The 2015 festival was held at Amsterdam’s Westergasfabriek from 9 – 13 September. It presented 32 artworks from 65 of Europe’s emerging artists. The works were selected within five broad and permeable categories: Design/Architecture, Film/Animation, Music/Sound, Theatre/Dance and Visual Arts.
In addition to the artists featured at the festival, the NEU NOW website also featured 58 other works of outstanding emerging artists. In total NEU NOW 2015 acted as a platform for 90 artworks from across 27 countries.
NEU NOW is an initiative of ELIA – European League of Institutes of the Arts. NEU NOW 2015 was supported by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, the Westergasfabriek, the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts (AFK), the Performing Arts Fund NL, the Spanish Embassy in The Hague, the Czech Centre The Hague/Rotterdam and BeamSystems.
NEU NOW 2015 | Video Impression featuring Artist Interviews from ELIA on Vimeo.
Programme details coming soon!
NEU NOW is Amsterdam’s international art festival showcasing the work of exceptional emerging talents advancing towards their professional careers from art academies across Europe and beyond. NEU NOW promotes the fluid character of artistic practice and selects young art talents from all disciplines to present their work and to participate in a programme that is designed to empower, catalyse collaboration and create future opportunities.
Previous editions of the festival were held in Vilnius, Tallinn, Nantes, Porto, Amsterdam and Glasgow. In 2015, the festival returned to Amsterdam, where it has found a permanent home.
NEU NOW is an initiative of ELIA – European League of Institutes of the Arts.
Trailer of NEU NOW 2013
Screencap Image Credit: Laura Wagner / Steffi Schöne from 'Selbstportrait mit Zunge' by Laura Wagner (laurawagner.eu)
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
Please contact NEU NOW PR & Communications Manager, Maxi Meissner, at firstname.lastname@example.org for all press and partnership enquiries.
RECENT PRESS RELEASES
11 May 2016
Announcing Participating Artists of NEU NOW 2016
PDF in English
PDF in Dutch
NEW NOW 2015 Festival Catalogue
Press Release 2 September 2015
Press Release 20 August 2015
Press Release 30 July 2015EN/NL PDF
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 from 14-18 September 2016 at the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
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.
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 from 14-18 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:
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:
Artists (as individuals or groups) are nominated by their (former) institution within one of the following five categories:
An international jury of 15 experts, representing each of the five categories, will select work that:
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.