On this page you can find more information about Foton. Please use the menu below to navigate:

  1. Who are we?
  2. Becoming a member!
  3. The Board
  4. The Committees
  5. Regulations

Who are we?

Hello! We are A.F.V.D. Foton. A.F.V.D. stands for “Amateur Fotografie Vereniging Drienerlo”, or in English “Amateur Photography Association Drienerlo”. We are one of the cultural associations of the University of Twente. Our mission is: to stimulate photography and increase the photography knowledge of the students and people beyond the University.

We do this by organising weekly events with different themes and topics, such as nature photography, model photography, urbex, product photography, street photography, light painting and so on. Also, we organise weekend trips and a trip abroad. Besides this we have exhibitions and contests. We give workshops from professionals in the field and attend lectures together.

Foton welcomes both newbie photographers as more experienced ones. We have a great variation in levels and interests, which makes our association accessible and fun.

As a photography association, Foton has materials, such as studio equipment, a functioning Dark Room (for developing analogue pictures) and we can use different rooms in the University for our events.

Becoming a member!

If you are interested in Foton, you can come to one of our activities and experience what we do. Please contact us via: if you are interested.

Foton offers members:

  1. Joining the events, exhibitions, trips and other activities;
  2. Free use of (studio) equipment;
  3. Free use of the DOKA;
  4. Free admission to our workshops (these are workshops we organise for both members and non-members. Non-members need to pay a fee to join)
  5. A lot of knowledge and fun…

As a student or employee at the University, Saxion or ArtEZ (AKI/Conservatorium) you can join Foton. You need a Union Card to become member. 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.

The Board

Foton has a board, which is responsible for managing the association. Our board consists of the following roles: (UNDER CONSTRUCTION)

  1. Chair
  2. Secretary
  3. Treasurer

The Committees

Foton has several committees that manage or organize aspects of Foton. It is possible for members to join a committee! On this page, you can find more information about the different committees and how you can join one.

The Activity Committee

The Activity committee is responsible for organising different activities every quartile. In total there are four quartiles each year and the goal is to organize:

  • A Workshop or Lecture (minimal. 1.)
  • A Studio activity (minimal. 2.)
  • A Foton Photo Challenge (minimal. 1.)
  • Other (free themed) activities (minimal. 5)

When joining the activity committee you can help us organizing cool activities. So, do you have ideas about which activities Foton should organize, become a member of the Activity Committee

The Trip Committee

Besides activities, Foton also organizes trips outside of the University. Examples are a city, a zoo or a nature park. These activities are mostly organized in the weekends and can also be visited by donators.
Another goal of the committee is to organize a trip abroad, for example to a nice city in Europa, like Berlin, Paris or London. Do you have nice ideas about trips, joint the Trip Committee.

The Exposition Committee

Each year, Foton organizes at least two expositions, which are held in the Vrijhof Culturecenter of the University. But, it is also possible to organize more expositions in other inspirational locations. When joining the Exposition committee, you will help bringing the beautiful works of art the members of Foton make to the world.

The DOKA Committee

The DOKA Committee, or “Dark Room” committee is responsible for managing the dark room at the University of Twente. We are very lucky to have a dark room for developing photographs, but we need (skilled) people to help other members using the dark room and maintain it. Are you interested in the DOKA Committee (which is also welcoming members who want to learn more about it), please join.

The Promotional Committee

The promotional committee is concerned with (1) the website & social media, (2) advertisement, (3) merchandise, (4) relations and (5) sponsors. For example, it looks for suitable sponsors, manages the blog and keeps up the relations with other cultural organisations and old members. Also, this year, the promotional committee is going to make a yearbook with the activities we organised and the pictures we made. Are you interested, please join the Promotional Committee.

KasCo Committee

The KasCo Committee is responsible for managing the cash flows of Foton. It checks the financial administration of the board and helps with it. Also for non-board members it is possible to join. Are you interested, please sign up!

Join a Committee

Are you interested in one of the committees or do you want more information about (joining) a committee, please send an email to:


Here you can find important documents, such as the privacy policy and internal regulations.

Law & Regulations


  • Work Assignment Contract | coming soon