Submit your NextNOW Fest 2015 project or idea!

We are beginning the planning process for NextNOW Fest 2015. The Fest will take place September 9-12, 2015, in and around The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.

NextNOW Fest is a four-day, multi-­arts festival, co-­presented by all partners of The Clarice. NextNOW Fest invites students, alumni and our "Creative Radius" neighbors into our incredible artistic community for four days of artful, participatory and surprising events.

We are seeking submissions of ideas for performances, activities, and visual/food experiences that are participatory, interactive, reach beyond traditional performance contexts, and give audiences the freedom to tap into their own creativity and experience the arts in new ways.

  • Do you have an existing project, or an idea for an experience that you think would be a terrific addition to the NextNOW Fest lineup?
  • Do you know about an exciting and interesting alumni or local artist that we should check out?
  • Are you excited about the NextNOW Fest and want to participate in the planning and execution?

If so, we want to hear from you! Submit your NextNOW Fest 2015 project or idea for performances, activities, and visual/food experiences. Submissions should reflect the spirit of the Fest in that they should be short, interactive, participatory, and unexpected. Participating artists will be selected based upon their entries as chosen by the NextNOW Fest Curatorial Team, comprised of Clarice staff, faculty, students and University of Maryland Alumni.

We are excited to spotlight the work of our faculty, student, and alumni artists alongside artists from our community and around the world! 

Submit your project or idea using this form!