NEU Commission Public

Announcing the NEU Commission

Page Not Found is thrilled to announce the launch of the NEU Commission, with the kind help of Salwa Foundation.
The NEU Commission intends to support the emergence of alternative voices within contemporary art. A particular group currently under-represented in Europe is composed of art students with limited financial means, who are required to provide a guarantee for their visa, and to pay high Non-EU tuition fees. These requirements are an economical barrier to the participation of this group in art and knowledge production in The Netherlands, removing from the expected polyphony of contemporary art voices from radically different backgrounds.
Page Not Found will commission four art students from non-European countries to each write an essay or a free-form text in English. The selected writers will each receive €2000 for this commission. This compensation will be provided as an advance payment in September 2023. The commissioned texts will be published at a later date.

Open Call

It is no longer possible to apply to the open call.
To ensure equal opportunity for all eligible students, Page Not Found is running an open call for candidates. Before applying, we kindly invite you to carefully review the . Here are some essential points to remember:
Only students enrolled in the Dutch art academies, who are not nationals of the European Economic Area, are eligible.
The deadline to participate is Sunday 17 September, 2023, 23:59 CEST (Amsterdam).
The commissioned text does not need to be submitted when answering the open call.
The jury will select recipients based on their previous writing and financial need.


Page Not Found partnered for this commission with . We thank Salwa and its executive director, Riad Salameh, for their availability and enthusiasm for this project!
The Salwa Foundation is a platform that aims to diversify the cultural landscape by amplifying the many urgent and passionate voices of artists and makers who are new to the Netherlands. Prioritizing artists with migrant backgrounds, Salwa provides them with guidance, resources, and support so that they can sustain their creative practices and independently hone their craft and their style.
This initiative is kindly supported by the Mondriaan Fonds.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us by email!
neu-commission (at) page-not-found (dot) nl

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