The address of creation and exchange in Luxembourg
Since its creation in 2004, neimënster has welcomed nearly 12,000 artists in its housing and creative spaces.
Each year, approximately 800 artists for a total of 3,310 overnight stays have been able to take advantage of the accommodation made available to them free of charge or at very affordable rates.
To support the artists in their creations, neimënster has 561 square meters of space at its disposal, divided into accommodation and workshops, in addition to exhibition and performance spaces.
Music, theater, dance, new circus and street arts, but also visual arts and literature... Discover the different residencies offered in this heritage place where history nourishes creation.
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
There is currently no call for applications.
Discover the 2019 residences here!
RESIDENCIES visual arts
on spontaneous application
Painting, sculpture, photography, video... artists in these fields can benefit from housing and work spaces adapted to their needs. An exhibition is organized at the end of the residency.
on the proposal of partner structures / a jury
Two literary residencies are offered each year, from March to May and from August to November. Organized with partners, they include the provision of accommodation away from noise pollution, a living allowance and are punctuated by meetings with the public.
neimënster also wishes to create intercultural synergies by developing a translation residency that will host authors and translators over several months. This residency will put translation, particularly in sign language, at the service of the arts and will focus on poetry and theater.
RESIDENCES performing arts
on unsolicited application
These residencies last between one and four weeks and are dedicated to creative projects in the fields of theater, dance, new circus and street arts. Some of the hosted projects are supported in co-production. The artistic teams are housed on site and are technically accompanied.
Meetings with the public and the professional milieu are organized during rehearsals or at the end of the residency.
call for applications in May
Eight young composers, eight days... and the accompaniment of the Ensemble Lucilin and two internationally renowned composers are the recipe for this residency created in 2015.
A concert allows the public to discover the work of these young composers and to meet them over a convivial aperitif. Access is free upon reservation, within the limit of available places.
be bold, just apply
Jazz is part of the DNA of the abbey and several residences are dedicated to it every year.
2018 | Reset has become, since its first edition, a marker of neimënster's jazz programming. Under the artistic direction of Pascal Schumacher, 8 musicians play the game of multiple encounters to offer three unusual concerts at the beginning of each year. An opportunity to try a new relationship with jazz...
RESIDENCIES programme d’action culturelle
call for applications in July/August
This program introduces young people to the arts of the nouveau cirque every Saturday of the school year. An artist, who is responsible for the conception of the entire workshop program, is invited at the same time to spend 4 months at the abbey. He/she is free to use this residence time to nourish the cultural action project or to engage in personal work for which he/she will receive the support of the neimënster teams.
RESIDENCES in progress
call for applications in July/August
appel à candidature en 2021
Every two years, as part of the Aerowaves festival, a young company will have the opportunity to present the fruit of three weeks of residencies in August in neimënster.
neimënster is preparing to open its doors to research heads who wish to develop an experimental project and study the possible implications of an artistic practice in a scientific field. Please do not hesitate to send us your research proposals.