How were entries selected?

An international judging panel of fifteen experts, three in each of the five arts disciplines, selected work for the online festival on the basis of the following criteria:

Work that:
  • engages with, and makes a bold contribution to, leading edge practice in the international field of the discipline;
  • demonstrates clear potential as work that is likely to achieve a good professional standard of presentation;
  • is likely to stimulate the interest of promoters, curators, festival organizers and/or producers working in the professional field of the discipline;
  • is suitable for presentation and is likely to stimulate the interest of an international audience;
  • together with the other work selected within the discipline, contributes to the presentation of a diverse range within the category.

The jury also suggested which works to be presented in the NEU NOW LIVE festival 2011.

The jury consisted of:

Visual Arts
Alessandro Stillo Institution BJCEM (Biennale des jeunes createurs de l'Europe et de la Mediterranee)
Thijmen van Grootheest Gerrit Rietveld Academie
Christine O'Loughlin École régionale des Beaux-Arts de Rouen

Emmanuel Tibloux Ecole Superieure d'Art et Design de Saint-Etienne
Brenda Duggan Dublin Institute of Technology
Marius Marcu Lepadat University of Architecture and Urban Design “Ion Mincu” Bucharest

Theatre and Dance
Sema Goktas Kocaeli University Fine Arts Faculty
Theu Boermans Its Festival
Karen Maria Jonsdottir Iceland Academy of Arts

Holger Schulze University of the Arts Berlin
Marje Lohuaru Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre
Robert Fitzpatrick Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia

Pavlina Mladenova Videoholica Association, Videoholica International Video Art Festival
Gyorgy Karpati Academy of Drama and Film
Margaret Glover London Film School

The final selection of the works presented in the LIVE festival has been made by the two artistic directors and by Anu Liivak, Director KUMU Art Museum, Tallinn.

Artistic directors of the festival are:
Anthony Dean, Dean of Faculty of Arts, University of Winchester, United Kingdom
Paula Crabtree, Rector Bergen National Academy of the Arts, Norway

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