Orientation with upcoming Next Level Artists

Next Level Orientation Cypher at the Lincoln Memorial

On June 16th, 28 hip hop artists and educators will be coming to DC to participate in Meridian's Next Level program orientation. Next Level is an ongoing artist exchange program that Meridian has done in collaboration with the University of North Carolina which is now in its sixth cycle. Together with the U.S. State Department, Next Level has sent 85 artists to 28 countries and will be sending these artists to an additional five: Mongolia, Russia, Ethiopia, Peru, Bolivia, and Nepal.

While at Meridian, participants in Next Level will attend workshops to help them prepare for their residencies, teaching their disciplines of hip hop to students around the world. On early Sunday afternoon, the visual artists will work together to paint two stretches of canvas, which will be displayed on the following day at a live performance in front of the Lincoln Memorial.

You can read about the artists and see updates about their residencies as they take place on nextlevel-usa.org

Project summary

Orientation with upcoming Next Level Artists | June 2019
Number of Attendees: 28
Regions: Africa, East Asia and Pacific, Europe and Eurasia, Western Hemisphere
Countries: Mongolia, Russia, Nepal, Peru, Ethiopia
Impact Areas: Cultural Diplomacy
Program Areas: Culture, Global Leadership
Partners: Public Sector