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Call for applications: Jazzup | Jazz à Vienne

Deadline for submission: 30/06/2023

Created in 1981, Jazz à Vienne is now the first jazz festival in France and the first cultural event in the French region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes. Every year, the festival brings together more than 220 000 festival-goers in the Roman Theatre and around various free stages. It has gained international recognition in the eyes of the audience and the artists.

  • 42nd edition in 2023
  • 15 days of music (28th of june – 13th of july)
  • 220 000 festival-goers
  • 190 concerts

JazzUp offers young French and international musicians the opportunity to improve their instrument practice and develop their experience in a band. The program is an intensive 9-day course, with total immersion into the festival. Participants will also get to meet young musicians from all over the world and follow a comprehensive training program by an educational team of international teachers (master-class, live practice, conferences, concerts). In 2022, seven international partners took part in the organisation of JazzUp and select the foreign participants, notably the Echterlive Festival.

  • Dates: from July 4th to July 12th (it’s possible to arrive a day before)
  • Age: from 16 to 25 years old.
  • Conditions: End of 1st jazz cycle and 2nd cycle (graduation cycles at the Conservatoire). Participants must have knowledge in musical harmony, read and understand chord charts. A musical extract (youtube video) is absolutly needed for the selection.
  • Fee: 650€ / student. The price includes accommodation, catering (full board) and the supervision of the trainees. (This expense can be covered through the support for mobility, research and career development)
  • Language: English.
  • Courses: the courses take place in Vienne’s Conservatory.
  • Accommodation: boarding school of Ella Fitzgerald’s highschool.
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Call for applications: Artists Development Programme 2023

Deadline for submission: 31/03/2023

The European Investment Bank (EIB) Institute is pleased to announce the 2023 edition of its Artists Development Programme (ADP) in collaboration with Cité internationale des arts (Paris), for which it is looking for one visual artist (born after 1 January 1988) from Bulgaria, Croatia, Finland, Hungary, Luxembourg and Slovakia. The ADP offers emerging European visual artists a three-month residency at Cité internationale des arts in Paris, enabling them to develop their practice and create a new (body of) work(s), boosted by the mentorship of a renowned artist. In 2023, the recipients will be mentored by acclaimed Franco-Italian artist Tatiana Trouvé.

Eligibility criteria

  • Born after 1 January 1988 (in the case of an artist duo, both members must be aged 35 or under)
  • Nationals of Bulgaria, Croatia, Finland, Hungary, Luxembourg and Slovakia (in the case of an artist duo, both members must be a national of one of these countries)
  • Fluency in English

Budget and duration
The residency in Paris will take place from 4 September until 27 November, 2023. The EIB Institute will cover the artist’s travel costs to and from Paris (for the residency). The artist will receive an €80 (eighty euro) flat-rate daily allowance to cover their living costs during the residency and all or part of the production costs, and will be provided with a live-in studio space. In addition to the above, the artist will be granted a contribution towards production of €500 (five hundred euro) at the beginning of the residency and a success fee of €1 000 (one thousand euro) at the end of the residency, provided that they have produced a work or body of works. Upon completion of the residency, the EIB may consider acquiring an artwork produced on-site by the artist.

Selection procedure
A jury — consisting of Tatiana Trouvé (the mentor), members of the EIB Arts Committee, a representative of Cité internationale des arts and external art advisers — will select the candidate based on the artistic quality of their work, their motivation and their potential to make the most of the opportunity offered by the residency, as well as the relevance of their practice to the cultural context of the EIB Institute. The selected candidate will be informed of the jury’s decision by email at the end of May 2023.

Application deadline: 31 March 2023 (at midnight)

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Call for applications: Conception of the Luxembourg Pavilion at the 60th Venice Art Biennale

Deadline for submission: 26/02/2023

Kultur | lx, in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and Mudam Luxembourg, is launching a call for applications in connection with Luxembourg’s participation in the 60th Venice Biennale, the renowned international contemporary art exhibition that will run from 20 April to 24 November 2024.

Through its support for Luxembourg’s regular involvement in the Venice Biennale, the Ministry of Culture ensures that Luxembourg artists are present at one of the world’s most important contemporary art events, thereby expanding the reach and influence of Luxembourg’s artistic scene on the international stage.

Since 2018, the Luxembourg Pavilion has been staged at the Arsenale, one of the two main sites of the Venice Biennale, clearly enhancing its profile among the both general public and professionals. For the 60th Venice Biennale, the Luxembourg Pavilion will be organised by Kultur | lx in cooperation with Mudam Luxembourg.

The call for applications is open to visual artists or artist collectives, across all disciplines, having Luxembourg nationality or residing in Luxembourg.

Applicants will be selected in two stages:

1. Shortlist applicants
Deadline: 26 February 2023
Shortlisted applicants notification : The week of 6 March 2023.

2.Project selection
Deadline: 23 April 2023.
The winning project will be announced on the week of 1 May 2023.

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Call for applications: Viljandi Tuled 2024

Deadline for submission: 01/04/2023

Visual arts festival Viljandi Tuled 2024 which is part of the European Capital of Culture Tartu 2024 programme is seeking art installations from artists around the world As a result of this open call, one large-scale installation with funding up to €25,000 and up to three smaller installations with funding up to €2,000 each will be chosen; artist fee is included.

  • The inspirational theme for the installation is the “Arts of Survival”, which derives from the artistic concept of the European Capital of Culture Tartu 2024 (learn more here)
  • The installations will be exhibited at the festival Viljandi Tuled in February 2024 in Viljandi, Estonia
  • Depending on the characteristics of the installation, the location can either be an indoor or outdoor space
  • The installation has to be sturdy enough to withstand degrees below zero, temperature fluctuations, humidity, and snow
  • All components of the installat.ion have to be thought through from the perspective of sustainability

The first public display of the installation has to be at the festival Viljandi Tuled 2024. The team of Viljandi Tuled will assist with finding the appropriate location for the installations in the city of Viljandi and, based on mutual agreements, will cover the travel and accommodation costs of the artists. To participate in the open call, please send the following materials via e-mail.

  • The concept of the installation and sketches/visualization (up to 3 pages)
  • Budget of the installation that also includes the artist fee and VAT (1 page)
  • Description of the artist and/or artists group (max 2 pages)
  • The proposals can be in English or in Estonian

Application deadline: 1 April 2023

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Call for applications: S+T+ARTS Prize 2023

Deadline for submission: 03/03/2023

The S+T+ARTS yearly competition awards two innovative projects at the nexus of science, technology and the arts that have what it takes to make a significant impact on economic and social innovation. Two prizes, each with €20,000 prize money, are offered to honor innovative projects at the intersection of science, technology and the arts: The emphasis of both prizes lies on the creative appropriation and employment of technologies as well as the search for unique constellations of collaboration from the STARTS fields.

Grand Prize – Innovative Collaboration

Honors innovative collaboration between industry or technology and the artistic (and creative) sectors that open up new avenues for innovation.

Grand Prize – Artistic Exploration

Honors artistic research and works whose adoption by the arts has great potential to influence or change the use, application, or perception of technology

Winners will be prominently featured at Ars Electronica and other events of the consortium partners BOZAR, Waag, INOVA+, T6 Ecosystems, French Tech Grande Provence and Frankfurter Buchmesse.

Application deadline: 3 March 2023

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Call for applications: 4th International competition of historical painting

Deadline for submission: 15/04/2023

For the fourth year in a row, Historical Park organises its international exhibition and competition of historical painting. Over 500 artists from 20 different countries took part in the competition. 15,000 of the visitors to the Historical Park attended the exhibition, and 125 of the works were sold at our art market.

The theme of this year’s edition of the exhibition is “Peasant uprisings around the world”.

The objectives of the competition

  • Discovering talented artists and supporting them in the process of creative development.
  • Encouraging interest in history and culture.
  • Assisting artists in presenting their works to the general public.
  • Assisting artists in selling their works.

Artists from Bulgaria and abroad over the age of 18 can participate in the competition. Participants must register in advance on the Historical Park website. The competition will take place from the 1st to the 31st of May 2023. The exhibition will continue from the 1st of May to the 4th of September 2023. The artwork can be left until the end of the exhibition at the author’s request. Paintings will be bought and sold during the exhibition period. The paintings of the participants in the contest will be evaluated by a jury, by the park’s visitors, as well as on the site from 10:00 a.m. on May 1st to 12:00 a.m. on May the 31st, 2023 by voting.

Prize fund

  • 1 place – BGN 10,000;
  • 2nd place – BGN 3,000;
  • 3rd place – BGN 2,000

Application deadline: 15 April 2023

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Call for applications: Research grant to support students, PhD students or researchers in a research mission on cultural heritage in Luxembourg (FOCUNA 40 years grant)

Deadline for submission: 31/03/2023

On the occasion of its 40th anniversary, the Fonds culturel national is offering a scholarship for students, PhD students or researchers upon a call for applications. This academic scholarship aims to encourage them to dedicate their research to cultural heritage in Luxembourg. This scholarship is awarded under the conditions and according to the terms defined below.

Eligibility
The Fonds Culturel National awards a grant upon a call for applications to all students, PhD students or researchers officially attached to a university, a high school or a scientific institution, preparing a 2nd or 3rd cycle degree (master, PhD, post-doctorate) and presenting a research project about cultural heritage in Luxembourg. Projects written in Luxembourgish, German, French and English are eligible.

Financial conditions
Research grant: 15.000 EUR

Organisation
The application is free of charge. Applications will be examined and selected by a jury who will decide on the winner. All applicants will be notified by e-mail.

Jury
The jury will award the grant on the basis of the relevance of the research project and the academic background of the researcher. The jury will meet for the first time to pre-select the projects. The selected researchers may then be invited to an interview with the members of the jury. The invitation to an interview is left to the discretion of the jury. Receiving an interview does not guarantee acceptance of the application. Similarly, the scholarship may be awarded without an interview. If you are invited for an interview, you must be present. The jury is composed of the members of the steering committee of the Fonds culturel national (Danielle Igniti, Jo Kox, Fabien Simon) and two external experts, Didier Goossens (Fonds national de la recherche) and Tonika Hirdman (Fondation de Luxembourg). The jury’s decision is final. The jury may decide not to award a grant if it considers that the applications submitted to it do not justify the award.

Application deadline: 31 March 2023 at midnight

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Call for applications: Grants for the publication of a literary work for young adults (FOCUNA grant)

Deadline for submission: 15/10/2023

The Fonds culturel national offers grants to support the publication of a printed literary work for young adults. These grants are part of the effort to promote literature for young readers. The main objective of literature for young adults is to enable them to find their way through the diversity of literature and to learn about the world around them through an entertaining medium.

Eligibility
Grants are awarded upon a call for applications. Any professional publisher, regardless of its legal form, may apply as long as the work is published mainly in Luxembourgish, German, French or English and is distributed in Luxembourg through the retail bookshop network.

The publisher must have its registered office in Luxembourg and the author(s) and illustrator(s) must be resident in Luxembourg. Self-publishers as well as publishers in the public publishing sector or similar are not eligible. Only complete applications sent before the deadline will be presented to the committee. The same author, regardless of the publisher, may receive a maximum of two grants per year.

These legal entities must meet all the following conditions:

  • the work must be printed ;
  • a creative work in the field of children’s literature with a minimum print run of 500 copies;
  • the print run must be equal to or greater than 500 copies;
  • a publishing activity, as stated in the company’s object and statutes;
  • at least one year of activity (a full financial year) and three published works in the catalogue;
  • a regularly updated catalogue, on an annual basis;
  • documents attesting to distribution in a established network of bookshops on a national scale;
  • referencing on a distribution platform, in particular the sales catalogues of booksellers and publishers;
  • compliance with legal obligations regarding the exploitation of the work.

Organisation
The application is free of charge. The applications will be examined and selected by a panel of judges who will decide on the winner(s). All applicants will be notified by e-mail.

Jury
Decisions to award, reject or postpone the grant are taken by a jury with proven expertise in the field of literature for young adults and pedagogy. The jury meets twice a year, once in the spring and once in the autumn, to discuss the applications for this grant. The jury meets once to shortlist the projects. The selected publishers may then be invited for an interview with the members of the jury. The invitation to an interview is at the discretion of the jury. Receiving an interview does not guarantee acceptance of the application. Similarly, the scholarship may be awarded without an interview. If you are called for an interview, you must be present. The decision of the jury is final. The jury may decide not to award a grant if it considers that the applications submitted to it do not justify the award.

Evaluation criteria
In assessing the application, the jury will use certain criteria. The book must be suitable for a young audience in terms of language and themes. The themes of the book must be able to attract the interest of young readers. The content should be clear and constructive in order to stimulate the young reader’s thinking and imagination. The educational plan and ethics of the book will be taken into account by the jury.

Financial conditions
The grant is calculated on the basis of a reference estimate including the costs of production, preparation, correction and proofreading, composition of the manuscript and copyright. The grant awarded may not exceed 50% of the total costs. The total amount of the grant is limited to EUR 4,000 per work and must not exceed the budgetary limits of the Fonds culturel national.

Application deadline: 12 March 2023 (spring session) and Sunday 15 October 2023 (autumn session) at midnight.

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Call for applications: Grants for the publication of a literary work for children (FOCUNA grant)

Deadline for submission: 11/06/2023

The Fonds culturel national offers grants to support the publication of a printed literary work for children. These grants are part of the effort to promote literature for young readers. The main objective of children’s literature is to enable very young readers to find their way through the diversity of literature and to learn about the world around them through an entertaining medium.

Eligibility
Grants are awarded upon a call for applications. Any professional publisher, regardless of its legal form, may apply as long as the work is published mainly in Luxembourgish, German, French or English and is distributed in Luxembourg through the retail bookshop network.

The publisher must have its registered office in Luxembourg and the author(s) and illustrator(s) must be resident in Luxembourg. Self-publishers as well as publishers in the public publishing sector or similar are not eligible. Only complete applications sent before the deadline for submission will be presented to the committee. The same author, regardless of the publisher, may receive a maximum of two grants per year.

These legal entities must meet all the following conditions:

  • the work must be printed ;
  • a creative work in the field of children’s literature with a minimum print run of 500 copies;
  • the print run must be equal to or greater than 500 copies;
  • a publishing activity, as stated in the company’s object and statutes;
  • at least one year of activity (a full financial year) and three published works in the catalogue;
  • a regularly updated catalogue, on an annual basis;
  • documents attesting to distribution in a established network of bookshops on a national scale;
  • referencing on a distribution platform, in particular the sales catalogues of booksellers and publishers;
  • compliance with legal obligations regarding the exploitation of the work.

Organisation
The application is free of charge. The applications will be examined and selected by a jury which will choose the winner(s). All applicants will be notified by e-mail.

Jury
Decisions to award, refuse or postpone the grant are taken by a jury with proven expertise in the field of children’s literature and education. The jury meets twice a year, once in the spring and once in the autumn, to discuss the applications for this grant. The jury meets once to pre-select the projects. Successful applicants may then be invited for an interview with the jury. The invitation to an interview is at the discretion of the jury. Receiving an interview does not guarantee acceptance of the application. Similarly, the grant may be awarded without an interview. If you are invited for an interview, you must be present. The jury meets twice a year in two sessions (winter and summer). The decision of the jury is final. The jury may decide not to award a grant if it considers that the applications submitted to it do not justify the award.

Financial conditions
The grant is calculated on the basis of a reference estimate including the costs of production, preparation, correction and proofreading, composition of the manuscript and copyright. The grant awarded may not exceed 50% of the total costs. The total amount of the grant is limited to EUR 4,000 per work and must not exceed the budgetary limits of the Fonds culturel national.

Application deadline: 15 January 2023 (winter session) and 11 June 2023 (summer session) at midnight

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Call for applications: Grants for writing a critical analysis of an artistic work (FOCUNA grant)

Deadline for submission: 01/05/2023

As part of the professional development of the cultural sector, the Fonds culturel national offers grants to support the writing of a critical analysis of an artistic work. The critical text allows an artist or a group of artists to put his or her artistic production into perspective, whatever the discipline. These grants are part of the commitment to support artists in the development of their careers. The aim is to enable artists to present their work in an appropriate and professional manner and to encourage critical analysis of a work of art. This grant is complementary to the portfolio grant offered by Kultur | lx.

Eligibility
The grants are awarded upon a call for applications. Only artists of Luxembourg nationality or residing in Luxembourg with a proven cultural background may apply. The artist or group of artists chooses their own author. The author of the text must have national or international references. The critical text about the artistic work must be published as part of a professional project that is part of the development of the career (solo exhibition, festival, portfolio, brochure, etc.). The text must be published mainly in Luxembourgish, German, French or English.

Organisation
The application is free of charge. Applications will be examined and selected by the steering committee, which will decide on the winners. All candidates will be notified by e-mail.

Jury
Decisions to award, refuse or postpone grants are taken by the Steering Committee. The Steering Committee meets three times a year to discuss the applications for these grants. The decision of the Steering Committee is final. The Steering Committee may decide not to award a grant if it considers that the applications submitted to it do not justify the award.

Financial conditions
Grants of between EUR 500 and EUR 1,500 paid in a single instalment to the personal account of the artist or group of artists. The total annual budget reserved for this call for proposals is EUR 20,000.

Application deadline: 1 May 2023

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Call for projects: Video games and immersive content development (Creative Europe Programme)

Deadline for submission: 01/03/2023

The objective of the support to Video games and immersive content development is to increase the capacity of European video game producers, XR studios and audiovisual production companies to develop video games and interactive immersive experiences with the potential to reach global audiences. The support also aims to improve the competiveness of the European video games industry and other companies producing interactive immersive content in European and international markets by enabling the retention of intellectual property by European developers.

Expected results

  • Increased quality, appeal, feasibility and cross-border potential for selected projects.
  • A stronger position on the European and international market for video games developers and companies producing interactive immersive experiences.

Description of the activities to be funded

Support will be given to the development of works and prototypes of interactive narrative storytelling with original content and/or quality gameplay intended for production and global commercial exploitation via PCs, consoles, mobile devices, tablets, smart phones and other technologies.

The aim is to provide funds to video game production companies and other companies producing immersive content to develop works with a high level of originality and innovative and creative value, and that have a high level of commercial ambition and extensive cross-border potential to reach European and international markets. This will allow for further investment in innovative European content and increase the competitiveness of European companies in the digital global market.

Applications should present adequate strategies to ensure a more sustainable and more environmentally-respectful industry and to ensure gender balance, inclusion, diversity and representativeness.

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Call for applications: Financial support for music videos

Deadline for submission: 01/02/2023

The support for the creation of music videos is set up by the Film Fund Luxembourg in collaboration with the Rockhal and Kultur | lx. Its objective is to support the creation of music videos made on behalf of Luxembourg musicians with professional ambitions and produced with the contribution of professionals from the Grand Duchy’s audiovisual sector. By stimulating the creation of ambitious videos of high artistic quality, the aid aims to strengthen the links and promote the exchange of know-how and ideas as well as the dialogue between the two sectors.

Eligibility and selection criteria

This is a non-repayable grant awarded to an agent, respectively to a structure or organisation representing an artist-musician or an ensemble of musicians residing in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and showing experience and commitment on the national music scene. The grant for creation is a one-off, selective grant, allocated to a specific creation project, the date of the first communication to the public of which must be fixed when the application is submitted. Priority will be given to ambitious or innovative projects and to those likely to reach a national and international scale. With certain exceptions, it cannot be combined with other public support mechanisms for the Luxembourg cultural sector (Focuna, Oeuvre nationale de secours Grande-Duchesse Charlotte, etc.). A successful search for collaboration with co-producers and/or financial partners or sponsors will be considered an advantage.

Eligibility period: the finished music video must be delivered no later than 12 months from the date of signing the agreement. The aid is intended to support the development and production phases of music videos; music videos in production, finished music videos and videos in the post-production phase are not eligible. Applications must therefore be submitted before filming.

Based on the documents submitted, the Film Fund Luxembourg examines the administrative admissibility of the file before forwarding it to the commission which judges the projects submitted and proposes the winners to the director who decides on the award. The application for support for music videos is analysed by a commission composed of members of the administration of the Film Fund Luxembourg, the Rockhal and Kultur | lx. Other experts from the Luxembourg cultural scene may be associated with the committee if necessary. This committee meets four times a year and drafts an opinion for the attention of the Director of the Fund, who decides on the follow-up to the application, taking into account the amount available in the annual budgetary envelope for “Support for music videos”.

The Director’s decision is communicated to the applicant by e-mail and by post within a period of two weeks following the committee meeting. This communication is accompanied by a commentary on the project concerned. In the event of a decision in favour of the allocation of ” support for music videos “, the applicant must contact the administrative office of the Fund to request the drafting of an agreement to be established between the parties. It should be noted that this agreement must be signed at the latest within two months of the date of notification of the decision. After this period, the Fund reserves the right to cancel the allowance.

Financial terms and conditions

The maximum amount of support is €10,000 per project. The co-financing rate of the Film Fund Luxembourg cannot exceed 80% of the overall project budget. The grant is paid in two stages:

  • An advance of 80% of the grant is paid upon signature of the agreement.
  • The balance is to be paid after receipt of the music clip delivered in HD digital format and after submission of a final report detailing the costs and the final list of audiovisual professionals involved; This report must be submitted within a period not exceeding 12 months from the date of signature of the signature of the agreement.

If, after this deadline, no music clip has been submitted, the amounts already paid must be reimbursed. Failure to pay the amounts due may result in legal action being taken against the signatory of the agreement.

Application deadline: 1 February 2023

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Call for applications: Project incubator for actors, directors, authors, sound designers (FOCUNA grant)

Deadline for submission: 15/02/2023

On the proposal of, and in collaboration with, the THEATER FEDERATIOUN, the Fonds culturel national launches a call for applications for two grants for creative artists in the arts sector (directors, authors, sound designers) to participate in an artistic incubator, from 24 May to 2 June 2023 in Montreal.

The project

The Commission Internationale du Théâtre Francophone (CITF) and the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ) are setting up an international artistic incubator.

Selected by the members of the CITF, the artists will be part of a group of fifteen professionals from the French-speaking countries who will participate in a 10-day artistic incubator in Montreal. They will have the opportunity to forge special professional ties, participate in artistic creation laboratories, have exchanges with artists and professionals from the Quebec theatre community, and attend various shows and activities at the Festival TransAmériques, which takes place in Montreal from May 24 to June 7, 2023.

Artists who wish to apply must be inspired by the theme “Flamboyant like oracles”. Through this theme, CITF is looking for artists who are citizens, who are committed to their practice, who speak out on the burning issues of society and who wish to share their art and their thoughts with artists from the Francophonie.

Throughout the week, the participants will meet with artists whose artistic approach focuses on engaged art or the creation of works that claim, denounce, take a stand or defend a particular cause.

The objectives

  • Encourage encounters and establish professional links between artists from France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Quebec, Canada and the member countries of the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie.
  • Encourage artistic collaboration and the development of theatrical co-production projects between companies and artists from the international Francophonie.
  • Contribute to the development of theatrical practices.
  • Stimulate artistic exchange within the international Francophonie.
  • To acquire a better knowledge of Quebec theatrical creation.
  • Number of days (10): May 24 to June 2, 2023

Profile of the artists

  • Candidates must be Luxembourg artists or residents of Luxembourg or have a strong presence in the Grand-Ducal artistic scene
  • Have at least five (5) years of recognised professional practice in theatre and have at least two of the following skills: playwriting, acting, directing, musical composition
  • Have organizational structures that enable them to carry out production projects
  • Work in one of the Francophone regions targeted by the project
  • Demonstrate a strong desire for professional development and renewal
  • Desire to undertake artistic collaborations with creators from other Francophone regions

Application deadline: 15 February 2023

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Call for applications : « De Mains de Maîtres » 2023

Deadline for submission: 12/03/2023

Following the success of the first exhibition in 2016, “De Mains De Maîtres” has become a Biennial event, supported by LL.AA.RR. the Hereditary Grand Duke and the Hereditary Grand Duchess, the Ministries of Culture and Economy, the Chambre des Métiers and Spuerkeess. A new major exhibition dedicated to exceptional crafts and know-how, organised in collaboration with the Chambre des Métiers, will be held from 23 to 26 November 2023 in the same prestigious setting of 19, Liberté. Jean-Marc Dimanche, curator of the exhibition, has chosen a new theme, “The Gesture and the Territory”, in order to question and explore the very identity of the crafts within the Grand Duchy and to engage in a real dialogue with the craftsmen from Portugal, the guest country in 2023.

This edition of “De Mains De Maîtres” 2023 is open to natural persons of legal age who are applying individually or collectively, practising an art craft, of Luxembourg nationality or living and working in Luxembourg. Artisans and creators wishing to participate in this exhibition must submit a file including :

  • The application form
  • A few sketches or visuals of one or more projects they plan to carry out in response to the subject
  • Summary biography in French, English and/or Luxembourgish (approx. 450 characters for each language)
  • Artistic approach: description of the work, approach, inspirations etc. (approx. 450 characters for each language)
  • Technique: process, material etc. (approx. 450 characters for each languague)

Selection will be based on a call for applications, with a committee meeting to assess applications against one or more of the following criteria :

  • Relevance of the work to the theme
  • Mastery of the techniques and know-how of the craft concerned
  • Aesthetic quality of the work
  • Technical innovation, boldness in terms of the use of materials

Chaired by H.R.H. the Hereditary Grand Duchess, the selection committee is made up of personalities, as well as recognised professionals in the crafts and creation sector. This committee is sovereign in its deliberations. The committee’s decisions are confidential and are not subject to any challenge or appeal of any kind by the candidates who have submitted their applications in good and due form within the time limit set. The committee will select the files of the artisans and creators who have applied, taking care to respect a diversity of trades and know-how, and will choose talents from several European countries in a spirit of exchange and complementarity.

Applications, with the mention “Biennale De Mains de Maitre 2023”, must be sent (in PDF format) to the following address: marie.dumond@demainsdemaitres.lu
Application deadline: 12 march 2023
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Call for applications: 17th Bucharest International Jazz Competition

Deadline for submission: 01/03/2023

The 17th Bucharest International Jazz Competition, 7 – 15 July 2023, is open to bands and vocalists of all nationalities. Applicants must be born after 1st of July 1978. The leader of the band can be older than 45 years.

Eligibility

Bands may have up to 6 performing musicians and they may include:

  •     instrumentalists and vocalists
  •     instrumentalists
  •     vocalists

Individual musicians can apply also for the Jam Session section.

1st Round – Selection of semi-finalists

  • The admissions panel and adjudicators will evaluate each application. Recordings must have been made within the past 12 months. The application must include 2 – 3 pieces of different styles.

2nd Round – Semi-final on 7 – 13 July

  •     Semi-finalists will perform 50 – 60 minutes in the competition’s concert hall
  •     Semi-finalists will perform 50 – 60 minutes in an unconventional space
  •     Semi-finalists will perform 60 – 80 minutes in jam sessions

Competitors have complete freedom in choosing their repertoire.

3rd Round – Final and Gala, on 14 – 15 July

  •     Finalists will perform 30 – 40 minutes in the competition’s concert hall
  •     Finalists will perform 30 – 40 minutes in an unconventional space
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