NEU NOW, the international art festival showcasing the work of exceptional emerging artists, returns to Amsterdam’s Westergasfabriek from 14 – 18 September. Selected artists from art academies across Europe are invited to present their work and to participate in a programme that is designed to empower creative talent. An Established Festival for Exceptional Talent NEU NOW is Amsterdam’s only international art festival devoted to presenting emerging artists that are advancing towards their professional careers from art academies across Europe and beyond. During the past seven editions NEU NOW has presented the works of more than 700 international talents from all disciplines and an array of art schools. Previous editions of NEU NOW were held in Vilnius, Tallinn, Nantes, Porto, Amsterdam and Glasgow. In 2015 the festival returned to Amsterdam, where it found a permanent home. Creating Future Opportunities NEU NOW promotes the fluid character of the artistic disciplines and presents a filled program with exhibitions, performances, workshops, films, and artist talks. The international jury of the 2016 edition selected 30 artworks from emerging artists from 18 countries. The artists will be invited to participate in a programme that is designed to empower, catalyse collaboration and create future opportunities. In addition to the main event in September, NEU NOW supports emerging artists throughout the year. NEU NOW operates as a platform promoting artistic excellence through cutting edge presentations and activities featuring artwork across a wide range of disciplines. Additionally, selected artists are invited to show their work and participate in residencies with partners of NEU NOW including: FOAM Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam, Southbank, Prix Europa Berlin, FHNW Academy of Art and Design in collaboration with Art Basel and more. Empowering Europe’s Emerging Artists NEU NOW is Amsterdam’s international art festival devoted to presenting the work of exceptional emerging talents advancing towards their international careers from art academies across Europe and beyond. A selection of socially engaged artists from a plurality of cultural and artistic perspectives is brought together to show their work. 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 future opportunities. © Topos Kolektiv, NNZ _ Site-specific Improvised Music, 2016. Photographer_ Dominik Žižka © Alicja Symela, Artificial Human, 2016 © Hsu Chen Wei Production Dance Company, The Sacrifice of Roaring, video still of performance, 2016(1) © Sophie Dros, My Silicon Love, video still, 2015. Photographer_ Boas van Milligen Bielke © Destiny’s Children, Follow Us, 2016. Photographer_ Cynthia Mai Ammann © TSAI, YI-TING, An Endless History and it’s Laws, 2016 The festival will take place from 14 to 18 September. For more information on past editions, please visit neunow.eu.