Support

Tour support

Financial assistance for Tour Support 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.

This support replaces the previous music:LX one(s) (titled “Tour support” and “Showcase support”). A single application may be submitted for dates spaced out in time but relating to the same project.

Eligibility

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.

Targeted sectors

All sectors supported by Kultur | lx.

Decision Process

Applications are evaluated by an internal committee within the Kultur | lx team.
Applications deadline: 1 month before the event.

Criteria
  • 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;
  • A coherent budget;
  • 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;
  • Contribution towards the fees of the artist’s team;
  • Transportation costs (sets, artwork, backline, insurance);
  • Technical costs (rental of additional equipment, presentation costs);
  • Visa fees;
  • Agency fees for the music sector (tour-organisation service, etc.);
  • 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 (print, radio, web, professional publications, etc.).
Rates and conditions for eligible expenses
  • Travel

Travel should be by train when possible. Second-class tickets will be reimbursed, as well as 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

€50 per person per day

  • Contribution to the fees/charges of artistic teams

Assessed on a case-by-case basis, this contribution may be used to cover differences in remuneration from one country to another.

Amount of the support

Reimbursement of up to 80% of eligible costs. The total amount of the support is capped at €10,000. Nevertheless, where justified by the nature or scale of the project, the Coordinators may consult the external selection committee on exceeding that amount on an exceptional basis.

Terms of payment

The support will be paid on submission of 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 demand repayment of the support.

Nevertheless, some expenses may, where they are too large for the artist or organisation to cover, be invoiced directly to Kultur | lx, on the basis of a quote accepted by both the project sponsor 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”.