While the digitalisation of the economy and of financial services receives considerable media coverage, digital artistic creation remains confined to an inner circle of specialists. However, visual artists have long been using digital means to create often experimental works that capture the Zeitgeist. In order to support the creative approach of these artists, BIL, the Fondation Indépendance and the National Cultural Fund (Fonds culturel national) are sponsoring the new Indépendance Grant.
This grant will support the creative process behind innovative works in the area of digital arts and new technologies. It will also ensure that these works reach a wide audience through exhibitions in the Galerie L'Indépendance. For BIL, the sponsorship of this grant is part of its ongoing promotion of art and innovation under its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy. Thanks to this policy, artists representing the national cultural scene are regularly given the oppportunity to exhibit at the Galerie L’Indépendance.
To qualify for the grant, artists must be Luxembourgish nationals or resident in the Grand Duchy. Applications must be submitted online no later than 31 March 2017. Information on the selection procedure and the award of the Indépendance Grant is available on www.focuna.lu.