Co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, Futures is a platform focused on amplifying emerging talents in photography in Europe. Since 2017, the project has been offering a full programme to increase the capacity, mobility and visibility to various artists selected every year by leading art institutions across Europe.
Who we are
Futures is a photography platform that pools the resources and talent programmes of cultural institutions across Europe in order to support new talents. The project is a consortium of 12 Futures members: British Journal of Photography (UK), The Calvert Journal (UK), CAMERA - Centro Italiano per la Fotografia (IT), Hyères Festival (FR), FOMU (BE), Fotofestiwal Lodz (PL), PHotoESPAÑA (ES), PhotoIreland (IR), Photo Romania Festival (RO), Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center (HU), Eurokleis (IT) and Triennial of Photography Hamburg (DE). These members are prominent institutions operating in the field and have a great impact and influence in the world of photography.
How it works
Every year, the Futures members nominate a group of artists to join the platform. By bringing together a wealth of resources and curatorial expertise, each talent selected by the members gains access to an unprecedented network of professionals, markets and audiences. The platform aims to stimulate the photographic economy from the bottom up by expanding the market. Being selected within Futures is a proof of quality of the artists and increases their commercial opportunities.
What we do
Futures organizes a series of events across Europe within each of its member countries, online activities to professional and artistic development, and collaboration between art professional and our talents. Every year, they are all brought together at the Futures main event in the second semester. In this annual event, Futures offers workshops, portfolio reviews, coaching sessions, exhibitions and more.