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Went online: 08.05.2024

Prospecting for the Osaka 2025 World Expo

Deadline for submission: 15/07/2024

In the context of the Osaka 2025 World Expo, Kultur | lx is joining forces with GIE Luxembourg@Expo2025Osaka to identify artistic projects from Luxembourg that are planned for Japan in 2025.

This call is aimed at artists and culture-sector professionals who have planned or are in the process of organising a presence or tour in Japan in 2025, independently of the World Expo. The presentation of a project in Luxembourg’s pavilion in Osaka may represent an additional stage for the artist or the artistic production, but must not constitute the principal goal of the project.

Date of announcement of the call: 8 May 2024
Deadline for submission of entries: 15 July 2024

Documents to be submitted:
– Artistic CV of the artistic team;
– Portfolio of the artistic team;
– Description of the project (presentation of the project, objectives of the tour, reasons for choosing the region for the tour);
– List of partners in Japan (host institutions / venues / inviting festivals, agents, bookers, etc.);
– Project schedule.

The complete application documents in PDF format must be sent by no later than midnight, 15 July 2024 to:

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Went online: 01.05.2024

Call for applications: ESNS25

Deadline for submission: 01/09/2024

The artist applications for ESNS 2025 are open. ESNS is the key exchange and networking platform for European music, with a proven track record for helping new and upcoming acts break into the international music scene. Each year ESNS attracts over 4000 delegates, including representatives of more than 400 international festivals.

Application deadline : 1 September 2024

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Went online: 29.04.2024

Call for applications: Fondation Jean-Luc Lagardère (Jazz and classical music musician grant)

Deadline for submission: 16/06/2024

In 2024, the Fondation Jean-Luc Lagardère (part of the Fondation de France) would like to award a €15,000 grant to a young musician (author and/or composer and/or performer).

The Musician grant is awarded to a young musician or group of musicians (songwriter and/or composer and/or performer) who has already recorded an album (or an EP) and who presents an original musical creation project.

The applicant(s) must have already signed a contract with an independent label, or an independent tour operator, or an independent publisher, or an independent digital distributor, for the EP or album previously released.

Application deadline: 16 June 2024

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Went online: 10.04.2024

Call for applications: Alhambra Monkey Week 2024

Deadline for submission: 24/06/2024

Alhambra Monkey Week is opening its call for participation in the Showcase Circuit. This circuit will take place as part of the festival program on November 21st, 22nd, and 23rd, 2024.

Throughout its fifteen-year history, the Alhambra Monkey Week Showcase Circuit has become an essential platform for discovering the most innovative music scenes, not only from Spain but from around the globe. Each year, over 1,200 professionals, members of the press, and musicians from Europe, Latin America, the United States, and other areas gather at Alhambra Monkey Week to build new connections, explore business opportunities, and discover emerging musical talents.

The call is open to artists with representatives, including but not limited to booking or management agencies, record labels, associations, etc. / Solo acts, bands, and DJs. / Artists from all corners of the globe.

Important details

  • Selection will guarantee at least one showcase slot in the official lineup of Alhambra Monkey Week.
  • Each showcase is allotted a 40-minute performance time.
  • Showcases are scheduled for November 21st, 22nd, and 23rd, 2024.
  • Alhambra Monkey Week provides a standard backline for performances, which includes 2 guitar amplifiers, one bass amplifier, drums, and DJ equipment. Any additional instruments required for their performance must be provided by the artists themselves.
  • Alhambra Monkey Week offers €400 plus VAT to each act selected through this call.
  • Please note, accommodation is not provided for participants.

Application deadline: 24 June 2024 

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Went online: 02.04.2024

Call for submissions | Submit your latest release

Deadline for submission: 30/08/2024

Are you a musician or band ready to promote your latest single, EP or album release?
Don’t miss the opportunity to be featured in On the Shelves now!, where we showcase the latest releases from Luxembourgish artists spanning all genres from Pop, Rock, Electro, R&B, Hip-Hop to Classical, Contemporary, Jazz & World music.

On the Shelves now! is published three times a year and also featured in the Kultur | lx music newsletters, which hit the inboxes of over 2,000 subscribers every January, April and September.

Want your release to be featured in our newsletter?
Simply fill out the form below and send it our way. Remember, only notified releases will be published!

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Went online: 25.03.2024

Call for expression of interest | 2025 Luxembourg Selection at Festival OFF d’Avignon and Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Deadline for submission: 01/09/2024

Following the second call for a Luxembourg Selection at the festival OFF d’Avignon in 2022 and the creation of new support for Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2023, Kultur | lx would like to invite producers from Luxembourg to make strategic proposals to stage shows at one of these festivals in 2025.
Significant investment is required to participate in these festivals, requiring clearly defined objectives and expected outcomes.

Objectives for producers from Luxembourg:

  • Facilitate participation in the most suitable platform for the proposed performance (aesthetic suitability, priority distribution territories, timing);
  • Receive support to find the right venue for their performance and ensure it is suitable (identified by professionals, conditions);
  • Receive support through guidance, communications, networks to maximise their participation, and promote future tours.

Objectives for Kultur | lx :

  • Propose Luxembourg Selections suitable for the platforms targeted;
  • Boost scouting of performances by professionals at international level by targeting partner venues at festivals;
  • Promote projects with international distribution strategies.

Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg is therefore now opening a second call for expression of interest in the 2025 Luxembourg Selection for the Avignon OFF and Edinburgh Festival Fringe. These two events are high-profile strategic professional platforms for networking with a view to distributing creations from Luxembourg and supporting the career development of performing arts professionals.

Kultur | lx backing includes financial support for the distribution of shows and a prospecting programme.

The deadline for submitting applications is midnight on Sunday 1 September 2024.

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Went online: 15.01.2024

Call for applications: Waves Vienna 2024

Deadline for submission: 31/05/2024

The call for applications to play at Waves Vienna, which will take place in Vienna (Austria) from September 5 to 7, 2024, is now open.

Launched in 2011, Waves Vienna added a new leitmotif in 2022 besides the conference focus on East meets West: diversity. Since then, each year a new aspect from the large range of topics is worked on as a common thread for the discourse and festival programme. While the live programme features a wide variety of national and international acts, the conference offers a diverse discourse programme with panels, keynotes, workshops, master classes, and many networking opportunities. Every year, Waves Festival welcomes one country as special guest with a focus on acts from this country in the live programme. This year’s guest country has not yet been announced.

Application deadline: 31 May 2024

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Went online: 02.01.2024

Call for applications: Reeperbahn Festival 2024

Deadline for submission: 30/06/2024

The call for applications to play at Reeperbahn Festival, which will take place in Hamburg (Germany) from September 18 to 21, 2024, is now open.

Since its debut in 2006, the Reeperbahn Festival has developed into one of the most important gatherings for the music world. For four days every September, the international music community meets in St. Pauli District along the Reeperbahn strip. With more than 360 different concerts from heavy metal and punk to indie, hip-hop, jazz and soul: spectators, delegates and artists alike will have plenty of opportunities to broaden their musical minds beyond genre boundaries. The conference offers industry representatives a program of sessions, networking events, matchmaking events, showcases, meetings and the ANCHOR award show. For artists, the Reeperbahn Festival is a springboard to Germany and a gateway to the wider world.

Application deadline: No deadline announced yet

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Went online: 10.11.2023

Call for applications: National Literary Competition 2024

Deadline for submission: 01/07/2024

The subject of the national literary competition for 2024 is a play in Luxembourgish, French, German and/or English. Created in 1978 by the Ministry of Culture, this competition aims to encourage literary creation in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.

The competition will consist of two prize categories

  • adult authors aged 20 and over
  • young authors aged 12 to 19.

The first prize in the “adult authors” category is 5,000 euros.
The first prize in the “young authors aged 12-19” category is €2,000.

Practical details

The competition is open to authors/collectives of authors holding Luxembourg nationality, residing in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg or, where applicable, having their fixed or predominant place of work or, failing that, various locations within the territory of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.

Application deadline: 1 July 2024

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