NeXt! is a nationally recognized program dedicated to preparing the next generation of emerging professionals for volunteer leadership roles within the arts community. Participants will embark on an immersive, 9-month journey experiencing all aspects of cultural engagement.
Throughout the program, NeXt! Ambassadors network with high profile community leaders, experience professional development programming focused on volunteer leadership, take on rewarding arts-focused projects that have a real impact on arts organizations, enjoy world-class art events, learn where their talents are most needed, and become a defining voice in the future of the arts.
Participants are all up and coming community leaders, from a diverse range of backgrounds and professions, with a passion and interest in the arts.
One of the highlights of the NeXt program is to partner with selected local nonprofit organizations, with an emphasis on arts and culture, through hands-on teamwork and consultation. NeXt project consultations span an array of areas, but will most often fall into the categories of collaborative initiatives, audience development, program implementation, business operations, marketing, and communications, and philanthropy. NeXt ambassadors will experience the inner-workings of nonprofit organizations and use their skills to help advance local organizations’ needs. With the current climate and challenge of COVID-19, projects will not be geared towards large in-person events or festivals and will be set up with the expectation to be adaptable and fluid during these times.
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Application Deadline & Acceptance
Applications for the NeXt! Ambassador program are currently closed and will open in Summer 2021. Contact Nicole Humphrey at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or questions.