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Call for Artistic Project Nominations
8th NEU NOW Festival 2016

The European League of Institutes of the Arts (ELIA) is pleased to announce the call for artistic projects for the 8th NEU NOW Festival taking place mid to late September 2016 (dates to be confirmed shortly) at the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Nominations are now open!

Use the nomination tool at www.elia-artschools.org/neunow
to submit nominations of artistic projects for NEU NOW 2016 and visit www.neunow.eu for more information on the nominations process.

The deadline for nominations is 8 February 2016.

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.

 + 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 mid to late September 2016 in Amsterdam at the cultural hotspot Westergasfabriek.

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:
 + Art Basel
 + FOAM Amsterdam
 + Prix Europa Berlin
 + Southbank London

Who can participate in NEU NOW?
NEU NOW 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 – Association Européenne des Conservatoires, Académies de       Musique et Musikhochschulen
 CILECT – The International Association of Film and Television Schools
 Cumulus – International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media

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

As NEU NOW 2016 takes place at the Westergasfabriek, a cultural complex situated in a large public park, artists who work in street/outdoor art are especially encouraged to apply to take full advantage of the venue’s outdoor spaces.

Please note, artists cannot apply directly but must be nominated by a representative of their (former) institution such as a professor, responsible of international relations or responsible of institution.

How will entries be selected?
 An international jury of 15 experts, representing each of the five categories, will select work that:
 + engages with, and makes a bold contribution to, leading edge practice in the international field of the category;
 + 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 organisers, and/or producers working in the professional field of the discipline;
 + is suitable for presentation and 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.

Works selected from ELIA members for presentation in the programme of NEU NOW live in Amsterdam will be eligible for a grant towards the costs associated with presenting the work. The nominating institution must agree to meet any costs associated with specific works that are not met by the ELIA grant.

More Information
Visit www.neunow.eu for further details.

Please direct all questions and enquiries to Johan Deeder, NEU NOW Project Assistant, at johan.deeder@elia-artschools.org



This newsletter is funded with support from the European Commission. This communication reflects the views of ELIA and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
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