Luxembourg focus programme

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.


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 submission deadlines for projects in 2023 are as follows:

  • March 19, 2023
  • April 23, 2023
  • May 21, 2023
  • June 25, 2023
  • July 23, 2023
  • August 27, 2023
  • October 1st, 2023
  • October 29, 2023
  • December 3, 2023

WARNING : The Internal Selection Committees shall take a decision on each application within 3 weeks of the deadline for submissions (see dates above). The proposed projects must not start before the end of the period to reply.
For example:
Submission on 19 March. Reply by 9 April at the latest. The project must not start before 10 April.
Submission on 23 April. Reply by 14 May at the latest. The project must not start before 15 May.

  • 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 Coordinators 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”.