is a plus.
Eligible expenses
  • Travel (train, plane, car, taxi, public transport);
  • Accommodation.
Rates and condition for eligible expenses
  • Travel
    Travel should be by train where possible. Second-class tickets will be reimbursed, as will economy-class plane tickets.
    Travel by car will only be covered – at a rate of €0.30 per kilometre plus any applicable tolls and any parking charges – if that is the only possible solution.
    Taxi costs may be covered if absolutely necessary (absence or deficiency of public transport, heavy load to be transported, etc.).
    Public transport are free in Luxembourg.
  • Accommodation
    Maximum amount for hotels: €140 per night and per person.
Amount of the support

Total financial support is calculated in accordance with eligible costs using criteria laid down in the critera article and the Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg Guidelines (Our guidelines) within the limits of available funds.

Terms of payment

The support will be paid on submission of invoices and a report no later than 3 months after the end of the project. Without the final breakdown of expenses, the Directors of Kultur | lx may block payment of the support.

The award of the funding will be voided if the project in respect of which the funding was awarded does not take place by the deadline that the organisation set at the time when the funding was awarded. The same applies in the event that one of the conditions applicable to the award of the funding is no longer being met, or that the funding was awarded on the basis of inaccurate or incomplete information.

Should the funding be voided, the organisation will be entitled to reimbursement of any payments already made. The organisation may, on an exceptional basis, waive its right to reimbursement upon the submission of a written request setting out the reasons, which must be outside the control of the beneficiary of the funding, why the project did not take place and their direct causal link with the fact that it did not take place.

Mention of Kultur | lx

The beneficiary of the support must include the Kultur | lx logo on its communication materials, with the statement “With the support of Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg”.

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. The aim of this support is to increase the visibility and recognition of the Luxembourgish creative sector through the media, those working in the sector, and audiences abroad. The applicant is able to hire a PR or marketing agency in order to promote their participation in exhibitions, trade shows, festivals or other events abroad. This support is also available for promoting new Luxembourgish productions or releases through international media and creative marketing channels.

Eligibility

This support is intended for:

  • Artists;
  • Authors;
  • Non-profits/companies;
  • Private/public limited companies;
  • Cultural institutions.

    With Luxembourg citizenship or residency in Luxembourg.

  • Foreign organisations for a Luxembourg production/artist.
Exclusion and restrictions

Beneficiaries of the Global Project Grant for the year in question are not entitled to this support.

The support is not retroactive.

Targeted sectors

All sectors supported by Kultur | lx.

Decision process

Decisions to approve, reject, or defer a funding application are taken by an internal comittee or external selection committee for amounts above €10,000.

Applications for funding shall be submitted electronically via the Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg platform.

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.

Criteria
  • Project relevance;
  • Clearly stated goals;
  • Relevant, quality communication tools (press kit, data sheet, visuals, Web presence, etc.);
  • Schedule of planned events;
  • Identification and references of targeted professional partners and media;
  • Quality of the budget and diversity of funding sources;
  • Career benefit.
Eligible expenses

Promotion support covers expenses for professional services and purchasing advertising space :

  • PR services (fees and postage costs);
  • Advertising in media targeting an international audience;
  • Digital promotion and marketing;
  • Community-management services.
Amount of the support

Total financial support is calculated in accordance with eligible costs using criteria laid down in the critera article and the Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg Guidelines (Our guidelines) within the limits of available funds.

Terms of payment

The support will be paid on submission of invoices and a report no later than 3 months after the end of the project. Without the final breakdown of expenses, the Directors of Kultur | lx may block payment of the support. However, some expenses, too significant to be advanced by the artist or the structure, may be invoiced directly to Kultur | lx on the basis of an estimate jointly accepted by the project initiator and Kultur | lx.

The award of the funding will be voided if the project in respect of which the funding was awarded does not take place by the deadline that the organisation set at the time when the funding was awarded. The same applies in the event that one of the conditions applicable to the award of the funding is no longer being met, or that the funding was awarded on the basis of inaccurate or incomplete information.

Should the funding be voided, the organisation will be entitled to reimbursement of any payments already made. The organisation may, on an exceptional basis, waive its right to reimbursement upon the submission of a written request setting out the reasons, which must be outside the control of the beneficiary of the funding, why the project did not take place and their direct causal link with the fact that it did not take place.

Mention of Kultur | lx

The beneficiary of the support must include the Kultur | lx logo on its communication materials, with the statement “With the support of Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg”.

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. This support is aimed at companies and organisations (galleries, publishers, associations, cultural institutions) that want to take part in international events, such as trade shows and professional fairs, and whose programme(s) will include one or more Luxembourish artists.

Eligibility

This support is intended for:

  • Private/public limited companies based in Luxembourg and abroad;
  • Galleries in Luxembourg and abroad;
  • Publishers in Luxembourg and abroad;
  • Luxembourg non-profits/companies;
  • Luxembourg cultural institutions.
Exclusion and restrictions

The Luxembourgish artist(s) must be central to the submitted proposal; their place in it will play a key role in the evaluation of the project. The support awarded must be focused on expenses relating directly to Luxembourgish artists.

The support is not retroactive.

Targeted sectors

All sectors supported by Kultur | lx.

Decision process

Decisions to approve, reject, or defer a funding application are taken by an intern or a selection committee for amounts above €10,000.

Applications for funding shall be submitted electronically via the Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg platform.

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.

Criteria
  • References of the targeted trade show or fair;
  • Relevance of the project and programme dedicated to Luxembourg artists;
  • Clearly stated goals;
  • Schedule of planned events;
  • Identification and quality of proposed professional partners;
  • Added value for the artist’s career;
  • Quality of the budget and diversity of funding sources;
  • Cultural impact for Luxembourg.
Eligible expenses
  • Travel of Luxembourg artist(s);
  • Accommodation of Luxembourg artist(s);
  • Per diem of Luxembourg artist(s);
  • Transportation costs;
  • Registration/accreditation fees;
  • Spot-/stand-hire costs;
  • Visa fees of Luxembourg artist(s).
Rates and condition for eligible expenses
  • Travel
    Travel should be by train where possible. Second-class tickets will be reimbursed, as will economy-class plane tickets.
    Travel by car will only be covered – at a rate of €0.30 per kilometre plus any applicable tolls and any parking charges – if that is the only possible solution.
    Taxi costs may be covered if absolutely necessary (absence or deficiency of public transport, heavy load to be transported, etc.).
    Public transport costs with proof of payment.
  • Accommodation
    Maximum amount for hotels: €140 per night and per person. That sum might be re-evaluated for certain countries/cities, or if it is impossible to find accommodation at that price.
  • Per diem
    Per diem: 30 euro per day, per person, per working day. 15 euro per day, per person, per day of travel.
Amount of the support

Total financial support is calculated in accordance with eligible costs using criteria laid down in the critera article and the Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg Guidelines (Our guidelines) within the limits of available funds.

Terms of payment

The support will be paid on submission of invoices and a report no later than 3 months after the end of the project. Without the final breakdown of expenses, the Directors of Kultur | lx may block payment of the support.

The award of the funding will be voided if the project in respect of which the funding was awarded does not take place by the deadline that the organisation set at the time when the funding was awarded. The same applies in the event that one of the conditions applicable to the award of the funding is no longer being met, or that the funding was awarded on the basis of inaccurate or incomplete information.

Should the funding be voided, the organisation will be entitled to reimbursement of any payments already made. The organisation may, on an exceptional basis, waive its right to reimbursement upon the submission of a written request setting out the reasons, which must be outside the control of the beneficiary of the funding, why the project did not take place and their direct causal link with the fact that it did not take place.

Mention of Kultur | lx

The beneficiary of the support must include the Kultur | lx logo on its communication materials, with the statement “With the support of Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg”.

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.

Institutions abroad that wish to host a Luxembourgish production or artist can also benefit from this fund. In this case, Kultur | lx’s support should be considered only as a contribution towards part of the costs, which are to be shared with the host/inviting organisation.

A single application may be submitted for dates spaced out in time but relating to the same project.

Eligibility

This support is intended for:

  • Artists;
  • Authors;
  • Composers;
  • Independent curators;
  • Non-profits/companies;
  • Private/public limited companies;
  • Cultural institutions.

With Luxembourg citizenship or residency in Luxembourg.

  • Foreign cultural institutions (only for a Luxembourg production*).

*Luxembourg production: a production mainly funded from Luxembourg / in which the lead partner is based in Luxembourg / of which the creator is has citizenship of or residency in Luxembourg (artist, director, choreographer, author, etc.).

Exclusion and restrictions

Beneficiaries of the Global Project Grant for the year in question are not entitled to this support.

The support is not retroactive.

Targeted sectors

All sectors supported by Kultur | lx.

Decision process

Decisions to approve, reject, or defer a funding application are taken by an internal comittee or external selection committee for amounts above €10,000.

Applications for funding shall be submitted electronically via the Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg platform.

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.

Criteria
  • The production must take place in/at a recognised cultural institution, festival, or venue abroad;
  • References of the targeted host organisation/event;
  • Project management and feasibility;
  • Quality of the budget and diversity of funding sources;
  • Ethical remuneration of artistic teams;
  • Clearly stated goals;
  • Added value for the career;
  • Sustainability: isolated events that have no prospects for exchanges, or that do not form part of a career-development or networking plan will not be selected.
Eligible expenses
  • Travel (train, plane, car, taxi, public transport);
  • Accommodation;
  • Per diem;
  • Logistic transportation costs (sets, artwork, backline, insurance), excluding packaging costs;
  • Technical costs (rental of additional equipment not available at the venue, presentation costs);
  • Visa fees;
  • Promotional fees related to the tour:
    • Press/PR costs (fees + postage costs);
    • Purchase of advertising space (print, radio, Web, professional publications, etc.);
    • Advertising and digital marketing (Google, Youtube, Facebook, Instagram, etc.);
  • Translation costs for overtitling (for theatre and opera productions);
  • Costs of reruns* (only for performing arts, as part of a tour abroad with at least three dates).

*Support for reruns
To receive support for reruns, applicants must demonstrate that new costs arise due to rehearsals and changes linked to distribution. They must draw up a work programme listing the rehearsals required for the rerun, additional costs and the tour dates.

Two scenarios apply:
1) Circulation of an existing work that has not been performed for a significant period of time (12 months since the last performance). One or more actors may be changed for a rerun.
2) Due to a force majeure, an actor needs to be replaced in order to complete the project (injury, illness, prior commitment to another show confirmed by the date on the contract).

For all applications, the project leader must present contracts with the international venues, including the cost of fees and the costs related to hosting the production. Priority shall be given to tours and performances with institutions and on platforms whose profile is likely to launch a new series of tour dates.

Rates and condition for eligible expenses
  • Travel
    Travel should be by train where possible. Second-class tickets will be reimbursed, as will economy-class plane tickets.
    Travel by car will only be covered – at a rate of €0.30 per kilometre plus any applicable tolls and any parking charges – if that is the only possible solution.
    Taxi costs may be covered if absolutely necessary (absence or deficiency of public transport, heavy load to be transported, etc.).
    Public transport costs with proof of payment.
  • Accommodation
    Maximum amount for hotels: €140 per night and per person. That sum might be re-evaluated for certain countries/cities, or if it is impossible to find accommodation at that price.
  • Per diem
    Per diem: 30 euro per day, per person, per working day and up to two OFF days between two tour dates. 15 euro per day, per person, per day of travel. Days of rest are not compensated for more than two days OFF between two tour dates.
  • Reruns costs
    Rehearsal fees, rental of rehearsal space. Support will be provided for a maximum of 5 days of work.
Amount of the support

Total financial support is calculated in accordance with eligible costs using criteria laid down in the critera article and the Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg Guidelines (Our guidelines) within the limits of available funds.

Terms of payment

The support will be paid on submission of invoices and a report no later than 3 months after the end of the project. Without the final breakdown of expenses, the Directors of Kultur | lx may block payment of the support. However, some expenses, too significant to be advanced by the artist or the structure, may be invoiced directly to Kultur | lx on the basis of an estimate jointly accepted by the project initiator and Kultur | lx.

The award of the funding will be voided if the project in respect of which the funding was awarded does not take place by the deadline that the organisation set at the time when the funding was awarded. The same applies in the event that one of the conditions applicable to the award of the funding is no longer being met, or that the funding was awarded on the basis of inaccurate or incomplete information.

Should the funding be voided, the organisation will be entitled to reimbursement of any payments already made. The organisation may, on an exceptional basis, waive its right to reimbursement upon the submission of a written request setting out the reasons, which must be outside the control of the beneficiary of the funding, why the project did not take place and their direct causal link with the fact that it did not take place.

Mention of Kultur | lx

The beneficiary of the support must include the Kultur | lx logo on its communication materials, with the statement “With the support of Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg”.

This support has been designed to facilitate international mobility with the goal to acquire knowledge or specific expertise. Recipients may be awarded funding for the purpose of networking (attending festivals, trade shows, exhibitions, auditions, meetings with the media or with those working in the sector); of training to complement initial training (conferences, workshops, master classes, or mentoring); or of specialisation (specialist training courses, internships, residency, or song-writing camps). Applications from students will not be accepted.

Eligibility

This support is only intended to individuals:

  • Artists;
  • Authors;
  • Composers;
  • Independant curators;
  • Self-employed culture-sector professionals (managers, agents, booking agents, etc.).

qWith Luxembourg citizenship or residency in Luxembourg.

Exclusion and restrictions

Beneficiaries of the Global Project Grant and of the Choreographic Project Grant: Expedition for the year in question are not entitled to this support.

For beneficiaries of the Artist Management Programme, a maximum of €800 per international conference will be granted with a maximum of two events per calendar year.

The support does not cover initial or continuing training at conservatories, art or architecture schools, or university courses (initial or continuing).

The support is not retroactive.

Targeted sectors

All sectors supported by Kultur | lx.

Decision process

Decisions to approve, reject, or defer a funding application are taken by an internal comittee or external selection committee for amounts above €10,000.

Applications for funding shall be submitted electronically via the Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg platform.

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.

Criteria
  • Relevance of the targeted event/platform/training programme;
  • Clearly identifiable objectives;
  • Benefit for the career/education of the person in question with the aim of acquiring additional skills;
  • Quality of the budget and diversity of funding sources;
  • For attendance at trade shows and exhibitions, the availability of a professional entourage is an advantage;
  • Sustainability: the need to travel must be demonstrated and must form part of a career- or network-development approach. It will be necessary to check that the resources required to achieve the desired result cannot be found in Luxembourg.
Eligible expenses
  • Travel (train, plane, car, taxi, public transport);
  • Accommodation;
  • Per diem;
  • Accreditation fees;
  • Flat rate daily expenses allowance (from 7 days and only as part of an international residency abroad including a recognised and named support programme)
  • Registration fees;
  • Visa fees.
Rates and condition for eligible expenses
  • Travel
    Travel should be by train where possible. Second-class tickets will be reimbursed, as will economy-class plane tickets.
    Travel by car will only be covered – at a rate of €0.30 per kilometre plus any applicable tolls and any parking charges – if that is the only possible solution.
    Taxi costs may be covered if absolutely necessary (absence or deficiency of public transport, heavy load to be transported, etc.).
    Public transport costs with proof of payment.
  • Accommodation
    Maximum amount for hotels: €140 per night and per person. That sum might be re-evaluated for certain countries/cities, or if it is impossible to find accommodation at that price.
  • Per diem
    Per diem: 30 euro per day, per person, per working day. 15 euro per day, per person, per day of travel.
  • Flat rate expenses allowance
    600 euros / week (the granting of a flat rate expenses allowance replaces the per diem).
Amount of the support

Total financial support is calculated in accordance with eligible costs using criteria laid down in the critera article and the Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg Guidelines (Our guidelines) within the limits of available funds.

Terms of payment

The support will be paid on submission of invoices and a report no later than 3 months after the end of the project. Without the final breakdown of expenses, the Directors of Kultur | lx may block payment of the support.

The award of the funding will be voided if the project in respect of which the funding was awarded does not take place by the deadline that the organisation set at the time when the funding was awarded. The same applies in the event that one of the conditions applicable to the award of the funding is no longer being met, or that the funding was awarded on the basis of inaccurate or incomplete information.

Should the funding be voided, the organisation will be entitled to reimbursement of any payments already made. The organisation may, on an exceptional basis, waive its right to reimbursement upon the submission of a written request setting out the reasons, which must be outside the control of the beneficiary of the funding, why the project did not take place and their direct causal link with the fact that it did not take place.

Mention of Kultur | lx

The beneficiary of the support must include the Kultur | lx logo on its communication materials, with the statement “With the support of Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg”.

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.

Eligibility

This residency program is open to Luxembourg artists or artists living in Luxembourg of all disciplines. The candidates must:

  • Be engaged in a professional practice (justify previous work and a significant professional background);
  • Speak French or English;
  • Be available during the residency period.

The application must be sent exclusively via the online application form. No documents can be sent by mail.

Final registration date: Sunday, October 29, 2023 at 23:59 CET

Residency terms
  • The laureate will be hosted September to November 2024  in a studio apartment located on the site of the Marais. In no case, the stay can be split;
  • The studio apartments vary in size from 20 to 55 m², with an average of 40 m² including a furnished work and living space (work area, bedroom, bathroom, kitchen). Some workshops are equipped with a piano. All workshops are equipped with a wifi Internet connection;
  • In addition to the provision of a studio apartment within the Cité internationale des arts, the winner will be able to benefit from a living grant and support for the project provided by Kultur | lx and the Cité internationale des arts team;
  • It is possible for the laureate to be accompanied by an adult and/or a child under the age of 7. A financial supplement is required (additional costs are chargeable to the laureate). Animals are not allowed;
  • The resident agrees to respect the dates of the residence and the general rules.
Facilities and financial terms
  • Housing: a studio apartment is available at the Cité internationale des arts;
  • Grant: residency allowance of 8.400 EUR;
  • Flat fee for transport and daily expenses: fixed rate of 1.800 EUR;
  • Production costs: maximum amount of EUR 2,000 reimbursable on original, receipted invoices.

Expenses to be paid by the laureate:

  • The security deposit requested by the Cité internationale des arts, in the amount of 200 EUR;
  • Living expenses (food, travel and transportation during the residency, etc.);
  • The laureate must have health and repatriation insurance during his stay in Paris;
  • It is possible for the laureate to come accompanied by an adult and/or a child under 7 years old. A financial supplement is then required, and must be paid by the laureate.
Organization and Jury

The application is free of charge and unpaid.

The designation of the laureate will be made after the examination of the application files by a jury composed of qualified personalities from the Luxembourg cultural sector and the artistic direction of the Cité des Arts.

The jury will award the residency based on the relevance and integrity of the artistic approaches.

The jury’s decision is final. The jury may decide not to award a grant if it considers that the candidates proposed to it do not meet the award criteria.

All candidates will be notified by e-mail.

The jury for the selection is made-up with :

  • Vincent Gonzalvez (Cité internationale des arts)
  • Lis Hausemer (MNHA)
  • Julien Hübsch (lauréat 2023)
  • Nathalie Ronvaux (Kulturfabrik)
  • Francisco Sassetti (Philharmonie Luxembourg)
Required documents
  • Letter of motivation from the candidate;
  • Photocopy of an identity document;
  • Certificate of residence of the applicant;
  • Certificate of affiliation (statement of social security affiliations) issued by the competent social security organization;
  • Applicant’s artistic CV;
  • Note of intent describing the personal artistic project and the subject of research and/or creation (issues, objectives, techniques, work areas…) between 3 and 5 DIN A4 pages;
  • Artistic file including visuals, texts, press reviews, video recordings, etc.
Obligation of the laureate

The laureate undertakes to submit a detailed report to Kultur | lx at the end of the residency. This report may be published. Kultur | lx may demand a full or partial refund of the grant if the fellow does not submit a report.

The laureate agrees to respect the internal regulations of the Cité internationale des arts in Paris.

The laureate agrees to mention Kultur | lx and the Cité internationale des arts during the presentation of the works resulting from this residency as well as in any communication related to this residency.

Consent and commitments

By applying, the applicant declares that the information provided is true and complete. He/she agrees that all members of the jury may have access to his/her personal information. He/she authorizes the jury to verify the accuracy of all information related to his/her application. In the event that any information provided by the applicant is inaccurate, the applicant understands that Kultur | lx reserves the right to cancel the application. The grant holder consents and agrees that Kultur | lx may use his/her name for promotional and advertising purposes related to the programme.

Payment of the Grant

The residency grant, travel allowance and per diem will be paid in two instalments to the recipient’s personal account. The first instalment of 80% shall be paid upon arrival at the Cité des Arts and the grant holder must notify Kultur | lx in writing. The second instalment of 20% after submission of the report at the end of the residency.

A maximum of 2,000 EUR will be paid at the same time as the second instalment, after presentation, at the end of the residency, of the accounting documents and receipts relating to the production costs, the testimonial of the residency and the possible costs of an exhibition/performance/meeting.

Liability

Kultur | lx expressly reserves the right to cancel at any time and for any reason the awarding of grants under these rules, without any applicant being able to claim any compensation for this.

Additional information

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More information:
Cité internationale des Arts

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.

This residency is awarded under the terms and conditions set below.

Eligibility

Kultur | lx grants the writing residency based on a call for applications to all writers, without age limit, who can demonstrate a significant professional background, and who are Luxembourg nationals or residents of Luxembourg.

All applications must be submitted via the online application form only. Any other document sent by post shall not be accepted.

Final registration date: October 8, 2023 at 23:59 CET.

Residency terms

The laureate shall be staying for 2 months in one of the eleven fully equipped housing workshops at the Literarisches Colloquium Berlin. The duration is to be agreed upon between the laureate and the LCB and may be split into 2 periods maximum, depending on LCB availability.

The laureate agrees to respect the dates of the residence and the general rules.

Material and financial terms

Will be made available to the laureate:

  • A studio;
  • a grant: a residency allowance of EUR 5,600;
  • Flat fee for transport and daily expenses: a flat rate of EUR 1200.

The laureate must have health and repatriation insurance during his stay in Berlin.

Organisation and selection panel

The application is free of charge and unpaid.

The selection of the laureate shall be made following:

  • A pre-selection phase based on the examination of all applications by a committee made up of leading figures from the Luxembourg cultural scene, and
  • The final decision made by the Literarisches Colloquium Berlin management team.

The selection panel shall award the residency based on the relevance and integrity of the artistic approach.

The selection panel’s decision is final. The selection panel may decide not to award a residency if they consider that the submissions are not relevant to the award.

All applicants shall be notified by email.

The jury for the selection is made-up with :

  • Christiane Krier (Lëtzebuerger Bicherfrënn)
  • Frank Hansen (Lëtzebuerger Bicherfrënn)
  • Tim Reuter (Centre national de littérature)
  • Sébastian Thiltges (Université du Luxembourg)
  • Jeff Schinker (author, laureate 2023)
Required documents

Interested applicants should provide:

  • a cover letter;
  • Photocopy of the applicant’s ID card;
  • a healthcare registration certificate (social security affiliation statements) issued by the relevant social security body;
  • a curriculum vitae and an updated bibliography of the applicant;
  • a letter of intent describing the writing project and the workshop themes (3 to 5 DIN A4 pages);
  • an Art portfolio including visuals, texts, press reviews;
  • Works, documents, texts already produced.

Only complete forms submitted before the deadline shall be considered.

The laureate’s obligations

The laureate shall spend 2 months in Berlin writing and researching.

Partnership with the Centre national de littérature
Under the terms of this agreement, The National Literature Archives offers the opportunity to the laureate to write a “Bourglënster Ried” published in the collection Discours sur la littérature/Rede zur Literatur/Literary Talks series. Publication costs are fully covered by the CNL.

In the case of a partnership, the manuscript must be returned by December 31 of the year in which the grant is awarded. A fee of EUR 1,200 (one thousand two hundred euros) is paid to the Author at the time of publication. The Author will also receive 20 copies of the book, with a planned print run of 250 copies. Copyright in the publication remains with the Author.

On his return, the laureate may be invited to attend a professional or public meeting, according to the programme drawn up jointly by Lëtzebuerger Bicherfrënn and the laureate.

At the end of the residency, the laureate is required to submit a detailed report to Kultur | lx, which shall be shared with the Literarisches Colloquium Berlin, the National Literature Archives, and the Lëtzebuerger Bicherfrënn – Les Amis du Livre a.s.b.l. Failure to submit the report may lead to Kultur | lx demanding full or partial reimbursement of the grant.

The laureate consents that information about him/her (bibliography, excerpts) may be published on the website and in the communication materials published by Kultur | lx.

The laureate agrees to mention Kultur | lx and the Literarisches Colloquium Berlin during the presentation of the works resulting from this residency as well as in any communication related to this residency.

Consent and obligations

By submitting an application, applicants declare that the information provided is complete and accurate. Candidategrant all members of the jury access to their personal data. Applicants authorise the jury to verify the accuracy of all of the information contained in their application. In the event that any information provided by the applicant is incorrect, the applicant agrees that Kultur | lx reserves the right to exclude the application. The recipient of the residency shall grant Kultur | lx permission to use their name for promotional and advertising purposes.

Payment of the grant

The amount of the residency allowance is EUR 5,600 and shall be paid as well as a flat fee for daily expenses and transport into the laureate’s personal account in two instalments.

The first instalment of 80% shall be paid upon arrival at Literarisches Colloqium Berlin, which must be notified in writing by the laureate, the second instalment of 20% after submission of the final report.

Liability

Kultur | lx expressly reserves the right to cancel at any time and for any reason whatsoever the awarding of grants under these terms, without any applicant being entitled to claim any compensation in this respect.