Futures Nordic Talents

Futures Nordic Talents

Copenhagen Photo Festival has been invited as a partner for the 4th edition of the FUTURES, a platform co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union focusing on amplifying emerging talents in photography in Europe. As the only partner invited from the Nordic region, we have created a programme to showcase Nordic lens-based artists with a new programme titled FUTURES NORDIC TALENTS.

The focus is to offer the young talents an experimental forum in which to present their. As a unique exhibition park situated outside of the norms of art institutions, it is Copenhagen Photo Festival’s mission to encourage new alternatives of how to present photography and lens-based art, not only in terms of format (cross and interdisciplinary approaches) but also in relation to architecture and the public sphere.

The finalists are also being invited to a one-day personalised consultation at Artproof, Estonia. In addition, as a part of the European FUTURES partnership, they are invited to join their European peers and photography experts in either Rencontre d’ Arles June 2021), Melkweg Expò during Unseen (Sept 2021), or Paris Photo (Nov 2021). Due to the pandemic, it is likely that the travel to Estonia and one of the FUTURES platform meetings will be decided upon later after the summer and after the finalists have been vaccinated.

Finalists and more info regarding the project




The selected artists will be invited to a 1-day visit to the Artproof labs in Tallinn, Estonia. More information on Artproof: https://www.artproof.eu

  • Part 1 (Half-day: Preparing for the future). You will receive expert advice for producing ‘editions’ for future projects/exhibitions or sales. This part of the day will offer you advice about 1) how to finalize files of your works as ‘editions’ (to prepare artists files, etc), 2) consultation on printing production and 3) how to finish your work (framing materials, how to mount and frame). 

  • Part 2 (Half-day: Creating exhibition prints for the festival): For the purpose of our festival (and other situations where only exhibition prints will be made), you will receive 1) advice and create the files ready for the exhibition prints for exhibiting at our festival in June and 2) specific mounting/framing advice specific to the festival’s budget/presentation. 

  • Schedule: End of April/early May 2021
    Exact date to be discussed between selected artists and ARTPROOF.

It has been agreed that should Covid-19 (or other) travel restrictions continue in the spring of 2021, selected artists may take up this opportunity to visit Tallinn at a later date after the FUTURES NORDIC TALENTS programme has ended.