Welcome at Foton Arts

Welcome on the official website of Foton Arts. We are a visual arts association of the University of Twente. We organise weekly events, trips, contests and exhibitions to stimulate photography and other visual art and help artists to expand their knowledge. We have a broad variety of members with different levels and interests. So, also if you are new to photography or drawing and painting etc., you are welcome to join.

We were origannly only a photography association, our website is not fully updated on the additions of drawing and painting. This will start from next year onwards.

General information

Foton is one of the culture associations of the University of Twente. We organise weekly events (mostly on Wednesday evening from 20:00 – 22:00, in the Vrijhof at the University of Twente) and organise weekend trips, a trip abroad, exhibitions, contests and other fun activities. You do not need an advanced camera. A smartphone is mostly also sufficient. We have different equipment, such as a studio and a dark room for developing analogue pictures, which can be used by our members.

We organise events with different themes and topics, such as nature photography, model photography, light painting, staging, street photography, and so on. The events will be in English, so international students are also more than welcome!

If you have any questions please mail us via: bestuur@foton.utwente.nl


Are you interested in Foton. You can come by and experience one of our events for free. Please click on the link to let us know you are interested!

Become a member!

As a student or employee at the University, Saxion or ArtEZ (AKI/Conservatorium) you can join Foton. You need a Union Card to become members. The costs for membership are:

  1. Association Fee: € 22,50 (year) or € 14 (half a year)
    This is a fee paid to the University/Vrijhof, so Foton can use the rooms and facilities of the University. The Association Fee can be paid directly at the portal of the UnionCard.
  2. Contribution: € 20 (year)
    The contribution is used to organised events, buy or maintain equipment and organise exhibitions. The Contribution van be paid directly at the portal of the Union Card.

Hire a photographer

Do you want to hire one of our photographers for a shoot or an event. This is possible. Please click on the button below for more information and booking.