The scholarship fund was donated by a private patron and pays tribute to late Luxembourg artist Bert Theis
Photo: Mariette Schiltz
Find out about the new visual arts scholarship launching this year in Luxembourg
Budding artists in Luxembourg will be able to benefit from a new visual arts scholarship this year following the creation of the Bert Theis grant.
Created by Luxembourg's national cultural fund Focuna, the recipient of the prize is decided by a jury composed of professionals from the visual arts sector.
The scholarship fund was donated by a private patron, who wished to pay tribute to late Luxembourg artist Bert Theis (1952-2016), by naming the scholarship after him.
The selected artist or group of artists will benefit from a €15,000 grant, provided that the amount of financial aid does not exceed 80% of total production costs.
“The goal of this scholarship is to accompany the production of an innovative work to enable artists to evolve in their artistic approach. Preferably, the project should be linked to an exhibition planned for an institution or gallery in Luxembourg or elsewhere,” Focuna president Jo Kox told Paperjam Magazine.
To be eligible, artists must be of Luxembourg nationality or resident in Luxembourg. There are no age restrictions but they must be able to prove they have a career of at least five years and have already been featured in an exhibition in an institution or art gallery. The jury, consisting of Josée Hansen, Erna Hecey, Enrico Lunghi, Paul Reiles and Mariette Schiltz, will award the Bert Theis scholarship according to the artistic background of the artist or group of artists, the artistic quality of the project, the approach and the coherence between the project and the means used to implement it. The deadline for registration is midnight on Saturday 30 September 2017.