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Call for Project Nominations
ELIA NEW NOW Festival 2015

The European League of Institutes of the Arts (ELIA) is pleased to announce the 7th ELIA NEW NOW Festival 2015 and is inviting proposals for projects.

Nominations of projects can be submitted via the NEW NOW Nomination Tool at www.elia-artschools.org/neunow.
The deadline for nominations is 15 March 2015.

The ELIA NEW NOW Festival 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 – to present themselves to a wide international audience.

The ELIA NEW NOW Festival is:
 + 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 150 projects across all categories will be presented online at www.neunow.com, which is widely accessible to arts professionals and the public.

A selection of projects will be presented in the ELIA NEW NOW LIVE Festival 2015 that will take place 9 – 13 September 2015 in Amsterdam.

Who can participate in the ELIA NEW NOW festival?
The ELIA NEW NOW online Festival is open to arts students in their final year of study and recent graduates (within one year of graduation) of Higher Arts Education Institutions across Europe and beyond, which are ELIA members, ELIA associate members or ELIA non-European members.
The call for entry to this competition is also open to members of the following partner networks:
AEC-European Association of Conservatories
 CILECT-International Association of Film and Television Schools

Artists (as individuals or groups) are nominated, by their (former) institution, within one of the following five categories:
Visual Arts

How to apply to be part of the ELIA NEW NOW Festival?
Nominations for projects must be submitted by the institution online via the nomination tool at www.elia-artschools.org/neunow and include:
 a short description of the project;
  an artistic statement suitable for publication (max. 250 words) by the artist;
  a rationale why the project has been nominated by the institution;
  technical requirements and set-up time;
 +  nominated work: photos (max.15), a video (max. length of 5 min.) or sound material (max. length of 5 min.);
 +  either the full video or full sound material of submitted work or supplementary photos.

To download the full Call for Projects as a PDF and for further details, including how entries will be selected, available funding and more, visit the NEW NOW Activity Page on the ELIA Website

Want to know more about NEW NOW?
Watch the trailer of the 2013 LIVE edition in Amsterdam:

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



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