Support for exhibitors attending trade fairs and trade shows

Kultur | lx aims to support the professional structures which contribute by their work and their presence on the international events to the diffusion and the radiation of the Luxembourgish creation. This support is aimed at companies and organisations (galleries, publishers, associations, cultural institutions) that want to take part in international events, such as trade shows and professional fairs, and whose programme(s) will include one or more Luxembourish artists.


This support is intended for:

  • Private/public limited companies based in Luxembourg and abroad;
  • Galleries in Luxembourg and abroad;
  • Publishers in Luxembourg and abroad;
  • Luxembourg non-profits/companies;
  • Luxembourg cultural institutions.
Exclusion and restrictions

The Luxembourgish artist(s) must be central to the submitted proposal; their place in it will play a key role in the evaluation of the project. The support awarded must be focused on expenses relating directly to Luxembourgish artists.

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 intern or a 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.

  • References of the targeted trade show or fair;
  • Relevance of the project and programme dedicated to Luxembourg artists;
  • Clearly stated goals;
  • Schedule of planned events;
  • Identification and quality of proposed professional partners;
  • Added value for the artist’s career;
  • Quality of the budget and diversity of funding sources;
  • Cultural impact for Luxembourg.
Eligible expenses
  • Travel of Luxembourg artist(s);
  • Accommodation of Luxembourg artist(s);
  • Per diem of Luxembourg artist(s);
  • Transportation costs;
  • Registration/accreditation fees;
  • Spot-/stand-hire costs;
  • Visa fees of Luxembourg artist(s).
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.
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”.