Neu Now Festival

Jo Goes Hunting at NEU NOW nacht © Iris Duvekot, 2016.

Jo Goes Hunting at NEU NOW nacht © Iris Duvekot, 2016.

NEU NOW Returns with Fresh Talent

A grassroots art festival is making a come back this year for its ninth edition in Amsterdam's Westergasfabriek from the 14 to 17 of September. This year's edition of the NEU NOW is going to be action packed with everything we have been waiting for. Emerging artists have been hand-picked by an international jury selecting only the freshest batch of exceptional artists graduating from art academies across Europe and beyond. This programme is built to inspire and empower emerging talents, with a long list of elemental and raw cultural personalities making their first big impression.

NEU NOW encourages and promote the fluid character of the artistic disciplines and present a programme in which exhibitions, performances, workshops, screenings and artist talks converge to provide new perspectives. Activities are celebrated with an aim to generate future opportunities to empower the selected artists in making a living from the arts. Selected talents are recent graduates of one of the large-scale higher arts education institutions & universities of the ELIA network.

Successful artists who participated in past editions include Sophie Dros (NL), Robert Glas (NL), Reber Dosky (NL), Nina Gantz (BE), Vika Eksta (LV), Darek Fortas (PL) and the International Gastronautical Society (CH). 

NEU NOW's past eight editions have presented works of over 750 international talents from all disciplines and an array of international art schools. Since its founding in 2009 the event traveled to Vilnius, Tallinn, Nantes, Porto, Amsterdam and Glasgow. Since 2015, Amsterdam has been make the festival's permanent home. 

More information on NEU NOW 2017 can be found here: neunow.eu.

For an overview of past participating artists, please visit nxt-creatives.eu.

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NEU NOW 2016 Day 1 © Iris Duvekot, 2016.

NEU NOW 2016 Day 1 © Iris Duvekot, 2016.

Destiny's Children, Follow Us © Iris Duvekot, 2016.

Destiny's Children, Follow Us © Iris Duvekot, 2016.

NEU NOW film © Iris Duvekot, 2016.

NEU NOW film © Iris Duvekot, 2016.

Nina Hjalmarsdottir, Suitable © Iris Duvekot, 2016.

Nina Hjalmarsdottir, Suitable © Iris Duvekot, 2016.