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Went online: 26.09.2022

Writing residency at Literarisches Colloquium Berlin 2023 – Bicherfrënn Grant

Deadline for submission: 17/10/2022

Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg in partnership with the Lëtzebuerger Bicherfrënn – Les Amis du Livre a.s.b.l. and in collaboration with the National Literature Archives (CNL), is offering writers a 2 months residency at the Literarisches Colloquium in Berlin based on a call for applications, together with a grant. The writer shall benefit from a housing workshop at the LCB as well as financial support.

The Literarisches Colloquium Berlin (LCB), founded in 1963 by Walter Höllerer on the shores of Lake Wannsee, hosts writers, translators and publishers from all over the world. As a reflection forum, an experimentation workshop and a talent incubator, this internationally renowned literary institution does not merely organise readings, seminars and literary meetings. The LCB also encourages exchange and interaction with foreign institutions, thus guaranteeing continuous and rich literary mediation beyond linguistic borders.

This residency gives writers the time and freedom to pursue their creative work in progress with peace of mind. However, they may be asked to attend a few professional or public meetings and their agreement will be required. The writers-in-residence are supported in their desire to discover writers, publishers, venues, audiences and events locally.

Final registration date: October 17, 2022 at midnight.

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Choreographic research residency at the Uferstudios Berlin

Deadline for submission: 13/11/2022

Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg, in collaboration with the Cultural service at the Embassy of Luxembourg in Berlin, is offering a six-week choreographic research and production residency at the Uferstudios Berlin, between July and August 2023 (six weeks to be defined), on the basis of a call for applications. This residency abroad encourages choreographers to immerse themselves in the Berlin art scene and promotes networking with the local art scene, contributing to the long-term development of their professional career.

The Uferstudios für zeitgenössischen Tanz, which has been located in the heart of the Wedding district in the former premises of local transport companies since 2010, is home to dancers, choreographers and artists from all over the world. In the 14 well-equipped studios, dancers, choreographers and artists are offered a space dedicated to public and private rehearsals, workshops and performances in a creative and stimulating environment.

Final registration date: November 13, 2022 at midnight.

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Went online: 26.09.2022

Multidisciplinary research and creation residency at the Cité internationale des arts, Paris

Deadline for submission: 20/11/2022

Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg, in partnership with the Cité internationale des arts in Paris, offers a three-month research and creation residency based on a call for applications to artists of all disciplines of Luxembourg nationality or living in Luxembourg. This residency program aims to allow an artist, author, dancer, choreographer or musician to carry out a personal research and creation project. The project will preferably be carried out in conjunction with a partner institution, or a structure, or an artist, identified in Paris and its agglomeration. This stay, which is for the artist a privileged moment of reflection and creation, will contribute to the visibility of the Luxembourgish artistic scene in Paris.

The Cité internationale des arts is an artists’ residency in the heart of Paris that brings together creators and allows them to implement a production or research project in all disciplines. For periods of two months to a year, the Cité internationale des arts offers an environment conducive to creation, open to meetings with professionals from the cultural sector. Residents benefit from customized support from the Cité internationale des arts team. In the Marais (18 rue de l’Hôtel de Ville, 75004 Paris) or in Montmartre (24 rue Norvins, 75018 Paris), the residency also provides an opportunity to meet and dialogue with more than 300 artists and actors from the art world of all generations, all nationalities and all disciplines. In collaboration with its many partners, the Cité internationale des arts opens several thematic and/or project-based calls for applications throughout the year.

Deadline to apply: November 20, 2022 at midnight

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Went online: 03.10.2022

Call for applications: Oulu2026

Deadline for submission: 09/12/2022

The Oulu2026 organisation is offering an unmissable opportunity in autumn 2022 for partners to become part of the capital of culture programme. The autumn 2022 Open Call is specifically aimed at large-scale projects that take several years to prepare or carry out. The goal of the Oulu2026 cultural programme is to achieve a permanent cultural climate change and a positive development fuelled by culture in Northern Finland. Naturally, the operative focus of the projects is on the capital of culture year 2026 but they may be launched earlier.

The projects are expected to deliver a European dimension through, for example, involving international cooperation partners.

Who can apply?

The Open Call for applications in October is open for Finnish and international actors. Funding may be applied for by private individuals, groups, associations, networks, businesses, organisations, and public institutions. The application must indicate the lead organisation or person in charge of the project. The project plans are expected to be suitable for independent delivery. The Open Call of autumn 2022 is aimed at large-scale projects for the Oulu2026 programme. The “We are the Culture” call for short-term projects will be announced closer to the capital of culture year, in 2024 at the earliest.

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Call for applications: Propulsion

Deadline for submission: 03/10/2022

PROPULSION is a support and networking curriculum for young jazz and related music from Luxembour and the Région Grand Est. it tackles topics such as the touring, the production and the promotion of projects. Mentor artists bring an artistic point of view with a follow-up of the laureated from the pre-recording to the release of a promotional EP.

  • The path to the release of an EP
  • Training : structuration, production, touring, communication and technique
  • Artistic residences: preparation to recording and to performing on stage
  • Artistic mentoring during the whole path
  • Cross-border mobility: professional and artistic match-making
  • Promotion of the laureates thanks to highlights and to the networks of the partners involved in the project


  • Accelerate the professionalisation of young talents through a global and individualized mentorship
  • Highlight the young generation of jazz artists in the Greater Region
  • Favour the cooperation of cross-border cultural actors and feed a network open on Europe
  • Include eco-responsibility and social matters (parity, diversity…etc)

PROPULSION aims to take advantage of the geographical specifity of the Greater Region, which offers the promise of simplified European cooperation. This first bi-national step of PROPULSION is the prefiguration of a much larger ambition open to other cross-border countries (Germany, Belgium, Switzerland…).

For whom ?

  • Jazz and related musics ensembles in the process of professionalization

PROPULSION is a programme for an ensemble from Luxembourg, and one from the Région Grand Est. The applicants should fit the following criteria :

  • Emerging yound ensemble (- 30 years old) with a strong investment will
  • Obligation for the ensemble to be composed by musicians with residence in Luxembourg and in Grand Est
  • Format : from duo to quintet

Being available during the whole curriculum from November 2022 to July 2023 (15 training days)

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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.


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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Went online: 11.08.2022

Call for applications: QuattroPole Music Prize 2023

Deadline for submission: 01/11/2022

For the third edition of the QuattroPole Music Prize, artists living, working or studying in the Greater Region are invited to apply from now on. The award ceremony will take place on the 6th of April 2023 in Saarbrücken.

An exclusive prize for musicians from the Greater Region
The QuattroPole Music Prize has been awarded every two years since 2019 to musicians/composers who use innovative digital techniques. The Music Prize is thus the second pillar of cross-border cooperation between the cities of the QuattroPole network in the cultural field together with the Robert Schuman Art Prize.

The selection of the finalists and the winner will be made by a jury of experts, consisting of two representatives of the music scene of the cities of Luxembourg, Metz, Saarbrücken and Trier.

The aim of the QuattroPole Music Prize is to strengthen the cross-border networking of the cities’ local cultural scenes and to increase the visibility of the QuattroPole network of cities in the Greater Region and beyond.

The cities of Luxembourg, Metz, Saarbrücken and Trier cooperate within a border region that is characterized by strong cultural diversity. In their diversity and complementarity, the four cities have the potential to make a very concrete contribution to the feeling of togetherness in the Greater Region and thus to European integration.

Since 2019, the QuattroPole Music Prize has been awarded every two years to musicians and composers who use innovative digital techniques. The Music Prize is the second pillar of cross-border cooperation between the QuattroPole cities in the field of culture, alongside the Robert Schuman Art Prize.

Deadline to apply : November 1st, 2022 (via e-mail:

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Music call for applications: Kultur | lx Global Project Grant

Deadline for submission: 16/10/2022

In continuance of the initiative founded by music:LX in 2020, Kultur | lx is taking over and expanding the Global Project Grant. This grant, available to artists in the Luxembourg music scene, offers them the chance of setting out and proposing a project that will enable them to kick-start their career development, their promotion and marketing, their participation in tours, and their involvement in international workshops/conferences, and to increase the depth of their composition work. This initiative is intended to add value to the project and to encourage artists and their teams to plan their strategy one year ahead, with a dedicated budget. For its part, Kultur | lx undertakes to support the beneficiary at every stage of the project.

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