FUTURES is a photography platform that pools the resources and talent programs of cultural institutions across Europe in order to support emerging artists. 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.
At the moment the project is a consortium of 18 FUTURES members: CAMERA - Centro Italiano per la Fotografia (IT), Centre Photographique Rouen Normandie (FR), Copenhagen Photo Festival (DK), Der Greif (DE), FOMU Fotomuseum (BE), FOTODOK (NL), Fotofestiwal Lodz (PL), Fotogalleriet (NO), Fotograf 07 (CZ), Fotografska Udruga Organ Vida (HR), ISSP (LV), PhotoEspana (ES), PhotoIreland (IR), Photo Romania Festival (RO), Plataforma de Fotografia Ci.Clo (PT), Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center (HU), Void (GR) and Triennial of Photography Hamburg (DE). The project also has a research member: Eurokleis s.r.l. (IT). The platform recruits new members every year from countries around the world.
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.
This year's exhibition BUT I'M AWAKE. IDENTITY, VULNERABILITY AND EMPOWERMENT will take place in August at Kampnagel and is a cooperation with the Deichtorhallen Hamburg, the International Summer Festival, FUTURES European Photography Platform and the Triennial of Photography Hamburg.
Every year, the FUTURES member nominate a group of artists to join the platform. By bringing together a wealth of resources and curatorial expertise, each artist selected by the FUTURES members gains access to an unprecedented network of professionals, markets and audiences.
Find out more about our 5 selected FUTURES artists 2022: