Artist Partner Programs


The Artist Partner Programs are building the future of the arts through the Visiting Artist Series, NextNOW Fest, National Orchestral Institute + Festival and NextLOOK partnership.

The Artist Partner Programs curate multi-arts performances and festivals with artists and creative innovators from both around the corner and around the world. Dedicated to creating performance and learning opportunities for students and our community, this work also shines through in artist residencies, workshops, master classes, K-12 student matinees and artistic exchange. With a strong belief that artists can be catalysts for community change, leadership and empowerment, the Artist Partner Programs extend the academic learning and cultural opportunities for UMD students, as well as enhances the artistic ecology of the community that surrounds and supports the university.


The Visiting Artist Series is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council.