Choreographic Project Grant: Expedition (call closed)

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

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


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.

  • 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: