NEU NOW Festival 2013 Amsterdam

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NEU NOW Festival LIVE Amsterdam 2013: Trailer from ELIA on Vimeo.

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

The European League of Institutes of the Arts (ELIA) would like to thank all of the artists, organisers, crew, and the public for making the the 5th NEU NOW Festival a rousing success. After five stunning days of art, dialogue, collaboration, and exploration in Amsterdam NEU NOW LIVE 2013 has come to a close. 

The 5th edition of NEU NOW LIVE took place in Amsterdam at De Brakke Grond and Het Compagnietheatre from 22-26 June, 2013. The LIVE festival featured the work of 36 young, emerging artists from 14 countries in the disciplines of visual arts, design, theatre/dance, music/sound, and film. Everything presented in the LIVE Festival, alongside an additional showcase of works for the Online Festival, can be viewed on

The theatre section of the NEU NOW LIVE Festival 2013 was presented in collaboration with the ITs Festival Amsterdam.

Simultaneously with the NEU NOW LIVE Festival in Amsterdam, the ELIA Teachers’ Academy welcomed 122 art teachers from 21 countries in Utrecht and Amsterdam. Presentations, discussions and events of the NEU NOW LIVE Festival were integrated in the programme of the Teachers’ Academy to promote exchange across perspectives and fields of practice. 

About the NEU NOW Festival

The NEU NOW Festival is an innovative international platform for talented graduating artists and recent graduates (within one year of graduation) – of Higher Arts Education Institutions and Universities across Europe and beyond – to present themselves to a wider international audience within a professional arts context. The Festival features the most excellent new artists now entering the professional arts arenas and is an international showcase for emerging creative talent.

The NEU NOW festival is:

  • an online festival 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 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 for the arts and share views on the cultural role of higher arts education institutions;

  • a means of presenting new international generation of professional artists to the attention of a wide audience.


All questions and enquiries can be directed to


Trailer of the 2011 LIVE Festival
Music: Sadie by Maartje Meijer

Trailer of the 2010 LIVE Festival
Music: Es Prematuro by Tu Madre

Trailer of the 2009 LIVE Festival

All images of NEU NOW LIVE 2013 courtesy of Darek Fortas

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