DATE: 19-05-2017

NEU NOW Returns with Fresh Talent

NEU NOW, the post-disciplinary festival devoted to presenting the work of exceptional emerging artists returns to Amsterdam’s Westergasfabriek from 14–17 September 2017. For this year’s edition, our international jury selected a fresh batch of exceptional artists from art academies across Europe and beyond. During NEU NOW 2017 they will present their work and participate in a programme that is designed to empower creative talent.

Empowering Exceptional Talent
NEU NOW is Amsterdam’s only art festival devoted to presenting emerging artists from all disciplines. As such, we encourage 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. All activities are aimed at creating future opportunities and empowering the selected artists in making a living from the arts. To ensure the maximum impact of our programme, selected talents are recent graduates of one of the major 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). 

Building on a Rich Tradition
During the past eight editions NEU NOW has 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. In 2015 we returned to Amsterdam, where we found a permanent home.

The list of participating artists can be found here.
Visit for more information on this year's edition and the selected artists.