NEXT @ The Braid Emerging Artists Fellowship

NEXT @ The Braid is JWT’s Emerging Artists Fellowship, a unique and groundbreaking program that provides professional development, networking opportunities and a platform to Jewish directors, writers, actors, marketing specialists, filmmakers and other creatives in their 20s & 30s. Each year, a council of 6-8 new artists are selected through an application process to serve on a council that works together over a 9-month period to create a JWT-style Salon Theatre production. We will begin accepting applications for the 2019-20 Council in late September.

Applications are now open for our 2019 – 2020 Council!


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Please contact NEXT Council Coordinator Andrew Fromer ( with any additional questions!

Pushing the Boundaries

We work with artists from all mediums to push our storytelling into the digital space! Here is a filmed piece from our latest salon, The Way Home…

Where Jewish Artists Collaborate

Hear from our latest council on the JWT Podcast! What happens when you bring together the next generation of Jewish theatre artists under one roof?



Hear what audiences, writers, past and present Fellows, and contributing artists have to say about NEXT!

NEXT has supported 19 paid fellowships who have engaged 238 emerging artists in creating new work. Here’s what Fellows have appreciated:

“NEXT is important for the arts because young artists need to see how art institutions are working and to understand where they came from to be able to move forward and create our own art more effectively.”
-Vicki, Council Member 2016-2018 and Digital Producer Consultant

“…I most appreciated that everyone got to have a voice in this group.”
-Devan, Council Member 2017-2018

“NEXT has informed me what’s really important about storytelling.”
-Chelsea, Council Member 2016-2017 and Actor in 2018

“I think trying to figure out your identity within your community and being able to incorporate art within that, it helps me to figure out who I am.”
-Daphna, Council Member 2016-2018 and now JWT Artistic Associate

“In the arts so often our peers are our competitors, here it was so refreshing they were my collaborators”
-Sarah, Council Member 2017-2018

Have some questions?
Contact our NEXT Council Coordinator Andrew Fromer

We don’t just make live theater! Check out some of NEXT’s videos below and be sure to SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST, co-created and conceived by NEXT council members…

Wondering what folks are feeling guilty about?

Thank you so much to our most recent group of incredible partners for working with us to present The Way Home!

This program is generously supported by a grant from the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and Y & S Nazerian Initiative, a program of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles. JWT also thanks the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles, Erwin Rautenberg Foundation and Dennis Schuman Charitable Foundation for seed support.