Support for Participation in Fairs

This support is aimed at companies and organisations (galleries, publishers, associations) that want to take part in international events, such as trade shows and 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.

Targeted sectors

All sectors supported by Kultur | lx.

Decision Process

Applications are evaluated by an internal committee within the Kultur | lx team.
Applications deadline: 2 months before the event.

  • 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 conditions 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.

  • Per diem

€25 per person per working day. €12,50 per person per travel day. No per diem on days off.

Amount of the support

Reimbursement of up to 50% of costs. The total amount of the support is capped at €5,000. Nevertheless, where justified by the nature or scale of the project, the Coordinators reserve the right to exceed that amount on an exceptional basis. A project sponsor may submit a maximum of two applications per year.

Terms of payment

The support will be paid on submission of settled invoices and a report. A breakdown of the expenses must be submitted on the date specified in the support-award letter. Without the final breakdown of expenses, the Coordinators 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”.