Support for prospecting, research and career development

This support has been designed to facilitate international mobility with the goal to acquire knowledge or specific expertise. Recipients may be awarded funding for the purpose of networking (attending festivals, trade shows, exhibitions, auditions, meetings with the media or with those working in the sector); of training (conferences, workshops, master classes, or mentoring); or of specialisation (specialist training courses, internships, residency, or song-writing camps). Applications from students will not be accepted.


This support is only intended to individuals:

  • Artists;
  • Authors;
  • Composers;
  • Curators;
  • Self-employed culture-sector professionals (managers, agents, booking agents, etc.).

qWith Luxembourg citizenship or residency in Luxembourg.

Exclusion and restrictions

Beneficiaries of the Global Project Grant for the year in question are not entitled to this support.

For beneficiaries of the Artist Management Programme, a maximum of €800 per international conference will be granted with a maximum of two events per calendar year.

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 deadlines for submission of projects for the year 2023/2024 are set as follows:

  • 03 December 2023
  • 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.

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.

  • Relevance of the targeted event/platform/training programme;
  • Clearly identifiable objectives;
  • Benefit for the career/education of the person in question;
  • Quality of the budget and diversity of funding sources;
  • For attendance at trade shows and exhibitions, the availability of a professional entourage is an advantage;
  • Sustainability: the need to travel must be demonstrated and must form part of a career- or network-development approach. It will be necessary to check that the resources required to achieve the desired result cannot be found in Luxembourg.
Eligible expenses
  • Travel;
  • Accommodation;
  • Per diem;
  • Accreditation fees;
  • Flat rate daily expenses allowance (from 7 days and only as part of an international residency abroad including a recognised and named support programme)
  • Registration fees;
  • Visa fees;
  • COVID test fees.
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.
  • Per diem
    Per diem: 30 euro per day, per person, per working day. 15 euro per day, per person, per day of travel.
    Days of rest are not compensated.
  • Flat rate expenses allowance
    600 euros / week (the granting of a flat rate expenses allowance replaces the per diem).
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 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”.