Roots & Branches 7: DJ 2-Tone Jones

“This is very conceivable.” In this series, we look at different ways that Next Level’s influence endures, often long after the residencies are over. How do the seeds that we have planted take root and grow? In previous posts, we have discussed how Next Level has influenced artists’ attitudes towards education, technology, community building, professional identity, social

Roots and Branches: Dumi Right

One of the most important principles of the Next Level program is exchange: knowledge is not taught, so much as it is shared. Because of this approach, our most significant moments often reflect lifetimes of diverse experience coming together to create something new. So one way to understand Next Level is to view each residency as

Next Level Moments 2016: Mountain Music

As 2016 comes to a close, we want to take some time to reflect on our favorite moments of the past year. Though of course we are very proud of the larger-scale initiatives we have developed and the partnerships and collaborations we have been privileged to take part in, sometimes it’s the small spontaneous activities that