Make a Gift and Make a Difference!

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The Artist Partner Program at The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center relies heavily on the support of the community we serve. In order to maintain and sustain critical program funding, we need you! Ticket sales and university funds make up less than half of the Artist Partner Program’s annual budget. It is only through generous donations that we are able to maintain a dynamic, robust season year after year while providing access to the arts for young audiences. Our loyal supporters make it possible for us to make a difference on our campus and in our community. The future of the arts is in your hands! Make Your Gift Today. 

Every donation has a real impact. Your gift helps bring artists to our campus and community. Your gift nurtures new work and emerging artists. Your gift creates access to the arts for young person and tomorrow’s leaders.

I just wanted to say thank you for the awesome experience that was NextNow Fest. I truly appreciate everyone who was involved -- you all gave me the gift of seeing my words, out loud, and breathed them into life. It was a leap of faith that meant everything to this fledgling playwright, and I am so grateful.  -Natalie Ann Piegari Author of “Unbound;” part of the Alumni Play Commission Shh! Library After Hours

The Artist Partner Program at The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center is advancing the performing arts but creating singular experiences for both audiences and artists through experiences that reflect innovative collaborations, creation of new work and opportunities for audiences to engage deeply. Help us build the future now. Donor support is what makes us one of the leading university performing arts centers in the country.

The Clarice Fund 

Your gift enables us to sustain our commitment to innovation, creativity and curiosity in art-making and audience experience as we build the future of the arts today through the Visiting Artist Series, the NextNOW Fest and NextLOOK, Creation Residencies and programming at MilkBoy ArtHouse.

National Orchestral Institute 

For over a generation, the National Orchestral Institute has nurtured the development of America’s finest young orchestral musicians. Members are selected from a rigorous cross-country audition tour and paired with an international cast of conductors and faculty mentors. Performances are held at The Clarice and in the community with a series of free and engaging concerts at schools, community centers and retirement villages. Your support helps us to build the future of the arts at Maryland and enrich the lives of many young musicians.

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