About the Futures Platform
Since 2017, PhotoIreland is the Irish member of a European Platform of Photography named Futures. Run by Vandejong from Amsterdam, it counts with 11 other European partners, and it is co-funded by the EU Creative Europe Programme.
The aim of Futures is to pool the resources and talent programmes of leading photography institutions across Europe in order to increase the capacity, mobility and visibility of its selected artists. Every year, Futures organises a series of events across Europe within each of its member countries – in May 2020, the newly selected Irish talents will be presented at an exhibition in Dublin. Every year they artists are all brought together at the main Futures event at Unseen Amsterdam. The artists of the platform will also be promoted online, in certain publications, and will have a profile page on the Futures website, as can be seen at futures-photography.com/artists
Each year, all the partner organisations put forward talents from their country to be part of the platform. PhotoIreland put forward 10 artists: Dorje de Burgh, Megan Doherty, Jamin Keogh, Aisling McCoy, Yvette Monahan, Miriam O’ Connor, Ciaran Óg Arnold, George Voronov, Róisín White, and Barry W Hughes. These Irish Futures artists were selected having carefully considered their practice and their career.
This year, we wish to extend this selection opportunity through an open call, so we can consider everyone interested.
Every year the Futures members and artists are brought together at the Futures event at Unseen Amsterdam. The format and events change every year. In the previous years, events at Unseen included a showcase of all the Futures artists, a special exhibition of a smaller selection of Futures artists, portfolio reviews, online mentorships, international residencies, a special Futures magazine publication,
You may submit your work by emailing a single PDF file to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the following:
- A description of your latest/current project with text and images.
- A brief information of your past projects (links are accepted).
- A comprehensive CV, including a short bio in third person.
- In the email body, please confirm that you are able to attend Unseen Amsterdam 18-20 September 2020
The deadline for submissions is midnight Sunday 1st March 2020. We don’t extend deadlines, so it is very important you give yourself plenty of time in case of technical errors, or to ask any questions, as problems cannot be resolved in the final few hours of the submission.