Launch 9pm Thursday 3 May
The Liquor Rooms 6-8 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

Join us for the launch of the EU platform FUTURES in Ireland, and the announcement of the 5 Irish artists selected by PhotoIreland Foundation to join the platform in 2018. We will celebrate the launch at The Liquor Rooms, with a cocktail punch bowl, a selection of refreshments, and delicious food.

Talented emerging artists distinguish themselves by taking risks. They explore new ways of visualising ideas from fresh and diverse perspectives. However, from a commercial point of view, these works are not always easy to sell. And this is why these upcoming artists need a strong support system and access to a wider audience. 

Futures is a new photography platform that pools the resources and talent programmes of leading photography institutions across Europe in order to increase the capacity, mobility and visibility of its selected artists. By bringing together a wealth of resources and curatorial expertise, each talent selected by the Futures members gains access to an unprecedented network of professionals, markets and audiences. 

Every year, Futures organises a series of events across Europe within each if its member countries. Every year they are all brought together at the Futures event a Unseen Amsterdam.

Futures is an initiative of the European Photography Platform. At the moment, the platform has 10 founding members. The members are British Journal of Photography (UK), CAMERA (IT), Hyères Festival (FR), FOMU (BE), Fotofestiwal Lodz (PL), PHotoESPAÑA (ES), PhotoIreland (IR), Photo Romania Festival (RO), Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Centre (HU), and Triennial of Photography Hamburg (DE). The platform will recruit new members every year from countries around the world. Futures is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.