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Unseen is an initiative of renowned Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam; Platform A, office for cultural business development; and the creative branding agency, Vandejong.
Foam enables people from all over the world to experience and enjoy photography, whether at the museum in Amsterdam, on the website, via the internationally distributed Foam Magazine or in the print sales room of Foam Editions. Foam focuses especially on exhibitions, publications, discussions and specific projects relevant to contemporary themes in the field of photography, with an emphasis on upcoming artists.
Platform A is an office for business development in the arts, specialised in cultural events.
Vandejong is an enterprising, strategic and creative branding agency. Vandejong builds optimistic brands that connect people and combines strategy and creativity to speed up change and innovation. This often results in new products or projects. Together with Foam, Vandejong also publishes Foam Magazine.
Unseen is made possible by:
The Westergasfabriek is a cultural initiative that organizes events on the location of the Westergasfabriek, a former gasworks site that dates back to 1885 and houses numerous creative spaces, restaurants, bars and a cinema.
City of Amsterdam
The City of Amsterdam supports events in the city that highlight Amsterdam as a creative, innovative city. For this reason, City of Amsterdam has chosen to sponsor Unseen Photo Fair.
The official portal website of the City of Amsterdam providing information on festivals, attractions, museums, nightlife, hotels, events for tourists, business and expats in Amsterdam.
The Blockbusterfonds is a new private fund that will finance large cultural events and initiatives in the Netherlands. The fund is a collaboration of four partners: the BankGiro Loterij, the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, the VSBfonds and the VandenEnde Foundation. The fund has chosen to support Unseen due to its innovative character and potential to attract large audiences on regional, national and international levels.
Outset | Unseen Exhibition Fund
Outset and Unseen have joined forces by creating a new institutional platform for emerging talent. A committee of young international curators will select one of the artists participating to Unseen, who will be granted a solo exhibition at Foam Photography Museum in Amsterdam at the beginning of 2014.
Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst
Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst sponsors JR.
The coming together of the Unseen Theatre and firestarters is a natural union. Both platforms explore the trends within contemporary photography and both unite inspiring young names with those already established. Both have a true passion for the art and both wish to share that with the world. For more information visit www.firestarters.nl.
WeTransfer is an Amsterdam based online file-transfer platform.
Fair and Festival design by:
Amsterdam-based design studio Müller van Tol specialises in industrial and interior design.
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