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