The 9th edition of NEU NOW will be held from 14-17 September 2017 in Amsterdam at the Westergasfabriek.

NEU NOW is Amsterdam’s international art festival devoted to presenting the work of exceptional emerging talents advancing from art academies across Europe and beyond towards their professional careers, and providing a framework for further development. 

At the NEU NOW festival held annually in September in Amsterdam, a curated selection of artists from across all arts disciplines is brought together to share their works, practices and cultural perspectives in ways that encourage future collaborations. NEU NOW highlights the fluid character of the artistic disciplines to present a programme in which exhibitions, performances, workshops, films and artist talks converge to provide new perspectives and opportunities. Cutting edge presentations and activities feature artwork that questions, comments on and challenges recent developments in the world.

In addition to the main event in September and the online festival, NEU NOW supports emerging artists throughout the year. NEU NOW operates as a platform promoting artistic excellence and creating an (inter)national springboard for artists of the future. Select artists are invited to show their work and participate in residencies with partners of NEU NOW including FOAM Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam, Prix Europa Berlin and more.

Previous editions of the NEU NOW festival were held in Vilnius, Tallinn, Nantes, Porto, Amsterdam and Glasgow. In 2015 the festival returned to Amsterdam, excited to put down roots in one city.

NEU NOW is an initiative of ELIA – European League of Institutes of the Arts.  

NEU NOW 2016 | festival impression 

NEU NOW 2016 | recap