ELIA: Call for Artistic Project Nominations 8th NEU NOW Festival 2016
Cumulus Members are welcome to participate!
September 2016, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Deadline for nominations: February 8, 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.
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.
Nominations are now open!
Use the nomination tool at
to submit nominations of artistic projects
for NEU NOW 2016!
The deadline for nominations is 8 February 2016.
NEU NOW is:
an online and a live event that promotes artistic excellence through cutting edge presentations and activities featuring artwork across a wide range of disciplines;
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 excellent artists and innovative projects coming from art schools and universities across diverse geographies;
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 bringing a new generation of upcoming artists to the attention of an 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 mid to late September 2016 in Amsterdam at the cultural hotspot Westergasfabriek.
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:
Please direct all questions and enquiries to Johan Deeder, NEU NOW Project Assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org