Talent Development

Constantly on the lookout for new ways to support young and emerging talent in the world of contemporary photography, Unseen has established a number of talent development programmes in the last five years in collaboration with a variety of institutions and organisations. Click on the links below to read more about the awards taking place this year at Unseen Amsterdam.

ING Unseen Talent Award
The ING Unseen Talent Award is an exclusive photography award created by ING and Unseen, focused on new photography talent. The award provides an international platform for emerging European photography talent to present their work on a global scale. The final work created by the five finalists for the ING Collection will be exhibited at Unseen Amsterdam. Read more here.

Unseen Dummy Award
The Unseen Dummy Award is a collaboration between Unseen and Lecturis to showcase the work of exceptional artists and designers from around the world and to give them a chance to realise and publish their photobook dummy. The Unseen Dummy Award gives the winning artist an entry into the international photography industry. Find out more about the award here.

Meijburg Art Commission 
The Meijburg Art Commission aims to discover talented artists whose multimedia work focuses on photography. The commission supports emerging artists in their career and offers them the opportunity to excel in their chosen discipline. This prestigious prize, initiated by tax advisory firm Meijburg & Co, is part of Unseen Amsterdam. Find out more here

Fujifilm Faculty          
The Fujifilm Faculty offers an artist collective the opportunity to develop new work based on research into the nature of Fujifilm through an exploration of process and people. The collective will generate work with the focus on Fujifilm Original Photo Paper. The final work will be presented at Unseen Amsterdam, including daily workshops led by the collective, Fujifilm specialists and guest collectives. Find out more here.

Outset Unseen Exhibition Fund
The Outset Unseen Exhibition Fund is a unique partnership between Unseen and Outset Netherlands, providing a new institutional platform for emerging talent. Every year an international curatorial committee (of the youngest generation) selects one outstanding artist exhibiting at Unseen who will be given a solo exhibition at an international institution. Read more here.

Grolsch Unseen Residency
The Grolsch Unseen Residency is a two-month scholarship given annually to one of the premiering artists of Unseen. The winning artist will be housed in a European city and will create a new body of work whilst looking at the urban space in alternative and uncommon ways. The end result of the residency will be launched at the following edition of Unseen Amsterdam. Find out more here