NEU NOW 2017

The 9th edition of NEU NOW will be held from 14-17 September 2017 at Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam and will welcome 44 artists from 16 countries.

NEU NOW is Amsterdam’s transdisciplinary art festival devoted to presenting the work of exceptional emerging talents advancing from art academies across Europe and beyond.

NEU NOW brings together a generation of rising artists from across Europe and beyond in a curated selection to share their works, practices and cultural perspectives in ways that encourage future collaborations.

Over the past eight years, NEU NOW has established an innovative international festival that features a curated selection of emerging artists entering international art arenas. For the ninth edition, NEU NOW returns to the spaces of the Westergasfabriek to present  a programme in which exhibitions, performances, workshops, films and artist talks converge to provide new perspectives and future opportunities. 

In addition to the main event in September, NEU NOW supports emerging artists throughout the year. NEU NOW operates as a platform promoting artistic excellence in theatre, dance, visual arts, music and film, creating an (inter)national springboard for artists of the future. Cutting edge presentations and activities feature artwork that questions, comments on and challenges recent developments in the world. Additionally, selected artists are invited to show their work and participate in residencies with partners of NEU NOW including FOAM Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam, FHNW at Art Basel, Prix Europa Berlin, and more.

Previous editions of NEU NOW were held in Vilnius, Tallinn, Nantes, Porto, Amsterdam and Glasgow. In 2015 the festival returned to Amsterdam, where it found a permanent home.
NEU NOW is an initiative of ELIA – European League of Institutes of the Arts.

Vist the official NEU NOW website for the full festival programme and further details.

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NEU NOW 2016

NEU NOW 2016 was a five-day celebration of arts in Amsterdam that welcomed 60 artists from 18 countries at Amsterdam's Westergasfabriek from 14 - 18 September.

NEU NOW 2016 | festival impression from ELIA on Vimeo.

NEU NOW 2016 | short recap from ELIA on Vimeo.

NEU NOW 2015

The 2015 festival was held at Amsterdam’s Westergasfabriek from 9 - 13 September. It presented 32 artworks from 65 of Europe’s emerging artists.

In addition to the artists featured at the festival, the NEU NOW website also features 58 other works of outstanding emerging artists. In total NEU NOW 2015 acted as a platform for 90 artworks from across 27 countries.

NEW NOW 2015 Impression Video Teaser from ELIA on Vimeo.

Trailer of NEU NOW 2013

Screencap Image Credit: Laura Wagner / Steffi Schöne from 'Selbstportrait mit Zunge' by Laura Wagner (

Trailer of NEU NOW 2011

Music: Sadie by Maartje Meijer

Trailer of NEU NOW 2010
Music: Es Prematuro by Tu Madre

Trailer of NEU NOW 2009

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