NextNOW Fest 2021

Where Creativity and Community Converge
September 13-19, 2021
Free!

 

The Clarice’s NextNOW Fest is an inspiring arts experience that celebrates imagination, creativity and community. By amplifying the voices of intriguing, inventive artists from around campus and our community, NextNOW Fest creates a forward-looking microcosm where art transforms our future and (re)connects us all.

NextNOW Fest is a signature event in University of Maryland's new Arts for All initiative, which leverages the combined power of the arts, technology and social justice to address the grand challenges of our time. In addition to our traditional student, academic and touring arts lineup at The Clarice on Sep 17 and 18, we’re thrilled to forge new partnerships with more student-led groups, academic departments and community organizations to expand the festival to seven days at sites throughout campus and into College Park!

BAG POLICY

NextNOW Fest 2021 events at The Clarice on Friday, September 17 and Saturday, September 18 will have bag restrictions in place. These are meant to enhance safety, security and entrance efficiency for attendees. While we prefer FestGoers to travel light and without bags, small clutch bags, measuring no more than 4.5 x 6.5 inches, will be allowed. No other bags will be allowed on September 17 and 18 events at The Clarice except for medically necessary bags. Please note that storage will not be available. Security personnel will search clutch bags and medical bags.

 

Performances

  • Genre
  • Literary  
  • Conversation  
  • Film  
  • Dance  
  • Comedy  
  • Arts & Crafts  
  • Art  
  • Exhibit  
  • Installation  
  • Music  
  • Other  

September 13, 2021

Art
Exhibit
Installation

10:00 AM
Various Locations – NextNOW Fest 2021
Art
Exhibit
Installation

4:00 PM
Adele H. Stamp Student Union
Arts & Crafts

5:30 PM
Adele H. Stamp Student Union

September 14, 2021

Art
Exhibit
Installation

10:00 AM
Various Locations – NextNOW Fest 2021
Art
Exhibit
Installation

5:00 PM
Parren J. Mitchell Art-Sociology Building
Music

7:45 PM
Parren J. Mitchell Art-Sociology Building

September 15, 2021

Art
Exhibit
Installation

10:00 AM
Various Locations – NextNOW Fest 2021
Arts & Crafts
Literary

11:00 AM
Tawes Plaza

September 16, 2021

Art
Exhibit
Installation

10:00 AM
Various Locations – NextNOW Fest 2021
Art
Exhibit
Installation

11:00 AM
The Brendan Iribe Center for Computer Science and Engineering
Music

12:00 PM
Adele H. Stamp Student Union

September 17, 2021

Art
Exhibit
Installation

10:00 AM
Various Locations – NextNOW Fest 2021
Art
Exhibit
Installation

11:00 AM
The Brendan Iribe Center for Computer Science and Engineering
Art
Exhibit
Installation

6:00 PM
Encore Bar
Art
Installation

6:00 PM
Cafritz Foundation Theatre
Arts & Crafts

6:00 PM
Applause Café
Art
Installation

6:00 PM
School of Music Courtyard
Conversation

6:00 PM
Leah M. Smith Hall
Music

6:00 PM
The Clarice Courtyard
Art
Installation

6:00 PM
Grand Pavilion
Art
Exhibit
Installation

6:00 PM
Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library
Art
Exhibit
Installation

6:00 PM
School of Music Courtyard
Other

6:00 PM
Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library Courtyard
Comedy

6:00 PM
Dance Studio 1
Other

6:00 PM
Dance Theatre
Art
Exhibit
Installation

6:00 PM
School of Music Lobby
Arts & Crafts

6:00 PM
School of Music Courtyard
Film

6:30 PM
Gildenhorn Recital Hall
Comedy

8:00 PM
Kay Theatre
Dance

9:00 PM
Dance Studio 1
Film

9:30 PM
Gildenhorn Recital Hall

September 18, 2021

Arts & Crafts

6:00 PM
Applause Café
Art
Exhibit
Installation

6:00 PM
Encore Bar
Art
Installation

6:00 PM
Cafritz Foundation Theatre
Dance

6:00 PM
Dance Studio 1
Art
Installation

6:00 PM
School of Music Courtyard
Conversation

6:00 PM
Leah M. Smith Hall
Art
Installation

6:00 PM
Grand Pavilion
Art
Exhibit
Installation

6:00 PM
Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library
Art
Exhibit
Installation

6:00 PM
School of Music Courtyard
Other

6:00 PM
Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library Courtyard
Other

6:00 PM
Dance Theatre
Art
Exhibit
Installation

6:00 PM
School of Music Lobby
Art

6:00 PM
Applause Café
Arts & Crafts

6:00 PM
School of Music Courtyard
Music

7:00 PM
Kay Theatre
Comedy

7:00 PM
Gildenhorn Recital Hall
Other

9:00 PM
The Clarice Courtyard

September 19, 2021

Arts & Crafts

11:00 AM
The Hall CP
Arts & Crafts

11:00 AM
The Hall CP
Music

11:00 AM
The Hall CP
Arts & Crafts

11:00 AM
The Hall CP
Music

11:00 AM
The Hall CP
Arts & Crafts

11:00 AM
The Hall CP
Music

12:00 PM
The Hall CP
Music

1:15 PM
The Hall CP
Music

2:15 PM
The Hall CP