Support

Portfolio grant

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

The application files will be examined by the selection committees for the sectors in question, which will name the beneficiary/ies. The committee’s decision is final. The selection committees may decide not to award the grant, if they feel that the applications submitted to them do not merit the award.

2 application sessions per year.

Applications to be submitted by:

  • 2021: 1 October 2021
  • 2022: March 2022 / November 2022
Criteria
  • Relevance and uniqueness of the project;
  • Importance of the publication for the artist’s career development;
  • References of the contributing authors;
  • Involvement of an institution or private partner within Luxembourg;
  • A coherent budget (remuneration of the author(s), graphic designers or partners involved in the project).
Eligible expenses
  • Design costs;
  • Manufacturing/production costs;
  • Fees charged by contributors.
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.

Terms of payment

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 grant must include the Kultur | lx logo on its communication materials, with the statement “With the support of Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg”.