Performance: NextLook 2019-20 Request for Proposals

NextLOOK 2019-20

A partnership with The Clarice and Joes Movement Emporium

Request for Proposals
Deadline for proposals: Friday, March 1, 2019
All proposals must be submitted online here.

Announcement of NextLOOK 2019-20 artists is anticipated in late April 2019.

For questions about completing your proposal or about the NextLOOK series, please contact Jane Hirshberg at

The Clarice is the thriving center of performing arts at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Jane Hirshberg, Assistant Director, Campus & Community Engagement
Megan Pagado Wells, Associate Director, Artist Partner Programs

Joe’s Movement Emporium is a cultural arts hub that acts as a catalyst for creativity and economic opportunity for all through programs and productions in education, the performing arts, and work readiness.

Brooke Kidd, Executive Director
Neena Narayanan, Marketing Director

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 want to understand how their audience can become a creative partner.

NOTE: The residency and showing is not intended for presenting existing work.

Artists selected to be part of NextLOOK will receive:

  • A stipend based on a weekly fee, ranging between $2500 and $5000, total, depending on the number of artists.
  • Five (5) continuous days (M-F from 10am to 10pm) in the theatre of Joe’s Movement Emporium in Mount Rainier, MD for project design, rehearsal, audience engagement and performance; NextLOOK artists must present at least one public showing of their work during this week.
  • Support from staff of The Clarice and Joe’s Movement Emporium to construct innovative methods of deepening the audience’s involvement in their creative process.

This year, NextLOOK artists will commit to become part of a Residency Planning Cohort, made up of artists selected to be in the 2019-20 NextLOOK season, along with staff members of Joe’s and The Clarice.  More information about this addition to the NextLOOK program is below.

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.

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