Co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, Futures is a Europe-based photography platform bringing together the global photography community to support and nurture the professional development of emerging artists across the world. Since 2017, it aims to add long-term value in empowering early and mid-career photographers – launching initiatives to promote their work and granting them access to an unprecedented network of professionals, markets and audiences.
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 13 Futures members: British Journal of Photography (UK), The Calvert Journal (UK), CAMERA - Centro Italiano per la Fotografia (IT), FOMU (BE), Fotofestiwal Lodz (PL), PHotoESPAÑA (ES), PhotoIreland (IR), Photo Romania Festival (RO), Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center (HU), Copenhagen Photo Festival (DK), Tblisi Photo Festival (GE), Void (GR) 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. We also have a research partner: Eurokleis (IT).
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.