Following the first edition in March 2023, Kultur lx – Arts Council Luxembourg, in partnership with producing venues and companies in the country, will coordinate a second national Luxembourg Performing arts Focus, for international professionals, from Wednesday 6 to Friday 8 November 2024. This second Focus will include a programme of shows, work-in-progress, pitches and networking events. It will be a highlight in 2024 in terms of raising the international profile of Luxembourg professionals and productions.

Kultur | lx is therefore launching a call for proposals for the programme of the Focus Performing Arts in Luxembourg 2024.

Eligibility

Performing arts producers:

  • Artists;
  • A.s.b.l/non-profits;
  • Cultural institutions.

Holding Luxembourg nationality or registered in Luxembourg.

For a Luxembourg production: a production mainly funded from Luxembourg and created by an artist holding Luxembourg nationality or based in Luxembourg (director, choreographer, author, etc.).

The selection is open to shows of all performing arts disciplines. Applications may be made in three categories:

  • Show planned in the applicant institution’s programme during the Focus period (new creation or rerun);
  • Show in creation (work-in-progress) at the time of the Focus;
  • Show/project in development at the time of the Focus.

The deadline for submitting applications is at midnight on Thursday 29 February 2024.

Target sector

Performing arts

Organisation

The artistic programme will include the three categories covered by the call for proposals:

  • Full length performance (programmed show);
  • Presentation of work-in-progress (show in creation);
  • Pitch session (project in development).

All applications must be submitted using the online form. No documents will be accepted by e-mail.

Full length performance

The proposals for shows planned in the programme of the venues may only be submitted by the programming venues.
The shows can be new creations or rerun of shows created in the last 5 years.
The costs of performing the shows will be covered by the host venues.

Work-in-progress

Work-in-progress proposals may be submitted by any producer (artist; a.s.b.l/non-profit; cultural institution) only with the commitment of a venue (theatre, cultural centre or other scenic space) to host the presentation.

The presentation of the work-in-progress should last between 5 and 30 minutes, excluding the Q&A with the Focus guests.

The venues must cover the technical costs. Expenses for the artistic teams – directors, choreographers, performers – will be paid for up to 3 people by Kultur | lx as follows:

  • Fee of €220 excluding VAT per member of the artistic team;
  • Accommodation for up to 2 nights at a maximum rate of €140 per night per person;
  • Travel within Europe to a maximum value of €300 per person.
Pitch session

Pitch proposals may be submitted by independent artist, a.s.b.l. and cultural institutions.

The pitch session is a space for sharing ideas of any type, receive feedback and find potential partners among the international guests of the focus. From unique working structures to new models of good practices, applications are open beyond creation projects.

The duration of the pitch must not exceed 20 minutes, including the Q&A with Focus guests.
Kultur | lx will cover the following expenses for one person per project and only for the independent artists or companies selected:

  • Fee of €100 excluding VAT;
  • Accommodation for up to 2 nights at a maximum rate of €140 per night;
  • Travel within Europe to a maximum value of €300.

Each applicant is free to submit multiple proposals for each programme category.

Applications will be reviewed and selected by a jury.

Criteria
  • Link between the artist/A.s.b.l./non-profit and the Luxembourg cultural scene;
  • Artistic quality of the show/project;
  • Relevance of the topics addressed by the performance;
  • Potential for international touring and/or cooperation;
  • Accessibility to an international audience (non-verbal form, text available in English, contextualisation, etc.);
  • Understanding of the issues and objectives of a presentation in an international environment.
Required documents
  • Artistic resume/ portfolio;
  • Short presentation of international challenges (priority target countries, envisaged cooperation partners, list of existing or new contacts to activate).

For shows in the programme:

  • Brief presentation of the show;
  • Recording of the complete show;
  • If the show is not yet created by the application deadline: complete production dossier;
  • Any additional information that may support the application.

For work-in-progress:

  • Brief presentation of the show;
  • Artistic statement;
  • Any additional information that may support the application.

For projects to pitch:

  • Presentation of the project;
  • Any additional information that may support the application.
Obligations of the candidates

Applicants guarantee their availability in Luxembourg for the entire duration of the Focus Performing arts 2024.

Applicants guarantee to have the rights of reproduction in Luxembourg of the show submitted for proposal.

By submitting their proposals, applicants declare that the information provided is true and complete. The candidates grant all jury members consent to have access to their personal information. The candidates authorise Kultur | lx to verify the accuracy of all information relating to the application. In the event that certain information provided is inaccurate, applicants understand that Kultur | lx retains the right to exclude their application.

Candidates, once their proposal has been selected, will commit to being available for preparatory meetings with the Kultur | lx team.

Additional information

Programme of the Focus Performing arts in Luxembourg 2023
Article about a first live show Focus in Luxembourg

The call for proposals was written in collaboration with : ASSITEJ Luxembourg; Mierscher Kulturhaus; Rotondes; THEATER FEDERATIOUN; Théâtre du Centaure; Théâtre National du Luxembourg; TRIFOLION Echternach; TROIS C-L – Centre de Création Chorégraphique Luxembourgeois.

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/

Kultur | lx, in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and luca – Luxembourg Center for Architecture, launches a call for applications for representing Luxembourg at the 2025 Venice Architecture Biennale. The 19th edition of the International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia will take place from May to November 2025.

The call is directed towards multidisciplinary curatorial teams, whose project leader is a Luxembourg-based professional of architecture, living in Luxembourg or able to demonstrate cultural integration within the Grand Duchy. The teams may include professionals whose expertise can contribute to the reflection, conceptualisation, design, production and mediation of this Exhibition. For instance, artists, architects, urban planners, landscape architects, researchers, critics, curators, writers, philosophers, and others can be part of the teams. In addition, the teams may enlist the assistance or services of third parties.

The jury consists of the following professionals:
▪ Maribel Casas, Scientific Director, luca – Luxembourg Center for Architecture;
▪ Michelle Friederici, President, Ordre des Architectes et des Ingénieurs conseils Luxembourg;
▪ Claudine Hemmer, Visual Arts and Architecture Advisor, Ministry of Culture Luxembourg;
▪ Marija Marić /Francelle Cane, Curators of the Luxembourg Pavilion 2023;
▪ Eléonore Mialonier, Project Manager Architecture/Design/Crafts, Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg;
▪ Marion Waller, General Director, Pavillon de l’Arsenal, Paris;
▪ Nemanja Zimonjić, Director, Ten Studio, Zürich.

The selection will be carried out in two sessions:

First session:
October 9, 2023: publication of the call for applications
December 17, 2023: deadline for submission of preliminary projects

Second session:
By January 19, 2024: announcement of the names of the shortlisted three teams selected for the second session
March 15, 2024: deadline for submission of detailed projects
A lump sum of € 1,500 compensation will be paid to each of the shortlisted candidates.

The laureate will be announced on March 27, 2024.

About the commissioners

The Luxembourg Ministry of Culture has appointed Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg commissioner of the Luxembourg Pavilion, along with the luca – Luxembourg Center for Architecture.

Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg was established as an initiative of the Luxembourg Ministry of Culture. The public institution has since become a key partner in the support and promotion of professionals from the following sectors: architecture, design and crafts; multimedia and digital arts; visual arts; literature and publishing; music; and performing arts.

luca – Luxembourg Center for Architecture was set up 30 years ago as the Fondation de l’Architecture et de l’Ingénierie with the primary task of promoting quality architecture as a cultural reality. Today, luca takes a multi-scalar and interdisciplinary approach to the issues facing the stakeholders involved in the production of the built environment.

About the Biennale

La Biennale di Venezia was established in 1895 and is today acknowledged as one of the most prestigious cultural institutions. La Biennale di Venezia stands at the forefront of research and promotion of new contemporary art trends and organizes events in all its specific Departments: Art (1895), Architecture (1980), Cinema (1932), Dance (1999), Music (1930), and Theatre (1934) – alongside research and training activities.

As the world’s largest cultural event for architecture, this international exhibition aims to give the world an overview as comprehensive as possible of the themes and projects capable of addressing the future’s scenarios in the fields of architecture, urbanism, the city, and our ever-changing society and societal issues.

Context of the call

The 19th edition will take place from May to November 2025. The Fondazione la Biennale di Venezia has not yet nominated the Chief curator of this edition, but their name should be communicated by the end of the year.

However, the selected proposal will need to be suitable for presentation within the Venice Biennale’s context and take into consideration the specific nature of the Pavilion. The concept developed by the curatorial team will address the typical themes explored in this international event and offer relevant thoughts on contemporary research and subjects in the field. The project must be designed with a view to possible presentation and adaptation in a Luxembourg venue after the biennale.

Official opening: mid-May 2025

Who can apply

The call is open to multidisciplinary curatorial teams, with the project leader being a Luxembourg-based professional of architecture, living in Luxembourg or able to demonstrate cultural integration within the Grand Duchy whose expertise can contribute to the reflection, conceptualisation, design, production and mediation of this Exhibition. For instance, artists, architects, engineers, designers, urban planners, landscape architects, researchers, critics, curators, writers, philosophers, and others can be part of the team. In addition, the teams may enlist the assistance or services of third parties.

Applicant teams must have experience in organising and producing exhibitions and be able to develop an architectural/ curatorial discourse that they can present and defend publicly.

Proposals may take various forms, such as exhibitions, installations, performances, workshops, readings or other relevant formats.

Selection procedure

The selection will be carried out in two sessions:

The first session will focus on the preliminary brief projects. The application deadline for the first session is midnight on December 17, 2023 and applications must be submitted through the website https://support.kulturlx.lu/en 

The second session will focus on the detailed projects. The application deadline for the second session is 6:00 P.M on March 15, 2024.

The project for the Luxembourg Pavilion will be chosen by a jury comprising:

  • Maribel Casas, Scientific Director, luca – Luxembourg Center for Architecture;
  • Michelle Friederici, President, Ordre des Architectes et des Ingénieurs conseils Luxembourg;
  • Claudine Hemmer, Visual Arts and Architecture Advisor, Ministry of Culture Luxembourg;
  • Marija Marić /Francelle Cane, Curators of the Luxembourg Pavilion 2023;
  • Eléonore Mialonier, Project Manager Architecture/Design/Crafts, Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg;
  • Marion Waller, General Director, Pavillon de l’Arsenal, Paris;
  • Nemanja Zimonjić, Director, Ten Studio, Zürich.

Constitution of application files:

  • First session:
    Deadline: December 17, 2023

The application must include the following components:

  • References and portfolios of the team members (portfolio + CV);
  • Presentation of the concept/project proposal of a maximum of 2 A4 pages written either in French, German or English indicating its challenges and implications and the form it could take;
  • A preliminary budget estimation.

The jury will convene between Januray 8 and 12 to shortlist a maximum of three applicants, who will then be invited to further develop their projects and present them in front of the jury during the second session. The announcement of the shortlisted projects will be made by January 19.

  • Second session:
    Deadline: March 15, 2024 at 06 :00 pm at the latest

For the second session, the 3 shortlisted candidates must submit:

  • A title for their project;
  • The detailed project including all relevant visual elements such as layout plans, photos, videos, etc.;
  • A detailed budget forecast specifying the costs of the primary expenditures;
  • A set and detailed timetable fitting the deadlines that will be sent over to the selected candidates after the first session;
  • A format for a possible adaptation of the project in a second venue.

Physical files (models, boards, etc.) must be sent / brought to Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg / 5-7 rue de l’Alzette, L-4011 Esch-sur-Alzette) by March 15 from 10:00 am to 06:00 pm at the latest.

The jury’s deliberation for the second session will take place between March 17 and 20. Applicants will be invited to present their project in the presence of the jury.

The jury will submit its proposal for a winning project to the Minister of Culture

Please note that the jury’s decision is considered final.

The announcement of the winning team will be disclosed on March 27, 2024.

Selected applicants for the second session will receive an allowance of € 1,500 for the preparation of their applications for the project’s finalisation for the second session. For the selected team, this lump sum is to be considered a down payment. The names of the three shortlisted projects will be published.

Evaluation Criteria:

Relevance of the theme in relation to a contemporary architectural discourse /15
Singularity and artistic relevance of the project /15
Feasibility of the project /10
Budgetary coherence /10
Contribution to Luxembourg’s architectural discourse and to its influence /10
Anchoring in the cultural landscape of Luxembourg /10
Professional experience of the project leader in exhibition construction and production /10
Quality of the presentation of the application (argumentation, clarity, readability) /5
Identification of the expected impacts of the project /5
Target audience identification /5
Sustainability of the project (including the environmental, social and economic aspects at every stage of its development). /5
TOTAL / 100
Role and responsibilities

The Ministry of Culture has appointed Kultur | lx Commissioner of the Luxembourg Pavilion, along with luca. Kultur | lx holds the responsibility for the coordination of the project.

As the project Coordinator, Kultur | lx will oversee the entire execution of the Luxembourg presence in Venice and coordinate all aspects of the project.

Under Kultur | lx supervision, the curatorial team will be responsible for:

  • The curatorial concept of the exhibition and the writing of all associated texts for the presentation, mediation and communication on the project;
  • The design/ scenography of the exhibition layout, including the detailed construction plans and precise description of the chosen materials (including all necessary details for the construction of the exhibition) and its visual identity;
  • The editorial management of the exhibition catalogue (including negotiations with contributors, authors, copyright holders, graphic designers, publishers, etc.);
  • The production of the exhibition (including the search and consultation of the service providers, all budgetary commitments must receive prior approval from Kultur | lx;
  • The supervision of the on-site setup and deinstallation, in close collaboration with the local coordinator and construction/installation team.

The missions must be carried out within the budget and schedule established in agreement with Kultur | lx. Applicants commit to being available throughout the entire period to meet the deadlines essential for the successful completion of the project, as well as those required by La Biennale di Venezia.

The curatorial team will also provide its availability for public presentations/lectures about their project in Luxembourg and/or in Venice within the time frame of the Exhibition in accordance with Kultur | lx communication strategy and luca programme.

In close collaboration with the curatorial team, Kultur | lx will manage the following:

  • The follow-up of the general timetable;
  • The management of the administrative and budgetary aspects of the project (validation of each expenses, drafting contracts, etc.);
  • The interactions and communication with the Foundation La Biennale di Venezia;
  • The communication campaign and press relations;
  • The organisation of the opening and associated events in Venice.

The specific roles and responsibilities will be further refined, based on the selected team and project, in an agreement to be drawn up within two months of the announcement of the winning team.

Budget Overview:

The budget designated for exhibition production and publication is € 270 000 (excluding adaptation costs for Luxembourg). This sum includes expenses for installation, deinstallation, transport (roundtrip and storage after return), travel and accommodation for the selected team, and all costs related to the publication.

The winning curatorial team will receive of fee ranging from € 42 000 up to € 63 000. It should be incorporated into the overall provisional budget to be submitted for the second session.

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.

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

Through its support for Luxembourg’s regular involvement in the Venice Biennale, the Ministry of Culture ensures that Luxembourg artists are present at one of the world’s most important contemporary art events, thereby expanding the reach and influence of Luxembourg’s artistic scene on the international stage.

Since 2018, the Luxembourg Pavilion has been staged at the Arsenale, one of the two main sites of the Venice Biennale, clearly enhancing its profile among the both general public and professionals. For the 60th Venice Biennale, the Luxembourg Pavilion will be organised by Kultur | lx in cooperation with Mudam Luxembourg.

The call for applications is open to visual artists or artist collectives, across all disciplines, having Luxembourg nationality or residing in Luxembourg.

Applicants will be selected in two stages:

1. Shortlist applicants
Deadline: 26 February 2023
Shortlisted applicants notification : The week of 6 March 2023.

2.Project selection
Deadline: 23 April 2023.
The winning project will be announced on the week of 1 May 2023.

The Venice Biennale International Art Exhibition

The Venice Biennale International Art Exhibition is one of the world’s largest and most important international platforms for contemporary art. In addition to the main exhibitions organised by curators, some 90 countries take part in the Biennale Arte via national contributions.

In December 2022 the Board of La Biennale di Venezia appointed Brazilian Adriano Pedrosa, curator and artistic director of the Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand (MASP), as Curator of the 60th Venice Biennale International Art Exhibition in 2024. The theme of the general exhibition is not yet known.

The Pavilion

The Luxembourg Pavilion’s exhibition space is located in one of the rooms of the Sale d’Armi at the historic Arsenale site, which also hosts the International Exhibition and some of the National Pavilions.  A description of this space, which covers 240 m2, can be found here.

Selection process

Applicants will be selected in two stages.

  1. Shortlist applicants

Deadline: Applications must be submitted by midnight on 26 February 2023 via the Kultur | lx platform: https://support.kulturlx.lu/en/.

Applications must include the following:

  • Covering letter – Preliminary design/concept (one A4 page)
  • Portfolio
  • Curriculum vitae

Shortlisted applicants will be notified during the week of 6 March 2023.

 

  1. Project selection

Deadline: Applications must be submitted by midnight on 23 April 2023.

In this stage, the shortlisted artists will be invited to submit a detailed project description that includes the following:

  • Artistic project description (no more than five A4 pages)
  • Technical description, including plans, sketches, etc.
  • Estimated budget

A budget guidance note and the procedures for submitting applications will be sent to the shortlisted applicants when the shortlist is announced in the week of 6 March 2023.

The shortlisted artists will be invited to present their project to the jury during a 30-minutes audition that will take place in Luxembourg in the week of 17 April 2023.

The shortlisted artists will receive compensation of €1,500 for finalising the project for the second round. For the winning project, this compensation shall be considered a down-payment. The names of the shortlisted artists will be published.

One project will be selected as the winning project and recommend to the Minister of Culture, who will then award the contract to design the Luxembourg Pavilion.

The jury’s decision is final.

The winning project will be announced on the week of 1 May 2023.

Members of the jury

The entire selection process will be handled by one and the same jury. The jury will comprise national and international experts, as well as representatives of Mudam Luxembourg:

  • Adam Budak, Director, Kestner Gesellschaft Hannover
  • Michelle Cotton, Head of the Artistic Programming and Content Department, Mudam Luxembourg
  • Hélène Doub, Head of Visual arts, Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg
  • Hélène Guénin, Director,MAMAC | Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain de Nice
  • Stilbé Schroeder, Curator, Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain
  • Bettina Steinbrügge, Director, Mudam Luxembourg, President of the Jury
  • Joel Valabrega, Curator, Mudam Luxembourg
Selection criteria

The members of the jury will be guided by the following criteria when making their selections: artistic background of the applicant(s), relevance and originality of the project, how well the project fits into the international context of the Biennale, and the technical and financial feasibility of the project.

Applicant profile

Applicant artists must have Luxembourg nationality or reside in Luxembourg. For an artist collective, at least one member must have Luxembourg nationality or reside in Luxembourg. Applicants must also be able to demonstrate, via relevant experience, that they are professional visual artists. Artist collectives and transdisciplinary artists are also welcome to submit applications.

Contact

Questions about the call for applications or the selection process may be sent to the following e-mail address: biennale@kulturlx.lu

Incomplete applicants and applications received after 26 February 2023 will not be eligible for the selection process.

Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg is working with the Fonderie Darling in Montreal to launch a call for applications for a three-month research and creation residency for Luxembourg visual artists or visual artists living in Luxembourg artists at the Fonderie Darling in Montreal.

With a pilot project starting in 2023, Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg will also offer artists the opportunity to extend the residency by three weeks as part of the Residencies programme at the Matapedia Train Station (Gaspésie) .

The Fonderie Darling is a visual arts centre located in classified former industrial buildings in the west of Old Montreal. Founded in 2002, and run by the not-for-profit Quartier Éphémère, the centre aims to support research, creation, production and promotion of contemporary visual arts. Both local and international artists are at the heart of the Fonderie Darling programme.
Vital to the dynamics of a creative space, international exchanges contribute cultural diversity, stimulate creativity, and build long-lasting relationships between artists and professionals from all areas of the art sector. These exchanges happen in two ways at Fonderie Darling: regular programming of artist exhibitions and international curators in its galleries; and international residency programmes in the studios.

The Matapedia Train Station is a historic building with fully-preserved original architecture anchored in the heart of a village, in a majestic natural setting. Transformed into an artistic and community centre, The Matapedia Train Station becomes a space-workshop for creation, production and dissemination, joining different surrounding communities.

This international residency aims to encourage artists to immerse themselves in the Montreal art scene and build networks with the local art scene, contributing to the development of artists’ professional careers in the longer term. Artists can use the residency for their own creative work and there is no obligation to produce a specific piece of work. The residency is therefore an opportunity for artists to create, experiment, soak up a variety of social contexts, start collaborations or partnerships, and receive support for the promotion of their work. The residency shall be granted under the terms and conditions defined below.

Eligibility

Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg shall award a research residency following a call for applications from visual artists who can demonstrate significant professional experience. Applicants must hold Luxembourg nationality or reside in Luxembourg. There is no age limit.

Applications must be submitted via the online registration form. Documents submitted by post shall not be accepted.

Deadline for applications : Sunday October 1st, 2023 at 23:59 CET.

Residency terms

The residency shall take place from September to November 2024 at the Fonderie Darling and in December 2024 at the Matapedia Train Station and cannot be split. The laureate shall stay in one of the four live-in studios at the Fonderie Darling. The studio accommodation is equipped with a sink, small kitchen and a small bedroom in a mezzanine. The bathroom, large kitchen, dining room and rooftop terrace are communal and shared by all artists. Bedlinen and towels are provided.

For the Matapedia Train Station residency, the laureate shall be offered accommodation in the village and a studio in the Matapedia Train Station.
The additional three-week residency at the Matapedia Train Station is optional. Candidate should mention and justify his or her intention to take advantage of this opportunity when submitting the application. Once the call for applications is closed, it will no longer be possible to apply for an extension of the residency in Matapedia Train Station.

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

The residency program at the Darling Foundry / Matapedia Train Station will offer:
• support and administrative follow-up;
• support for the development and dissemination of artistic work and networking with regular meetings organized with professionals from the art world;
• provision of technical workshops and experienced technicians.

Financial terms of the residency

Will be made available to the laureate:

  • A studio;
  • A grant: residency stipend worth a maximum of €8,400 (Fonderie Darling) or €8,400 + €2,100 = €10,500 (Fonderie Darling + Matapedia Train Station);
  • Flat fee for transport and daily expenses: maximum flat rate of €1,500 for Montreal + €500 for Matapedia;
  • Production support: maximum €2,000 reimbursement of original, paid invoices.

The artist must have health and repatriation insurance during his stay in Montréal.

Organisation and Jury

The application is free of charge and unpaid.

The laureate shall be selected by:

  • A jury consisting of representatives from the cultural sector, which shall make an initial pre-selection of applications received;
  • The final decision is up to the board of the Fonderie Darling.

The jury shall award the residency on the basis of the relevance and completeness of the artistic project. The decision of the jury is final.
The jury may decide not to award the residency if it does not deem any of the applications suitable.

All applicants shall be informed of the outcome by e-mail.

The jury is made-up with:

  • Steph Meyers (Rotondes)
  • Justine Blau (artist and laureate 2023)
  • Stilbé Schroeder (Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’Art Contemporain)
Documents required
  • Photocopy of ID document;
  • Certificate of residence of the candidate;
  • Social security registration certificate (certificat d’affiliation) issued by the relevant social security office;
  • Artist curriculum vitae;
  • Cover letter;
  • Statement of intent describing the research project and the planned media (challenges, aims, techniques, strands of work etc.), 3 to 5 A4 pages;
  • Artist portfolio including visuals, texts, press reviews.

Only complete applications submitted by the deadline shall be accepted.

The candidate must find out before applying the conditions for entering Canadian territory and in particular the obligations in relation to the health crisis, to ensure their ability to carry out their 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.

Laureate obligations

In addition to time spent on research and creation, the laureate shall be required to present their work to the public, attend meetings, raise the awareness of and involve visitors to the Fonderie Darling in the creative process.

The laureate agrees to submit a detailed report to Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg at the end of the residency. The report shall be shared with the Fonderie Darling. The report may be published by Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg. Kultur | lx may request full or partial reimbursement of the grant if the artist does not submit the report.

In the event that the residency in Montreal is terminated before completion, the laureate shall be required to reimburse the grant and any costs corresponding to the period not completed.

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

Payment of the grant

The residency stipend and the flat rate to cover travel costs shall be transferred to the personal bank account of the beneficiary in two instalments. The first instalment of 80% shall be paid upon the beneficiary’s arrival at the Fonderie Darling, notified to Kultur | lx in writing. The second instalment of 20% shall be paid upon submission of the report to the jury by the artist at the end of the residency.

A maximum sum of €2,000 shall be paid at the same time as the second instalment upon presentation, at the end of the residency, of documents and accounts paid to cover costs related to production, presentation of the residency and any costs for an exhibition/event/meeting.

Liability

Kultur | lx reserves the right to cancel, at any point in time and for any reason, the allocation of grants under the terms of these conditions. In this event, applicants shall not be entitled to claim any sort of compensation.

Additionnal information

List of recipients

 

Fonderie Darling
www.fonderiedarling.org
Fonderie Darling | Combined residency in Montréal and Matapedia Train Station
Caroline Andrieux, Founder and Artistic Director
caroline@fonderiedarling.org
Tel. (+001) 514 392-1554