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BIL EXHIBITION: ECCO by Elisabeth Calmes EXHIBITION: ECCO by Elisabeth Calmes<p>Born in Luxembourg in 1947, Elisabeth Calmes is an artist with an unusual background. After graduating from ENSAAMA (École nationale supérieure des arts appliqués et des métiers d’art – College of Arts and Design) in Paris, she began her professional career as an interior designer. It wasn’t until the 1980s that she was able to dedicate herself to her true calling, painting. Since 1987, her work has been shown in galleries across Europe and the US.</p> <p>As an exhibition, <i>ECCO</i> is compelling because it brings together works that draw simultaneously on the two major undercurrents in painting since the beginning of the 20th century, figurativism and abstraction. <i>ECCO</i> also traces Calmes’ journey through the years, between Paris, Brooklyn (where the artist lived in 2008 and 2009) and Luxembourg.</p> <p>Of the exhibition and her work, Calmes had this to say: “<i>ECCO is the word my painting represents, the one it seems to speak most clearly. ECCO. This is the results of the developments over the past few years. The subjects are those life has illuminated. Cities, music and nature are all events that I have metabolised on the canvas.</i>”</p> <p>Elisabeth Calmes’ <i>ECCO</i> will be open to the public on business days from 8 March to 24 May 2019 (8am to 6pm) at Galerie L’Indépendance in Luxembourg, 69 route d’Esch.</p>3/8/2019 2:00:00 PM
The 2019 Business Woman of the Year competition has begun 2019 Business Woman of the Year competition has begun<p>According to a study by the OECD<sup>1</sup> , women remain significantly under-represented among business leaders although the participation of women in the labour market has increased steadily over the last 50 years. Only 30% of companies in OECD countries are reported to be owned by women despite the fact that entrepreneurship is recognised as a powerful vehicle for job creation, innovation and growth.</p> <p>Conscious of this untapped potential and in line with its goal of financing the national economy, BIL launched the Business Woman of the Year competition in 2006. The aim of the competition remains unchanged: to emphasise the important role that women play in business and to support female entrepreneurship. In this 10<sup>th</sup> edition, innovation will once again be a key requirement for taking home the award.</p> <p><i>“Barriers to greater gender equality still exist in the working world, but skill and talent know no gender. With the Business Woman of the Year competition, we wish to make our contribution to bridging the gender gap by putting the spotlight on female entrepreneurship”</i>, said Karin Scholtes, Head of People, Culture and Communication at BIL.</p> <p>The panel of judges, composed of male and female representatives of BIL and its partners Technoport, Jonk Entrepreneuren, Paul Wurth InCub, Schiltz & Schiltz, Equilibre and WIDE, will select an innovative project led by a woman, who may be a manager in a start-up or an SME established in Luxembourg.</p> <p>Contestants must submit their application at <a href="" target="_blank"></a> before 24 April. Submitted projects must be innovative and have a positive impact on Luxembourg’s economy. The judges will then invite the top five contestants to pitch their projects on 5 June 2019 before selecting the Business Woman of the Year, who will be presented with a cheque for €10,000.</p> <p>The complete terms and conditions of the Business Woman of the Year competition are available at <a href="" target="_blank"></a>.</p><br> <p><sup>1</sup> Closing the Gender Gap: Act Now, OECD</p>3/4/2019 11:00:00 AM
Indépendance grant 2019 – call for applications launchedépendance grant 2019 – call for applications launched<p>The Indépendance grant was first awarded in 2017 to architect-cum-artist Laura Mannelli. Based on an immersive world inspired by Dante’s Divine Comedy, her exhibition <i>The Promises of Monsters</i> was very popular. Eager to repeat last year’s success, Banque Internationale à Luxembourg, the Fondation Indépendance and Fonds culturel national have launched another call for applications. All information concerning the eligibility criteria, the financial conditions, the necessary documents and the selection process can be found on the website of the <a href="" target="_blank">Focuna</a>. Applications are open until 31 March 2019.</p> <p>Created in 2017, the Indépendance grant aims to promote the creation and showcasing of the digital arts by supporting the production of innovative art forms. It also ensures that these works of art are made accessible to a wide audience through exhibitions organised in the Galerie Indépendance and the production of a catalogue.</p> <p>For BIL, this grant is part of its ongoing promotion of art and innovation, which is at the heart of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy. As part of this, exhibitions are regularly organised at the Galerie Indépendance to showcase the talent of artists representing the national cultural scene.</p>11/19/2018 2:00:00 PM



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