Foam Talent Call 2023
Foam Talent aims to present a new wave of image-makers.
The open call gives you the chance to be in the spotlight of the international photography world. Being selected as a Foam Talent recognise your artistic potential and gives you the support to jumpstart your career.
What selected artists receive
A portfolio published in Foam Magazine's Talent issue (published early 2024)
Career-building opportunities. Meet and connect to experts and peers throughout the Foam Talent programme, consisting of curators, thought leaders, writers and artists
Be exhibited across multiple Foam touchpoints and gain international exposure: in a show in Amsterdam, one travelling exhibition and our digital platform
Connect to new audiences by participating in events and activities such as talks, masterclasses, podcasts etc.
The chance to become part of a prestigious collection. Every year, the work of a selected artist is added to the Art Collection Deutsche Börse, one of the most important collections of international contemporary photography
Compensation of €1,300 as a selected artist in the full programme (see FAQ's for more info)
About Foam Talent Call
Since 2007, the Foam Talent Call has been 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 full programme are Foam’s own biennial look at the ever-growing photographic community.
Foam Talent aims to be the starting point in an artist’s career. The programme is centered around nurturing and supporting you and your work. If you think your work is ready for international recognition, being selected as a Foam Talent is a jumpstart to your career.
What we're looking for
The public call specifically addresses emerging artists: someone in an early stage of their career, who doesn’t yet have an established reputation but is developing work with a distinct style. We look at a generational segment set from 18 to 40 years old.
9 May 2023
Talent Call opens
18 Jun 2023
Talent Call closes
25 Jun 2023
Talent Call closes after deadline extension
30 Sep 2023
Talent shortlist selected
30 Jan 2024
Publication Foam Magazine #65: Talent
31 May 2024
Kick-off Foam Talent Programme 2024/2025
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Meet Foam Talents
Talents 2022 visible in
The Foam Talent Programme and the biennial 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 de VriendenLoterij, Foam Members, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, the VandenEnde Foundation and the City of Amsterdam.
Explore more in Talent
Foam stands for Talent. We scout, follow and present talented artists in order to stimulate and showcase exceptional quality.
Internationally acclaimed photography prize aiming to support generational talents and provide a platform for photographers from across the world.
A permanent exhibition space in the museum that is exclusively oriented towards the innovative work of young talent from the Netherlands and abroad.