Artist Partner Program


The Artist Partner Program is building the future of the arts through the Visiting Artist Series, NextNOW Fest, National Orchestral Institute + Festival, NextLOOK partnership and the MilkBoy ArtHouse partnership.

The Artist Partner Program curates 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 Program extends 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.

On Monday, November 5, 2018 we celebrated our partners with our 1st Annual Arts Citizenship Celebration! Click here for more information.


The 2017 Visiting Artist Series is supported in part by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council