The NextNOW Fest 2024 lineup and schedule will be announced in August 2024. In the meantime, please follow us on Instagram at @nextnowfestumd for updates from The Clarice and the campus creative community.


About NextNOW Fest

The Clarice’s annual 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 connects us all. NextNOW Fest is where creativity and community converge.

NextNOW Fest is a signature event in University of Maryland's 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 festival schedule at The Clarice, we’re thrilled to continue partnerships with student-led groups, academic departments and university-based arts venues to hold festival events throughout campus!