The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center is in the College of Arts and Humanities at the University of Maryland. As part of a major public research university, The Clarice is committed to collaboration and the creation and support of new work that further advances our knowledge and understanding, working in its creative radius. The Clarice is creating the NextNOW. We are building the future of the arts by educating, training and presenting the next generation of artists and creative innovators. By shaping NextNOW audiences, experiences and artists, The Clarice breaks through traditional boundaries in art-making and audience development.