Application for NEU NOW open until 6 February

Art students in their final year of study at art schools associated to the European League of Institutes of the Arts (ELIA) can apply until 6 February for participation in the NEU NOW exhibition, 14-17 September 2017 in Amsterdam.

NEU NOW is an innovative international platform and showcase for talented graduating students and recent graduates (within one year of graduation) – of Higher Arts Education Institutions and Universities across Europe and beyond – from all artistic disciplines to present themselves to a wide international audience.

The 9th NEU NOW Festival, organized by European League of Institutes of the Arts (ELIA), will take place 14-17 September 2017 at the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

+ an online and a live event that promotes artistic excellence through cutting edge presentations and activities;
+ an opportunity for selected emerging artists to show their work, meet each other, and create new international partnerships;
+ a space where informed audiences, producers, and curators can see the most excellent artists and innovative projects coming from art schools and universities across Europe and beyond;
+ a forum where artists, producers, curators, cultural operators, and policy makers can discuss future developments in the arts and share views on the cultural role of higher arts education institutions;
+ a means of presenting a new international generation of upcoming artists to the attention of a wide audience;

From the nominated projects, a maximum of 100 projects will be presented online to a wide range of arts professionals and publics.

From these projects, a further selection of 25-30 projects will be presented at the live NEU NOW festival, which will take place in Amsterdam.

In addition to the main event in September, a series of outreach activities promoting alumni of past editions of NEU NOW will happen throughout the year. Selected artists are invited to show their work and participate in residencies with partners of NEU NOW including:
+ FOAM Amsterdam
+ FHNW at Art Basel
+ Prix Europa Berlin

For more information, check the Call for Emerging Artists Nominations or contact the NEU NOW team at