Ever wondered what it takes to "make it"?  
Dreamed of being in front of industry giants, getting to ask your burning questions?
How do I take my work to the "next level"?

If these questions aren't new to you then we'll see you at UP NEXT, a brand new program created exclusively for YoungArts alumni where they get to meet and converse with some of today's biggest industry leaders and established artists.  This all-day professional development workshop will offer insightful hour-long sessions to arts leaders ranging from the likes of Kara Medoff Barnett, Executive Director of American Ballet Theatre to booking agent heavyweight and new artist "maker or breaker", Tom Windish of Paradigm Agency. 

Meet and converse with people from Sundance Institute, Netflix, 
Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, TED, the Whitney Museum, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Broadway League ... maybe a surprise superstar guest or two ... needless to say, UP NEXT is not just a program where our awesome alumni will get to meet these seasoned professionals but it's also a chance to connect with other alumni in various disciplines. (Think YoungArts Week but the Alumni Version!) 

Each UP NEXT symposium will be limited to 50 YoungArts alumni. Attendees will be chosen through an application process, reviewed by YoungArts master teachers and staff. Reviewers are looking for serious, dedicated, and practicing artists who are interested in professional development and exposure. There is no cost to attend the symposia; meals will be provided, but travel and accommodations are the responsibility of the attendees. The deadline to apply is October 27 at 11:59PM EST.

Below is the upcoming UP NEXT in LA.  Each symposium will take place at NeueHouse (www.neuehouse.com) - an innovative work space in the heart of both LA and NY. 



WHERE: NeueHouse | 6121 Sunset Blvd; LA 90028

WHEN: Weds. November 8, 2017

Sample of Schedule

8:00AM - 9:00AM: Registration and Breakfast
9:00AM - 12:00PM: Morning Sessions (3 hour long workshops in various disciplines)
12:00PM - 1:00PM: Lunch
1:00PM - 5:00PM: Afternoon Sessions (4 hour long workshops in various disciplines)
5:00PM - 5:30PM: Break
5:30PM - 7:00PM: YoungArts Alumni Showcase and Happy Hour


Questions ... please contact Esther Park, Director of Alumni and Public Programs at epark@youngarts.org