About the Project
About the Project
European Prospects: Visual Explorations in an Undiscovered Continent is a collaborative project which uses photography and contemporary art to examine questions of identity and experience in an enlarged European Union. The core partners are Ffotogallery in Cardiff, Fotosommer Stuttgart, the Lithuanian Photographers Association in Kaunas and Le Château d’Eau in Toulouse. The project offers a new space for European artists and cultural agents to share experience and practice, and achieve wider exposure in Europe for their work. The programme has received financial support from the European Cultural Foundation, The European Union Culture Programme, Wales Arts International, the State Capital Stuttgart and Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts Baden Württemberg.
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Established in 1978, Ffotogallery is the national development agency for photography and lens-based media in Wales. Our view is outward looking, with an exhibition programme featuring artists from Wales and the rest of the world. Ffotogallery seeks to widen its impact and influence through touring exhibitions, collaborations with other organisations and galleries, print and online publishing and an extensive education and outreach programme. We initiated and continue to run the biennial Diffusion: Cardiff International Festival of Photography. Ffotogallery has an active policy of commissioning new work which, in particular, provides a vital support system to photographers and lens-based artists in Wales, forms an on-going record of culture in Wales, and reflects prevailing attitudes and developments in photography more generally.
Fotosommer Stuttgart e.V.
Fotosommer Stuttgart is a non-profit association for the promotion of contemporary photography. Fotosommer organises a triennial international festival of photography in Stuttgart, including focal exhibitions, a competitive photography awards programme, as well as accompanying events across the city. These include photographic exhibitions, workshops, lectures, discussions, information sessions, guided tours and a forum. Fotosommer is one of the largest photography events in Germany and achieves high levels of participation from artists across Europe. During non-festival years Fotosommer organises a range of exhibitions, workshops and projects.
The Union of Lithuanian Art Photographers, Kaunas Department
Established in 1933 and renamed The Union of Lithuanian Art Photographers in 1989 (now referring to itself as the Lithuanian Photographers Association), the organisation arranges photography exhibitions, seminars, and activities to support photographers, particularly encouraging a younger generation of photographers to continue the tradition of Lithuanian photography. Kaunas Photography Gallery is situated in the heart of medieval Kaunas Old Town. The gallery is one of the largest and most important art exhibition places in Lithuania and the Baltic States, dedicated to photography and contemporary art. This non-profit space presents innovative contemporary projects as well as traditional photography exhibitions. The organisation is affiliated with Kaunas Photo Festival, an annual international event.
Le Château d’Eau
The French photographer Jean Dieuzaide founded the non-profit organization Le Château d’Eau - a former water tower now turned into one of the major photographic centres in France - in 1974. Le Château d’Eau became internationally recognized for exhibiting works by prestigious artists such as Lee Friedlander, Walker Evans, Edward Weston, Robert Doisneau, Brassaï and Cartier-Bresson. With a selection of works from both renowned and emerging artists Le Château d’Eau is a place of production and distribution: exhibitions, book publishing, mediation and resource centre. Ten to twelve exhibitions are presented each year, many of international importance. Based on its experience and its special relationship with different artists, Le Château d’Eau is a cultural actor in Europe constantly seeking new creative partnerships.
European Prospects is supported by a network of associate partner organisations from across Europe.
Bratislava Month of Photography, Slovakia
Encontros da Imagem, Portugal
European Centre for Photographic Research, University of South Wales, UK
FAMU, Czech Republic
Kaunas Photo Festival, Lithuania
Photographic Centre Nykyaika, Finland
Belfast Photo Festival, Northern Ireland
FORMAT Festival, UK
Gallerie Les Filles du Calvaire, France
Gallery of Photography, Ireland
Les Arts au Mur, France
Museum of Photography, Thessaloniki, Greece
Sirius Arts Centre, Ireland
Tbilisi Photofestival, Georgia
Warsaw Photo Days, Poland
Vilnius College of Design, Lithuania
European Prospects is a collaborative project that is lead by Ffotogallery on behalf of the core partners.
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