neimënster – Centre Culturel de Rencontre Abbaye de Neumünster

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Since its inauguration in 2004, neimënster has welcomed nearly 12.000 artists in its accommodation and creation spaces. Each year about 800 artists are able to benefit from the accommodations that have been put to their use for free or at a very affordable rate. In order to support the artists in their creations, neimënster has 561 m² at its disposal, divided into accommodations and studios, to which are added exposition and performance spaces.

Because of the multidisciplinary nature of neimënster, we offer residencies in a wide range of disciplines: visual arts, dance, composition, literature, performing arts and music. New art forms shall not be excluded from the possibility of a residency. The underlying idea is the central notion of dialogue between art forms and cultures. The main criteria for the selection of artists are the originality of the project as well as its innovative and socially engaged character.

According to the artistic discipline and the form of the residency, the latter will take place on a time scale from one week up to six months. The residency includes both an individual accommodation, working spaces, rehearsal rooms for performers as well as logistical and technical support for the artist. The artistic projects realised during the residencies will figure as exhibitions or performances in our program. During the residency, we also guarantee encounters in different contexts between the artist and the public as well as professionals, in order to allow them to peek into the creative process of the artist. By this means, the artist gets the possibility to enter into a new network, reaching beyond the realms of neimënster.

You’re looking for more information? Discover the different residencies offered in this breath-taking place, where history nurtures creation.

Residency Programme since: 2004
Description of Organisation:

The Neumünster Abbey Cultural Exchange Center (neimënster) is located in the heart of Luxembourg city and part of UNESCO’s world heritage. The unique architectural ensemble  of the Abbey has witnessed 400 tumultuous years – as military bastion, orphanage and prison – but is since 2004 home to vibrant culture and artistic expression, after opening in 2004 following years years of intensive renovation works. Amidst a truly picturesque and peaceful scenery, neimënster is open to the public daily from 10AM to 6PM with free admission on all exhibitions and offers 200+ events each year, from concerts and kids’ program to conferences and festivals.

In fifteen years, neimënster’s raison d’être of encounters of identities and intercultural dialogue has proven to be strongly anchored in our program, celebrating cultural diversity and promoting national and international exchange, thus resulting in an innovative and critical approach to one’s own environment.

The values ​​and missions of neimënster as a bearer of cultural and artistic projects, where encounters with different cultures, backgrounds, perceptions and art forms happen daily, broaden the view of the artists and the public and invite them to a dialogue.

neimënster actively supports engaged and political art, while promoting emerging artists. Artist residencies are an integral part of this context of artistic creation, for which the cultural center has the experience and the infrastructure necessary to offer a quality welcome.

Organisation founded in: 2004
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Part of a Governmental Institution
Working Languages:
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Luxembourgish
Presentation of artists’ work: Exhibition at end of residency
Duration of residency:
  • Weeks: 1
  • Weeks: 2
  • Weeks: 3
  • Months: 1 – 3
  • Months: 3 – 6
Number of studios: between 16 and 20
Number of artists in residence at one time: N/A
Studio type and size: Private studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Private Apartment
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Music
  • Literature
  • Film-making
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Private studio / workplace
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
  • Computer
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Exhibition space
  • Dance/Theatre/Performance Space
  • Technical assistance
  • Promotional services
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: Yes
Companions Allowed:
  • Children
  • Partners
  • Other
  • Application process: Open call
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: No
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: No
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Expenses paid by the organisation:
    • Travel
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • Exhibition
    • Public talk
    • Workshop
    • Other
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    • Presentation
    • Films
    • Exhibition
    • Cafe/restaurant
    • Other
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Urban
    Nearest Airport: Luxembourg Findel Airport
    Nearest Train Station: Luxembourg Gare Centrale
    How to reach by plane: From the airport the bus line 16 gets you to the city-centre, where you change to the bus line 23.
    How to reach by train: From the Central Railway Station different bus lines (14, 20, 23) serve the Abbey. Line 23 stops at the station Stadtgronn-Bréck (ca. 200 m on foot). Lines 14 and 20 serve the station Rumm (ca. 150 m on foot).
    How to reach by car: neimënster lies in the center of Luxembourg-City and is easily accessible by car. However, the parking is not accessible to residents of the accommodations. There are different paid parkings available in the surrounding area (i.e. Saint Esprit and Brasserie Clausen).
    Street & Number: 28, rue Münster
    Postal Code: L-2160
    City: Luxembourg-Grund
    Country long: Luxembourg
    28, rue Münster
    Luxembourg-Grund L-2160 LUX
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