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CALL FOR ARTISTS: NextLOOK Deadline Extended!

Are you a performing artist living in the DMV area? If you are, consider applying for the 2019-20 season of NextLOOK, a partnership between Joe's Movement Emporium and The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, for artists to develop new work. Click here for the NextLOOK RFP which has a link to the application form.

Deadline extended to Friday, March 8th.

What is 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. 

What do artists get if selected?

  • 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.

Other details?

  • 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 info in the RFP.

  • All performances are held at Joe’s Movement Emporium and are pay what you wish. 

  • This residency will be scheduled based on both space and artist availability during the October 2019-May 2020 timeframe.

  • Applications are judged based on audience engagement strategy. The engagement must be designed to ignite interaction and participation between artist(s) and audience, ultimately informing the artist’s creative process.

Check out some photos from past NextLOOK residences: