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NextNow

NextNow

UNCSA has made the difficult decision to suspend in-person classes for the remainder of the spring semester, moving students to a 100% online format. This decision, in conjunction with restrictions on large gatherings, means that student events and performances for the rest of the semester are effectively canceled.

Given these circumstances and after much consideration, we have made the decision to cancel NextNow 2020, previously scheduled for April 25.

You’ve watched them grow. Now see them emerge. Celebrate the next generation of artists and creative innovators at UNCSA’s annual NextNow event, benefitting student scholarships.

An exciting evening infused with the creative spirit of UNCSA, NextNow includes a dynamic performance that demonstrates the impact of your support followed by an exclusive cocktail soirée with the next generation of artists and creative innovators.

 

Such a great night enjoyed by all! What a treasure UNCSA is in Winston-Salem!

Shelley Holden

Join Honorary Chair, Scene Design alumnus John Paul Geurts and students from all five arts schools for an evening like only UNCSA can deliver.

JP Geurts

Join John Paul Geurts (Design & Production) at NextNow 2020

John Paul Geurts

Creative Entrepreneur, John Paul Geurts has a strong passion for exceptional guest experience and exquisite design. He currently works for Universal Creative, a division of Universal Studios Parks and Resorts, overseeing the development of a wide portfolio of projects.

Previously, he spent 23 years at Nickelodeon, where he led creative development for hotels, theme parks and attractions, as well as live entertainment, museum exhibits and events. While there, he developed brand standards and marketing campaigns for both MTV and Nickelodeon hotels. John Paul was also a producer for the award-winning SpongeBob SquarePants musical for Broadway. 

Throughout his career, he has been fortunate to transfer his theatrical training and scenic, lighting and costume design skills, to many industries outside the entertainment field. Prior to Nickelodeon, he worked in traditional theatre, television, tech and hospitality, opening attractions and experiences for The Walt Disney Company, Microsoft and Universal Studios.

He developed the original Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights concept into a premier event. His theatrical work continues to drive his storytelling ability and collaborative skills. At the heart of his creative leadership is a commitment to high-quality, unique interpretation and a laser focus on the audience and their needs.

 

Ticket Information

Subscriber (individual) Ticket $225
  • Orchestra seats for Spring Dance performance (7 p.m.)
  • Open seating at NextNow party
  • Charitable contribution $120
Patron Ticket $195
  • Available for alumni or current faculty or staff, subject to verification. Limit two (2) per person.
  • Orchestra seats for Spring Dance performance (7 p.m.)
  • Open seating at NextNow party
  • Charitable contribution $90

Sponsorship Opportunities

We hope you will join us as an ally of imagination and creativity as we raise critical scholarship funds for the artist who will shape the future of human expression. Seating is limited for NextNow 2020. Early commitment by April 1 is advised. NextNow offers sponsors:

  • A strategic and focused opportunity for your company to enjoy visibility with and gain direct access to our community’s diverse group of arts and higher education supporters
  • The unique opportunity to associate your company’s brand with an institution, event and mission that is building the future of the arts by training the next generation of artists and creative innovators
  • An immersive arts experience that will inspire and excite your company’s clients, employees and guests
  • The opportunity for your company to support an institution that is enhancing the cultural vibrancy and overall quality of life for our community

Producer Sponsorship $10,000

  • Sponsors' Pre-Show Reception (6 p.m.)
  • Orchestra center seats for Spring Dance performance (7 p.m.)
  • Reserved table (10 seats) at NextNow party with UNCSA VIPs
  • Estimated charitable contribution $8,830

Director Sponsorship $7,500

  • Sponsors' Pre-Show Reception (6 p.m.)
  • Orchestra center seats for Spring Dance performance (7 p.m.)
  • Reserved table (8 seats) at NextNow party with UNCSA VIPs
  • Estimated charitable contribution $6,564

Contributor Sponsorship $5,000

  • Sponsors' Pre-Show Reception (6 p.m.)
  • Orchestra center seats for Spring Dance performance (7 p.m.)
  • Reserved Table (8 seats) at NextNow party with UNCSA VIPs
  • Estimated charitable contribution $4,064

Advocate Sponsorship $2,500

  • Orchestra center seats for Spring Dance performance (7 p.m.)
  • Reserved table (6 seats) at NextNow party
  • Estimated charitable contribution $1,870


Contact

Please contact the Advancement Office with any questions at 336-770-3332 or nextnow@uncsa.edu.

Past Events

Thank you to our 2020 sponsors!

Updated as of March 11, 2020