Sam Tanson, Luxembourg's Minister of Culture; Credit: SIP

In the context of the public session of Thursday 29 April 2021 in the Chamber of Deputies (Parliament), Luxembourg's Minister of Culture Sam Tanson provided an update on the implementation of the cultural development plan for 2018-2028 (Kulturentwécklungsplang - KEP).

Despite the health crisis, the implementation of the cultural development plan continues to progress at a constant pace. Among the 64 KEP recommendations, the majority have experienced significant developments.

Among the progress made, Minister Sam Tanson highlighted the efforts undertaken to support artists, such as the provision of artists' workshops in Luxembourg-Verlorenkost, the associate artists programme, the revision of the law establishing public commissions and the revision of legislation relating to social assistance for independent professional artists and intermittent entertainment workers. At the same time, the newly created structure, Kultur: LX, began to develop the export missions granted to it by aiming to increase the international visibility of Luxembourg's cultural scene through professional assistance.

"While the health crisis has highlighted our fundamental need for culture, it has nonetheless revealed how much culture needs its audience," noted the Culture Minister, specifying that the development of audiences and the access to culture is one of the cornerstones of the ministry's and KEP's cultural policy.

The Ministry of Culture is thus currently focusing on the professionalisation of the sector in terms of reception of the public and cultural mediation, on the promotion of projects for audiences far from culture and on networking between actors involved in the cultural, social and educational fields.