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, 10-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, typically in their 20s to 40s, 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.
Nonprofits can now apply for the NeXt! Consulting Project. Click here to learn more and apply.
Application Deadline & Acceptance
Contact the Fund for the Arts Community Impact Team at email@example.com