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What is the NEU NOW Festival?

23 October 2014

65 projects from 23 countries. Emerging talent from across Europe and beyond. An online and live event...

The ELIA NEU NOW Festival (www.neunow.com) is an innovative international platform for talented graduating artists (or those who have recently graduated) – coming out 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 European League of Institutes of the Arts received hundreds of nominations from art institutions across Europe for NEU NOW 2014, from which an international jury selected 65 projects from 23 countries to be part of the NEU NOW Online Festival.

In a second jury selection, 26 projects from 13 countries have been selected for presentation in the NEU NOW LIVE Festival in Glasgow from 12-16 November, 2014 hosted by The Glasgow School of Art and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

The NEU 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.


The sixth edition of the NEU NOW online and the NEU NOW LIVE Festival includes projects arranged across the following five art disciplines:

  • Design/Architecture
  • Film/Animation
  • Music/Sound
  • Theatre/Dance
  • Visual Art


Don't miss the 6th NEU NOW LIVE Festival taking place 12-16 November, 2014 in Glasgow! For more information on the programme and tickets click here.

Image from Forcing Function (Film/Animation) by Adam Janisch, Poland.
Photo credit: Anthony Molina, Cinematographer.

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