International Talent Programme


Vivian Bax Academy visit at St. Joost, Breda 2019

In 2010 we started the Academy programme. Here we focus on photographers who are still studying. We work with nine different art academies across Europe. The students set to work on the years’ theme. During this period, they receive support from their own teachers as well as the BredaPhoto team of curators and a selection of teachers from the participating art academies.

Personal feedback
In January/February, we visit the academies with the team to give the students personal feedback on their work. In April we will invite 45 students to pitch their work with us in Bielefeld. Nine students will be invited to exhibit their work during BredaPhoto 2022. This is of course a great opportunity! The students get to meet other people in the field and gain a large audience for their work: not only at the exhibition but also through all other BredaPhoto channels.

Collaborating art academies

The Netherlands:
St. Joost Breda School of Art & Design
HKU Utrecht

KASK, School of Arts, Ghent
KASK, Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp
LUCA School of Arts campus NARAFI
LUCA School of Arts campus Sint Lukas Brussels

University of Applied Sciences Faculty of Art and Design Bielefeld

Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design (MOME), Budapest

LAB University of Applied Sciences, Lahti

Opening week
All students and talents are welcome during the BredaPhoto festival Opening Week, September 7 – 11 September. This is a great opportunity to meet other photographers, curators and professionals. In addition to these networking opportunities, we organize International Portfolio Reviews, lectures, artist talks and tours of the festival. Keep an eye on the website and our social media for more information.

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