About futures and nordic talents

Copenhagen Photo Festival has been invited as a partner for the 4th edition of the FUTURES, a platform co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union focusing on amplifying emerging talents in photography in Europe.

Since 2017, FUTURES has been offering a full programme to increase the capacity, mobility and visibility to various artists selected every year by leading art institutions across Europe. 

As a new FUTURES partner, Copenhagen Photo Festival has created its new programme NORDIC TALENTS. The programme will start in January 2021, with a one-month open call for upcoming and recent graduates of art or documentary photography with Nordic residency. 

More information about NORDIC TALENTS, including the open call and the application criteria, will be published on this website from the end of November/beginning of December.

In February 2021, we will select five artists, from 15 shortlisted, one from each Nordic country, to participate in a series of activities in the spring, including portfolio reviews and Master Classes, leading up to the Copenhagen Photo Festival (3rd-13th June, 2021).

As an integral part of our festival, the finalists will exhibit their works at our main exhibition park at Refshaleøen and present their works through artists’ talks and other activities. As part of the FUTURES programme in its final stage, the NORDIC TALENTS finalists will also get to meet their emerging talents peers and photography experts from across Europe.


FUTURES has a digital festival running from 5-31st Oct 2020. To read more, click here.


The project is a consortium of 12 Futures members: British Journal of Photography (UK), The Calvert Journal (UK), CAMERA – Centro Italiano per la Fotografia (IT), Hyères Festival (FR), FOMU (BE), Fotofestiwal Lodz (PL), PHotoESPAÑA (ES), PhotoIreland (IR), Photo Romania Festival (RO), Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center (HU), Eurokleis (IT) and Triennial of Photography Hamburg (DE).  These members are prominent institutions operating in the field and have a great impact and influence in the world of photography.