GLEN - Network grant (call closed)

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 |
– New theatre institute of Latvia / Homo novus festival in Latvia | /
– Sirenos Festival Lithuania/ Lithuanian Theatre Information Centre | /
– Performing Arts Centre in Iceland |
– Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg |
– Gledalisce Glej in Slovenia |
– Teatri ODA in Kosovo |
– Spazju Kreattiv in Malta |

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.


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.


  • 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.
  • 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.