NextLOOK: Unpacking Audience Engagement Workshop

NextLOOK: Unpacking Audience Engagement Workshop

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 . 7PM

Event Attributes

Estimated Length: 
1 hour

What does true exchange and engagement between an artist and an audience look like, and how can artists incorporate audience feedback into their creative process in a robust way?

Hear from several regionally-based artists about how they’ve experimented with multiple forms of audience engagement to inform their creative process. Panelists include Margot Greenlee, director, BodyWise Dance; Scott Patterson, artistic director of AfroHouse; and Jason Schlafstein, co-founder and producing artistic director of Flying V.

We’re digging into this subject to help artists prepare proposals for a NextLOOK residency at Joe’s Movement Emporium in the 2017-18 season. The 2017-2018 NextLOOK Request for Proposals has been released and the deadline to apply is Friday, March 3, 2017. To download the RFP, visit

About NextLOOK

Established in 2014 through a partnership between The Clarice and Joe’s Movement Emporium, NextLOOK supports the development of new music, plays, dance and other experiences by performing artists based in DC, Maryland and Virginia who are looking to incorporate audience feedback into their creative process.

Selected through a yearly application process, NextLOOK artists are given a stipend and access to rehearsal and performance space at Joe’s Movement Emporium. These artists also collaborate with The Clarice and Joe’s Movement Emporium staff to construct innovative methods of deepening the audience’s involvement in their creative process. By removing logistical barriers and providing a sounding board for artists creating new work, NextLOOK invests in the regional DC/MD/VA arts ecology and creates an accessible, exploratory environment that connects intriguing artists with adventurous audiences. All performances are held at Joe’s Movement Emporium and are pay what you wish.