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The Next Festival offers generous scholarships to enable students to attend regardless of financial circumstances. Deeply committed to helping the artists of tomorrow, the festival maintains a unique pay-what-you-can model to ensure that participants can attend for a price they can afford. We are very proud to have met 100% of student need each season.

Because the festival is small (only 20 students), your gift today will have a huge impact. Your tax-deductible gift will help support our wonderful artists and help us continue to create innovative programming.

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Giving Levels

Festival Friend – $50-$99
Help support our mission and become a part of the Next Festival family!
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Festival Sponsor – $100-$249
Your gift will be invaluable in helping us to accomplish our programs and mission, and is much appreciated!
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Festival Patron – $250-$1,499
Your gift will help support the valuable work the festival is doing with young performers, composers and choreographers at the beginning of their careers. Help us to help them thrive!
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Composer/Choreographer Workshop Sponsor – $1,500-$2,499 
Your gift will sponsor one of our talented composers or choreographers for our innovative Composer/Choreographer Workshop. The participants are hand-picked for their extraordinary artistic abilities by our workshop faculty. Their work together represents an exciting new exploration of the creative and collaborative processes.
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Dancer Sponsor – $1,500-$2,499 
Your gift will underwrite one of the young professional dancers who will bring to life the new works created in the Composer/Choreographer Workshop. These dancers, based in New York City, are at the top of their field.
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Student Sponsor – $2,500-$9,999
Your gift will give support to one or more of our talented young performers to attend the Next Festival. Student Sponsors will underwrite the tuition, room and board expenses for an individual student or students. These young artists come from around the country and are chosen for their artistry, passion and promise. They are some of the best string players of their generation and represent the future of their art form.
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Season Sponsor – $10,000 or more
Our Season Sponsors help The Next Festival of Emerging Artists to continue our innovative work at the highest level and support the next generation of performers, composers and choreographers. Become one of the elite donors who are key to our mission: providing young artists with extraordinary training and experiences that they will carry with them throughout their careers.
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You may also send contributions by check to:
Peter Askim
ATTN: Next Festival of Emerging Artists
406 Frank St.
Raleigh, NC 27604 

IMPORTANT: Make checks payable to “Fractured Atlas” and include “The Next Festival” in the memo line of the check.

The Next Festival of Emerging Artists is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non‐profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of The Next Festival must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” only and are tax‐deductible to the extent permitted by law.

If you would like to volunteer your time or help support us in any other way, please get in touch with us. We’d love to talk!