Following the first round of grants to help companies from Luxembourg take part in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2023, Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg is now opening a second call for expression of interest in the Luxembourg Selection for the 2024 Edinburgh Festival Fringe and a Prospecting Visit to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Fringe is a high-profile strategic professional platform for networking with a view to distributing creations from Luxembourg and supporting the career development of performing arts professionals.

Kultur | lx will provide advising and financial tour support for the selected shows and will organise a prospecting programme.

Eligibility

Performing arts producers

  • Artists;
  • Non-profits;
  • Cultural institutions.

Applicants must hold Luxembourg nationality or be resident in Luxembourg.
The selection is open to performances in all disciplines created in the past 5 years.

The deadline for submitting applications is midnight on Sunday 14 January 2024.

Sector targeted

Performing arts

  1. Tour support: Luxembourg selection at the Fringe

 

Supported productions shall be selected as follows:

 

First, Kultur | lx Performing Arts Selection Committee express a view on the projects eligible for a tour support.

 

Second, the successful applicants will receive support to submit their production to some venues valued by professionals at the Fringe.

 

Kultur | lx support shall only be considered if the show takes place at one of the following Festival Fringe venues: Summerhall; Assembly; Dance Base; C venues; Zoo; Traverse Theatre; Pleasance; Gilded Balloon; Underbelly.

 

Kultur | lx can only support a limited number of projects due to budgetary restrictions.

 

The deadline for submitting applications for the Luxembourg Selection at the Fringe is midnight on Sunday 14 January 2024.

 

  1. Prospecting programme: Luxembourg delegation at the Fringe

 

Kultur | lx is organising a prospecting programme for a delegation of professionals from Luxembourg with a dedicated programme.  Kultur | lx shall support—through prospecting funding—freelance artists and professionals.

 

The delegation is limited to 5 members. The selection shall be made by the Performing Arts Selection Committee on the basis of the objectives clearly identified by the applicants.

 

The Festival Fringe prospecting programme shall take place during Industry Week, i.e. the week of 19 August 2024.

 

The deadline for applications for the Prospecting Programme is midnight on Sunday 14 January 2024.

 

Organisation
  1. Tour support: Luxembourg selection at the Fringe

Supported productions shall be selected as follows:
First, Kultur | lx Performing Arts Selection Committee express a view on the projects eligible for a tour support.
Second, the successful applicants will receive support to submit their production to some venues valued by professionals at the Fringe.

Kultur | lx support shall only be considered if the show takes place at one of the following Festival Fringe venues: Summerhall; Assembly; Dance Base; C venues; Zoo; Traverse Theatre; Pleasance; Gilded Balloon; Underbelly.

Kultur | lx can only support a limited number of projects due to budgetary restrictions.

The deadline for submitting applications for the Luxembourg Selection at the Fringe is midnight on Sunday 14 January 2024.

 

  1. Prospecting programme: Luxembourg delegation at the Fringe

Kultur | lx is organising a prospecting programme for a delegation of professionals from Luxembourg with a dedicated programme.  Kultur | lx shall support—through prospecting funding—freelance artists and professionals.

The delegation is limited to 5 members. The selection shall be made by the Performing Arts Selection Committee on the basis of the objectives clearly identified by the applicants.

The Festival Fringe prospecting programme shall take place during Industry Week, i.e. the week of 19 August 2024.

The deadline for applications for the Prospecting Programme is midnight on Sunday 14 January 2024.

Criteria
  • Clear connection between the artist/non-profit association with the Luxembourg cultural scene;
  • Artistic quality of the performance;
  • Evidence of a professional artistic team (producer, distributor, PR agency etc.);
  • Adaptability of the performance to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe (stage technical specifications, limited time for set up and changeover slot, limited storage options, limited lighting, time slots);
  • Accessibility of the performance for an English-speaking audience;
  • International touring and/or production development strategy beyond attendance at the festival (before and after);
  • Investment by producer (financing, support in kind, support).

 

Documents required

All applications must include:

  • Artistic CV and portfolio;
  • Overview of strategic development plan for participation in Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

In addition, for distribution projects:

  • Production dossier with technical specifications;
  • Production budget for the performance in Edinburgh, including preparation and follow up;
  • High-quality audio and video recording. If the performance has not been created yet, a detailed file outlining all of the creation stages must be included;
  • Any additional information that supports your application.
Eligible expenses
  • Travel;
  • Accommodation;
  • Fees;
  • Daily subsistence allowance (per diem);
  • Transport costs (set, instruments, insurance);
  • Technical costs (rental of additional equipment);
  • Promotion costs:
    • Press agency/PR costs (fees);
    • Purchase of advertising space (print, radio, internet, professional publications);
    • Online advertising and marketing (Google, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram etc.);
  • Complimentary tickets for professionals;
  • Marketing officer fees;
  • Re-run costs.
Scales and conditions for eligible costs
  • Travel: return trip to Edinburgh
    Train travel should be preferred. Travel in second class (train) or economy class (plane) shall be reimbursed.
    Travel by car shall only be reimbursed—at a rate of €0.30 per kilometre and toll charges—if it is the only solution possible.
  • Accommodation in Edinburgh:
    Maximum for accommodation: €110 per night per person.
  • Fees for technical and artistic teams: up to €1,300 excl. VAT per week per person up to a maximum total of €5,200 excl. VAT per person.
  • Daily subsistence allowance (per diem):
    €30 per day per person on days worked. €15 per day per person on travel days.
    Days off are not included.
  • Marketing costs: total maximum amount of €6,000.
  • Re-run costs:
    Rehearsal fees, rental of rehearsal space. The support will cover a maximum of 5 working days.
Obligations for the artistic team

The entire artistic team shall undertake to be available for the entirety of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and for a potential tour during seasons thereafter. In the event of unavailability for the duration of the festival, a reason must be provided for not participating for a limited period of time.

The artistic team shall ensure that it owns the rights of reproduction and distribution for the show for the duration of the festival and any potential tour abroad.

By submitting an expression of interest, the artistic team declares that the information provided is accurate and complete. It grants all members of the Committee access to personal data about its members.

It authorises Kultur | lx Management to verify the accuracy of all information contained in the application. In the event that any information provided is inaccurate, the artistic team understands that Kultur | lx reserves the right to reject its application.

The artistic team shall be available for meetings, preparatory sessions, and for a review with the Kultur | lx teams.

Kultur | lx liability

Kultur | lx guarantees the artistic freedom of the artistic teams.

Additional information

Bringing together over 1,400 programmers and producers, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe is a unique platform for raising the profile of artists and their productions. The experience, however, represents a significant financial cost and personal investment before, during and after the festival. Performing and promoting a production every day for an entire month, alongside 3,000 other shows, in an unfamiliar international environment, may represent a risk to the physical and mental health of participants and must be given serious consideration by potential applicants.

Please see section health and wellbeing on the Fringe website: Health and Wellbeing | Fringe Connect (edfringe.com)

Luxembourg Selection at Edinburgh in 2023:
With support from Kultur | lx
stark bollock naked by Larisa Faber (@The Assembly – Roxy)
Shoot the Cameraman by AWA – As We Are (@The Assembly – Roxy)

With support from the TNL
Lovefool by Gintare Parulyte (@Summerhall)

Find out more at: https://www.edfringe.com/

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.

This grant shall run over two years (2024 + 2025) and will support all aspects of the creative process: project development, promotion and international networking. The grant will offer direct financial support for the production as well as support through international platforms and funding for the development phase. It will also include residencies at the Lyon National Dance Centre and the Le Gymnase CDCN in Roubaix.

This initiative aims to offer the recipient the opportunity to develop a project with international reach in its entirety over a two-year period. The project will receive financial support and dedicated guidance from the three partners at all stages of the development process. It will also include financial and in-kind support from third parties.

Deadline to apply: September 17, 2023 at 23:59 CET

Eligibility

The grant shall be awarded following a call for applications from dance companies registered as non-profits (a.s.b.l.) in Luxembourg that can demonstrate significant professional experience, involvement in Luxembourg’s art and cultural scene, and the potential to develop on the international scene. They shall present a strategic plan to fund, create and distribute the specific project presented.

If the applicants already receive structuring aid for established dance companies from Luxembourg’s Ministry of Culture, it shall be considered an advantage.

All applications must be submitted using the online application form. Documents must not be sent by post.

Exclusions and restrictions

Applicants awarded the grant to develop a choreography project shall not be eligible for other support or programmes funded by Kultur | lx during the project period, with the exception of distribution of other works.

The grant holder shall not be permitted to apply for the subsequent round of funding.

The grant holder shall not be eligible for other residency exchange programmes run by TROIS C-L for the same project during the period of the grant.

Targeted sector

Performing arts (dance)

Decision process

Applications shall be assessed and selected by an international jury made up of representatives from the funding partners who will select the winner. The jury’s decision is final. The jury may decide not to award the grant if it does not deem any of the applications submitted to be suitable.

Criteria
  • Applicant has close ties with Luxembourg’s cultural scene;
  • Project has clearly identified objectives;
  • Long-term career strategy;
  • Two-year project development plan;
  • Potential for international distribution (artistic quality, relevance of proposal, technical conditions);
  • A dedicated professional team (administration, production and/or distribution manager);
  • Quality of business plan and diversity of funding sources with financial investment or in-kind support from other national and international partners;
  • International tour experience.
Eligible expenses

This list is not exhaustive:

  • Costs connected with research and creation residencies (e.g. transport, accommodation, residency fees, technical staff costs, per diem, visas);
  • Communications costs (visuals, press pack, online presence);
  • Costs connected with professional events to promote the project (e.g. festivals, fairs, exhibitions, conferences, workshops, master classes, transport, accommodation, accreditation, per diem);
  • Fees for non-artist staff (administration, production and/or distribution manager);
  • Invitation of professionals to different stages of the process (transport, accommodation);
  • Production costs (set design, costumes, artistic and technical team fees).
Ineligible expenses
  • Dance company operating costs;
  • Promotion and communications for the company’s other productions beyond the project supported.
Contractual and financial conditions

The grant holder shall receive:

  • From Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg :
    • A lump sum of €25,000 split equally over two years to cover project development costs not linked to the production itself (promotion, participation in professional events, fees for non-artistic staff, invitations to professionals etc.);
    • Support in the form of guidance to develop the project and promotion via Kultur | lx’s platforms of activity (Tanzmesse, Focus, Off Avignon, etc.).
  • From Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg :
    • Financial support to the value of €25,000 to cover production costs until the full dress rehearsal for the new work;
    • Support from the industry for a 10-day technical residency to complete the new work from the end of October to the start of November 2025 (access to an equipped studio and technicians, accommodation for up to 5 people, travel costs);
    • Acquisition of the rights to the premiere in Luxembourg at the end of the technical residency at the Grand Théâtre Studio. The premiere and all other additional performances in the Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg shall be subject to a separate rights agreement without an exclusivity clause for Luxembourg.
  • From TROIS C-L – Centre de Création Chorégraphique Luxembourgeois :
    • Financial support to the value of €20,000 to cover residency costs with partners (travel costs, accommodation, fees, per diem);
    • Hosting at TROIS C-L of different stages of work on the project, including an outside perspective on the work and public performances as part of 3 at TROIS.
  • From the Lyon National Dance Centre :
    • An experimentation residency in June 2024 at the Lyon National Dance Centre for up to 5 people, including financial support to the value of €1,800;
    • This residence will be covered by a separate agreement.
  • From Le Gymnase CDCN in Roubaix
    • A residency including use of a studio and accommodation for up to 4 people for 2 weeks leading to an end-of residency performance;
    • This residency shall be covered by a separate agreement.

Overview of financial support

Partner Sum
Kultur | lx €25,000
Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg €25,000 + rights for the premiere
TROIS C-L €20,000
CN D Lyon  €1,800

 

Obligations and terms of payment

The grant holder undertakes to:

  • Follow the support programme approved by the partners at the start of the project;
  • Inform the partners about the stages of development of the project and provide all information necessary for communications and promotion in good time (visuals, texts, videos, performance dates etc.);
  • Submit detailed reports mid-way through the project and at the end of the project and provide proof of payment of invoices;
  • Act as the executive producer and guarantee financial, artistic and operational management of the project;
  • Comply in full with all obligations required under the legislation governing the activity in question (tax, social, copyright, related rights etc.);
  • The terms of payment shall be defined in a contract sent to the grant holder by each of the partners;
  • Compliance with Luxembourg’s Ministry of Culture Code of Ethics: https://mc.gouvernement.lu/fr/dossiers/2022/charte-de-deontologie-pour-les-structures-culturelles.html

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.

After attending internationale tanzmesse nrw several times, « Dance from Luxembourg » is keen to include a new generation of choreographers in this major contemporary dance event in Europe next year.

Created in 1994, Internationale tanzmesse (ITM) takes place every two years in Düsseldorf. The international dance platform is an unmissable event for international contemporary dance professionals and a unique meeting place for choreographers, dancers, producers and programmers. The event also offers artists and companies selected from across the world the chance to present their work.

Eligibility
  • Freelance artists (choreographers);
  • Non-profit associations (a.s.b.l.) (dance companies);
  • Luxembourg nationality or resident/based in Luxembourg.
Targeted Sector

Performing arts (dance)

Decision Process

Applications must be submitted by 23.59 CET on Friday 25 August 2023.

Applications must include:

Incomplete applications shall not be considered.
A jury composed of several national experts from Luxembourg will select 4 choreographers and/or companies on the sole basis of the applications submitted.

The jury’s decision shall be announced on Friday 1st September, 2023.
The jury’s decision shall be final.

Criteria
  • Demonstrate a clear connection with choreography in Luxembourg;
  • Have participated in the « Dance from Luxembourg » programme a maximum of two times;
  • Ability to present an international development strategy.
Requirements of Applicants
  • Availability from 29 to 31 August 2024 to attend Internationale tanzmesse nrw in Düsseldorf;
  • Active contribution to preparations for Internationale tanzmesse nrw in Düsseldorf before, during and after the event;
  • Agree to submit an application to Internationale tanzmesse nrw to present a performance, open studio or pitch as part of the official programme.
Commitment by the Partners
  • Cover travel, accomodation and per diem costs for the choreographer and one member of their team (production, distribution, administration or communications manager) for the duration of Internationale tanzmesse nrw;
  • Provide support before, during and after Internationale tanzmesse nrw.

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.

GLEN has been established in 2023 at the initiative of 8 organisations working in supporting the structuration and internationalisation of their national performing arts field:
– Kanuti Gildi SAAL in Estonia | https://saal.ee
– New theatre institute of Latvia / Homo novus festival in Latvia | www.theatre.lv / www.homonovus.lv
– Sirenos Festival Lithuania/ Lithuanian Theatre Information Centre | www.sirenos.lt / www.lithuaniantheatre.com
– Performing Arts Centre in Iceland | www.performingarts.is
– Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg | www.kulturlx.lu
– Gledalisce Glej in Slovenia | www.glej.si
– Teatri ODA in Kosovo | www.teatrioda.com
– Spazju Kreattiv in Malta | www.kreattivita.org

The Project partners led by Kanuti Gildi SAAL has received network funding from the Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme for Culture to establish GLEN – Great Little European Network.

For its first year of existence, from September 2023 to June 2024, GLEN will implement three schemes of activities:

– Networking events :
o In Riga (Latvia) from 1st to 4th of November;
o In Tartu (Estonia) in early May 2024;
o In addition the grantee could request support to attend the IETM Caravan in the frame of the Kosovo Showcase from 24th to 29th October.

– Critical friendships : peer matching across partner countries with other grantees or third professionals to provide mutual support and understanding of each other’s context;

– Webinars : addressing the specificities of producing and distributing in small countries and advising on how to develop internationally from there.

Eligibility

Independent artists
With Luxembourg citizenship or residency in Luxembourg.

Targeted sector

Performing arts

Selection process

The applicant will provide, through Kultur |lx‘s online support application platform, the following information in English:

  • ID and certificate of residence;
  • Artistic CV;
  • A letter introducing the motivation to join a network and work with the partner countries;
  • A letter stating how critical friendship could help the applicant’s work;
  • A short presentation of the applicant’s current projects.

Applications will be reviewed and the grantee selected by the representatives of the partner organisations of GLEN. The decision is final.

Applications must be submitted before 18th June 2023 midnight CET through Kultur |lx‘s online support application platform.

 

Criteria
  • Ties of the artist to the Luxembourg cultural scene;
  • Being at an early or middle stage of a career and taking first steps at the international level;
  • Interest in taking part to the life of a network;
  • Interest in working in with peers from the countries of GLEN.
Amount of the Grant and Eligible expenses
  • Kultur | lx and GLEN will directly cover travel expenses, accommodation and per diem costs in the frame of the networking events;
  • Travel, accommodation and per diem costs in the frame of the IETM Caravan/Kosovo Showcase organised by ODA Theatre can be covered in extra by Kultur | lx;
  • The grantee will receive a lump sum of 500 € which can be used to cover programme-related expenses not covered directly by Kultur | lx and GLEN. Eligible expenses include travel, accommodation, accreditation, fees, promotion;
  • The grantee remains eligible for other support programmes offered by Kultur | lx during the year of the programme.
Obligations
  • Participate in the two networking events;
  • Maintain a regular dialogue with the assigned critical friend;
  • Follow GLEN webinars as much as possible;
  • Submit a report at the end of the project in June 2024;
  • Include the names and logos of the GLEN funders on all project-related communication materials.

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.

Eligibility

This grant is intended for:

  • Self-employed artists and creatives;

With Luxembourg citizenship or residency in Luxembourg.

Exclusion and restrictions

This grant is not intended to cover exhibition catalogues.

Targeted sectors

All sectors supported by Kultur | lx.

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 2023 are as follows:

  • Avril 23, 2023
  • October 29, 2023
Criteria
  • Relevance and uniqueness of the project;
  • Importance of the publication for the artist’s career development;
  • Artistic collaborations (photographer, graphic designer, etc.);
  • References of the contributing external authors;
Eligible expenses
  • Design costs;
  • Manufacturing/production costs;
  • Fees charged by contributors (authors, photographers, designers, etc.).
Rates and amount of the grant

The grant is calculated on the basis of a reference quote, comprising manufacturing, preparation and production costs, plus the copyright.

The total amount of the grant is capped at €6,000.

Amount of the support

The grant is paid in two instalments.

The first covers up to 80% of the grant upon submission of the first invoices. The final 20% is paid once the completed project has been sent to Kultur | lx, along with the final breakdown of expenses and report.

For paper publications, Kultur | lx will receive 5 copies and a digital version for distribution on its website.

For digital projects, Kultur | lx must receive a digital version that can be used for profile-raising through its website.

Note: Applicants must ensure that all contributors to their project have given their consent to the publication of the work on the Kultur | lx website. Kultur | lx undertakes to distribute the publication only in its full form and not to use the contributions included within it separately. The distribution of this content is for the purpose of promoting the supported artists and enhancing their impact.

If the project for which the funding was awarded does not materialize by the deadline that the organisation set, the award will be voided. The same applies in the event that one of the conditions applicable to the award of the funding is no longer being met, or if the award was granted 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”.

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.

Eligibility

This support is intended for:

  • Cultural institutions;
  • Non-profits/companies;
  • Private/public limited companies;
Exclusion and restrictions

Invitations 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 2023/2024 are set as follows:

  • 03 December 2023
  • 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;
  • 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 – if that is the only possible solution.
  • Accommodation
    Maximum amount for hotels: €140 per night. That sum might be re-evaluated for certain countries/cities, or if it is impossible to find accommodation at that price.
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).

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 2023/2024 are set as follows:

  • 03 December 2023
  • 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
  • PR services (fees and postage costs);
  • Advertising;
  • Digital promotion and marketing;
  • Promotional content/EPK (only if made by a professional agency, e.g. graphic designers, videographers, etc.);
  • Community-management services;
  • Radio/playlist plugger.
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).

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) that want to take part in international events, such as trade shows and 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 2023/2024 are set as follows:

  • 03 December 2023
  • 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 – if that is the only possible solution.
  • Accommodation
    Maximum amount for hotels: €140 per night. 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.
    Days of rest are not compensated.
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).

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
  • 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 2023/2024 are set as follows:

  • 03 December 2023
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • Accommodation;
  • Per diem;
  • Transportation costs (sets, artwork, backline, insurance);
  • Technical costs (rental of additional equipment, presentation costs);
  • Visa fees;
  • COVID test 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 – if that is the only possible solution.
  • Accommodation
    Maximum amount for hotels: €140 per night. 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. Days of rest are not compensated.
  • 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).

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 (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;
  • 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 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 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 2023/2024 are set as follows:

  • 03 December 2023
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • COVID test 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 – if that is the only possible solution.
  • Accommodation
    Maximum amount for hotels: €140 per night. 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.
    Days of rest are not compensated.
  • 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).

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”.