Travel grant for creatives and professionals in the culture sector

The Ministry of Culture awards travel grants for creatives and professionals in the culture sector to support the international dissemination of creative work from Luxembourg, as well as the presence artists and professionals from the cultural sector at cultural events abroad.

The Ministry of Culture awards grants for one or more projects held in other countries over a calendar year.

These grants are intended for culture sector creatives and professionals in the following fields:

  • visual arts, architecture, design, artisanry;
  • circus arts and street art;
  • audiovisual art production, art film and essay film;
  • dance;
  • literature;
  • music;
  • cultural heritage, history, folklore;
  • sociocultural subjects;
  • theatre and performing arts;
  • interdisciplinary subjects.
Complete applications (the form + all required supporting documents) must be submitted to the Ministry of Culture at least 2 months before the beginning of the project. Only complete applications submitted by the deadline will be processed. Missing supporting documents in the application file must be duly justified.

Who is concerned

Eligible persons

This grant is intended for natural persons who are Luxembourg nationals or residents, and who are creatives or professionals active in the culture sector, as well as communities, groups and artistic ensembles that are not legally classed as non-profit organisations.

Non-Luxembourg nationals residing outside of Luxembourg, local communes, any asscciation or establishment that is party to a convention with the Ministry of Culture, independent contractors, companies, foreign organisations, educational institutes, charities, and municipal orchestras, marching bands and choirs are not eligible for this grant.

Eligible projects and events

The Ministry of Culture awards travel grants for creatives and professionals in the culture sector participating in cultural projects or events abroad for the following (non-exhaustive list):

  • participation in festivals;
  • participation in special cultural events;
  • residencies.

In addition, the following types of projects or events held abroad are eligible:

  • in the fields of visual arts, architecture, design and artisanry:
    • exhibitions;
    • participation in art shows;
  • In the fields of audiovisual art production, art film and essay film:
    • exhibitions;
    • participation in art shows;
  • in the field of dance:
    • the international dissemination of original works of choreography;
    • participation in dance conventions;
  • in the field of literature:
    • participation in book fairs;
    • authors' readings;
  • in the field of music:
    • concert tours;
  • in the fields of theatre, performing arts, circus arts and street art:
    • the international dissemination of original works of drama;
  • in interdisciplinary, social and educational fields, as well as in the fields of cultural heritage, folklore, history and interculturalism:
    • the international dissemination of original creative work;
    • exhibitions.

Ineligible projects and events

The Ministry of Culture does not award travel grants for creatives and professionals in the culture sector for:

  • projects and events that meet the selection criteria for a different grant awarded by the Ministry of Culture;
  • projects with no artistic or cultural dimension;
  • projects intended to raise funds for charity;
  • projects commissioned by an association or establishment that is party to a convention with the Ministry of Culture;
  • projects that do not generate added value for Luxembourg;
  • projects that form part of a primary school, secondary school or university curriculum;
  • acquisitions of property and material, existing projects or instruments;
  • the association's operating costs or employee salaries;
  • projects funded by Luxembourg's Film Fund;
  • dance projects eligible for TROIS C-L (the Ministry of Culture has commissioned TROIS C-L to manage financial aid granted to dance projects in Luxembourg);
  • the construction, acquisition, rental or renovation of rehearsal spaces;
  • projects in tourism;
  • projects and events commissioned by the artist's gallery or author's publisher. The Ministry of Culture does not subsidise organisational costs, which must be borne by the gallery or publisher;
  • participation in training courses;
  • activities in cooperation with Luxembourg's diplomacy entities.

Deadlines

Creatives and professionals wishing to receive this grant must submit a complete application postmarked no later than 2 months before the project or event begins.

Applications submitted after the project or event has begun will be rejected.

Example: for projects or events scheduled to begin on 1 June, the application deadline is 1 April.

How to proceed

Filing an application

Applications must include a request form for a travel grant for creatives and professionals in the culture sector, in addition to the following documents:

  • an itemised estimated budget for the project for which the application is being submitted;
  • a schedule indicating the project stages;
  • a detailed curriculum vitae, signed and declared to be true and faithful;
  • photos, recordings or copies of the works produced;
  • a press kit;
  • if the applicant is participating in a show, tour, convention, conference or festival abroad, a programme and written invitation from the organiser;
  • any other supporting documentation that may be useful for the application.

Applicants must complete the application form:

  • using a computer;
  • in French, German, Luxembourgish or English.

Creatives and professionals must send the duly completed and signed form together with all the required documents to the Ministry of Culture by post, or by email to subsides@mc.etat.lu.

Once it has received the application, the Ministry of Culture will send the applicant one of the following documents:

  • either a confirmation of receipt, if the application is complete;
  • or a letter listing the documents still to be submitted in order to complete the application.

Only complete applications will be processed.

Selection criteria

The advisory body to the Minister for Culture, composed of management officials of the Ministry of Culture and officials from the Ministry's cultural and financial departments, ordinarily meets once every 2 months to review applications for grants based on the following criteria:

  • the project's innovative character and artistic quality, i.e. the unique and innovative aspects of the project as described in the application. Applicants should show how the project supports the production of quality original art;
  • the effect on the applicant's career, i.e. the ways in which the travel will benefit their artistic and professional development;
  • project management and feasibility, i.e. how well-conceived the project is. Applicants should include a clear and precise description of the different project phases leading from its conception to its realisation;
  • the project budget plan, i.e. an estimated budget that is detailed, realistic and clear. Applicants should show that the requested grant is crucial to the project. The cost of travel must be in proportion to the potential benefit in terms of professional development. Applicants must list all other sources of funding (public and private). Applicants are encouraged to seek sources of funding in addition to public grants;
  • they must provide proof of their experience and involvement in the culture scene (i.e. the applicant's past experience organising similar projects) by submitting supporting documents such as press kits;
  • the contribution to international cultural relations, i.e. the project's relevance within the international cultural context (in terms of culture's role as a force of cultural diversity and the protection of human rights, a catalyst for mutual respect and cross-cultural dialogue, a vehicle for European values, a contributor to sustainable development goals, etc.) and they should show the project's consistency with foreign political issues.

The Ministry will inform the applicant of its decision by post and any grant will be transferred to the beneficiary as soon as possible.

Grant amount

Grants are awarded in the form of a direct payment of public financial aid to the beneficiary, usually before the project is carried out.

Financial support awarded by the Ministry of Culture will generally cover no more than 60% of the total cost of the project for which the application was submitted.

Obligations of grant recipients

Recipients of a grant are required to meet the following obligations:

  • they may only use the grant to pay costs and expenses related to the project for which the application was submitted;
  • they must print "Avec le soutien du ministère de la Culture" (Supported by the Ministry of Culture) together with the Ministry's logo on all materials provided to the public for the purposes of presentation, information or advertising, including on the relevant website.

In addition, applicants must send the Ministry of Culture a report form and all requested documents no later than 3 months after the project is completed.

Forms / Online services

Aide à la mobilité pour créateurs et professionnels du secteur culturel

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Les destinataires de vos données sont les administrations compétentes dans le cadre du traitement de votre demande. Veuillez-vous adresser à l’administration concernée par votre demande pour connaître les destinataires des données figurant sur ce formulaire. Conformément au règlement (UE) 2016/679 relatif à la protection des personnes physiques à l'égard du traitement des données à caractère personnel et à la libre circulation de ces données, vous bénéficiez d’un droit d’accès, de rectification et le cas échéant d’effacement des informations vous concernant. Vous disposez également du droit de retirer votre consentement à tout moment.

En outre et excepté le cas où le traitement de vos données présente un caractère obligatoire, vous pouvez, pour des motifs légitimes, vous y opposer.

Si vous souhaitez exercer ces droits et/ou obtenir communication de vos informations, veuillez-vous adresser à l’administration concernée suivant les coordonnées indiquées dans le formulaire. Vous avez également la possibilité d’introduire une réclamation auprès de la Commission nationale pour la protection des données ayant son siège à 1 Avenue du Rock'n'Roll, L-4361 Esch-sur-Alzette.

En poursuivant votre démarche, vous acceptez que vos données personnelles soient traitées dans le cadre de votre demande.

Formulaire de rapport - particuliers

Les informations qui vous concernent recueillies sur ce formulaire font l’objet d’un traitement par l’administration concernée afin de mener à bien votre demande.

Ces informations sont conservées pour la durée nécessaire par l’administration à la réalisation de la finalité du traitement

Les destinataires de vos données sont les administrations compétentes dans le cadre du traitement de votre demande. Veuillez-vous adresser à l’administration concernée par votre demande pour connaître les destinataires des données figurant sur ce formulaire. Conformément au règlement (UE) 2016/679 relatif à la protection des personnes physiques à l'égard du traitement des données à caractère personnel et à la libre circulation de ces données, vous bénéficiez d’un droit d’accès, de rectification et le cas échéant d’effacement des informations vous concernant. Vous disposez également du droit de retirer votre consentement à tout moment.

En outre et excepté le cas où le traitement de vos données présente un caractère obligatoire, vous pouvez, pour des motifs légitimes, vous y opposer.

Si vous souhaitez exercer ces droits et/ou obtenir communication de vos informations, veuillez-vous adresser à l’administration concernée suivant les coordonnées indiquées dans le formulaire. Vous avez également la possibilité d’introduire une réclamation auprès de la Commission nationale pour la protection des données ayant son siège à 1 Avenue du Rock'n'Roll, L-4361 Esch-sur-Alzette.

En poursuivant votre démarche, vous acceptez que vos données personnelles soient traitées dans le cadre de votre demande.

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