Jan 2021

Nextfest 2021: High School Submission Call – Projects & Scripts (NEXTNextfest)

A high school student sings at Nextfest 2019 opening ceremonies.


We want to give you a platform to share your artistic brilliance at Nextfest 2021 (June 3-13, 2021). 

Nextfest provides students with a safe opportunity to share art and network with the broader arts community. We foster positive professional experiences for everyone involved.

What are we looking for?

We are seeking submissions from emerging high school students that are creating daring NEW theatre works, dance pieces, music, film, spoken word, visual art, multidisciplinary collaborations, or other art.

The sky is the limit and we want to see how you create the clouds. 

Are you out of high school but still want to apply? Check out our other submission calls here.

Who Can Apply?

This stream is meant for highschoolers or highschool aged students (14-18 years old) who are looking to work on a new project or script within a festival setting.

How to Apply?

Please fill out one of the following forms to apply for Nextfest 2021

  1. High School Submit a Script
  2. High School Pitch a Project

Deadline to Apply: January 31, 2021 at 11:59 pm.

How Do I Know Which Form to Submit To?

If you are working on a piece that involves ascribed format (theatre, poetry, etc.) – please select the Submit a Script form above.

If your project does not follow a scripted format (visual art, dance, etc), please fill out the Pitch a Project Submission Form above.


Have an idea, but not sure how to write about it?
Have questions or concerns about submitting? I’d love to chat with you. Send our Highschool Curator an email at Jen.Peebles@outlook.com.


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