Up Next

Building on the success of YoungArts’ mentorship model with master artists across disciplines, Up Next features talks, workshops and panels that help prepare YoungArts alumni for successful careers in their artistic fields. 
Up Next Symposia take place in Los Angeles and New York and are led by industry experts and renowned artists. These day-long symposia provide vital professional insight applicable for alumni working in all ten YoungArts disciplines. In addition to professional guidance, this program provides YoungArts alumni the opportunity to meet with local artistic professionals and connect with other awardees in their community. Each symposium is followed by a YoungArts artist showcase and reception.

Also taking place in New York and Los Angeles, Up Next Focus provides tailored, industry-specific professional development advice to an intimate group of artists. In its first year, writers, jazz musicians, filmmakers and actors will have the opportunity to present specific projects and portfolios to leading professionals, receiving critical feedback and guidance that will help them to advance to the next stage of their careers.

To participate in these programs, YoungArts alumni can sign up on YoungArts Post, a free private digital network for YoungArts artists to connect, collaborate and learn about additional opportunities.

YoungArts will also offer targeted half-day Up Next programming prior to all core program weeks for alumni who are serving as Resident Advisors in those programs.