Foam Talent Call 2021
The annual Foam Talent Call is a search for exceptionally talented photographers between 18 and 40 years, from all across the world. Foam's Talent Programme is devoted to supporting you and your work. Selected artists receive a number of career-building opportunities, including publication in Foam Magazine's annual Talent issue, participation in (online) programmes and events, as well as the potential to be added to the prestigious Art Collection Deutsche Börse.
Our editors are curious to see new work from all around the world. We are looking for image-makers that have developed their voice and that have something to say. Artists who might have already produced a self-published book, or maybe had a few exhibitions but haven’t had major publishing deals, major exhibitions or retrospectives yet. We strive for the Talent Programme to be a starting point in an artist’s career, rather than an arrival moment.
WHAT YOU GET AS A FOAM TALENT
ABOUT FOAM TALENT CALL
Since 2007 the annual Foam Talent Call is the core step in Foam’s ongoing commitment to scout, present and support new generations of talented image-makers worldwide. The Foam Talent Call and the Foam Magazine Talent issue are Foam’s own yearly look on the ever-growing photographic community.
The public call is specifically addressed towards an age group, set from 18 to 40 years old. The Talent Call is age-based because every year we strive to look at how a specific generational segment of image-makers is engaging with the medium, with the conversations ongoing in the photographic community and with their peers. This year the age segment has been widened from 35 to 40 in an attempt to address the disparity affecting our communities. The entry fee has also been lowered down to €25 in an effort to widen the possibility of its access.
The Foam Talent Programme and the annual Talent issue of Foam Magazine are supported by the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation and the VandenEnde Foundation.
Foam Magazine is sponsored by Igepa Netherlands BV, supplier of excellent paper.
Foam is supported by the BankGiro Loterij, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, Foam Members, Gemeente Amsterdamand the VandenEnde Foundation.
In 2021 Foam receives additional support from Kickstart Cultuurfonds and the Mondriaan Fund.