Support for touring and dissemination of work

Kultur | lx wishes to contribute to the influence and dissemination of work. Financial assistance for touring and circulation of productions is intended for Luxembourgish professionals in the cultural sector who wish to perform on tour, at festivals, showcases or present their work at exhibitions abroad.

Institutions abroad that wish to host a Luxembourgish production or artist can also benefit from this fund. In this case, Kultur | lx’s support should be considered only as a contribution towards part of the costs, which are to be shared with the host/inviting organisation.

A single application may be submitted for dates spaced out in time but relating to the same project.


This support is intended for:

  • Artists;
  • Authors;
  • Composers
  • Non-profits/companies;
  • Private/public limited companies;
  • Cultural institutions.
    With Luxembourg citizenship or residency in Luxembourg.
  • Foreign cultural institutions (only for a Luxembourg production*).

*Luxembourg production: a production mainly funded from Luxembourg / in which the lead partner is based in Luxembourg / of which the creator is has citizenship of or residency in Luxembourg (artist, director, choreographer, author, etc.).

Exclusion and restrictions

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

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.

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.

  • The production must take place in/at a recognised cultural institution, festival, or venue abroad;
  • References of the targeted host organisation/event;
  • Project management and feasibility;
  • Quality of the budget and diversity of funding sources;
  • Clearly stated goals;
  • Added value for the career;
  • Sustainability: isolated events that have no prospects for exchanges, or that do not form part of a career-development or networking plan will not be selected.
Eligible expenses
  • Travel;
  • Accommodation;
  • Per diem;
  • Transportation costs (sets, artwork, backline, insurance);
  • Technical costs (rental of additional equipment, presentation costs);
  • Visa fees;
  • COVID test fees;
  • Promotional fees related to the tour:
    • Press/PR costs (fees + postage costs);
    • Purchase of advertising space (print, radio, Web, professional publications, etc.);
    • Advertising and digital marketing (Google, Youtube, Facebook, Instagram, etc.);
  • Translation costs for overtitling (for theatre and opera productions);
  • Costs of reruns* (only for performing arts, as part of a tour abroad with at least three dates).

*Support for reruns
To receive support for reruns, applicants must demonstrate that new costs arise due to rehearsals and changes linked to distribution. They must draw up a work programme listing the rehearsals required for the rerun, additional costs and the tour dates.

Two scenarios apply:
1) Circulation of an existing work that has not been performed for a significant period of time (12 months since the last performance). One or more actors may be changed for a rerun.
2) Due to a force majeure, an actor needs to be replaced in order to complete the project (injury, illness, prior commitment to another show confirmed by the date on the contract).

For all applications, the project leader must present contracts with the international venues, including the cost of fees and the costs related to hosting the production. Priority shall be given to tours and performances with institutions and on platforms whose profile is likely to launch a new series of tour dates.

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.
  • Reruns costs
    Rehearsal fees, rental of rehearsal space. Support will be provided for a maximum of 5 days of work.
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. However, some expenses, too significant to be advanced by the artist or the structure, may be invoiced directly to Kultur | lx on the basis of an estimate jointly accepted by the project initiator and Kultur | lx.

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”.