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Utrecht, The Netherlands

FOTODOK, Utrecht is a space for expanded documentary or artistic practices that ask socially relevant questions. The distinctive position of FOTODOK’s programming lays in how it develops a continuous approach. FOTODOK chooses an “umbrella” theme and keeps on researching, showcasing, and discussing the chosen topic throughout the year. We seek a long-lasting relationship with the topic, and want multi-directional engagement with the subject matter. FOTODOK’s programme is based upon four pillars: exhibitions, public programme, talent development projects, and education. In 2023-early 2024, FOTODOK will move to a new location at Gietijzerstraat 3, Utrecht. The new cultural hub De Machinerie is an initiative by FOTODOK, Nederlands Film Festival, and Hoogt on Tour, who will share one roof and collaborate on programming. The location, which will occupy 2500 square meters, is currently being re-designed in order to fit the needs of the incoming organisations. De Machinerie will bring together a community of institutions and individuals interested in visual and lens based arts, and will improve the cultural landscape of the city.