Next supports individuals and collectives within the creative industries who strongly pant for possibilities to move on, broaden and deepen skills.

Next talent program

Talent program for those who make innovative creative visual representations and explore the boundaries of the moving image.

Next is a new tailor sized program intending to further local talent in tight collaboration with the industry, creative and educational field. The program supports local talents by using all means and individual guidance and coaching.

The needs of the talent are leading and will result in tailor-made programs with which we support and co-construct a track record for each of our talents.

We want to boost the creative industry in the region of Noord-Brabant by allowing talents the resources, people and knowledge to kick-start their careers, initiate and produce new projects and create or broaden their (inter)national network.

How it works

Talents for Next are forwarded by the national and regional industry. Besides the obvious freshly graduates, we look for talents in diverse disciplines and with varied backgrounds: film and image makers who have earned their credits and are at a point in their career about to take and investigate new paths or directions.

The partners in Next, consisting of representatives from the industry, selects three talents per year. A program, tailored to the specific needs and wishes of each talent, is set up.

For at least one year the six talents commit themselves to their personal talent-program and work together with coaches, professionals and advisors to nourish their needs for knowledge and skills in all kinds of fields and levels.

Next Academy

We believe in sharing. Next stimulates new partnerships and collaborations and makes many of its workshops and masterclasses available to a broad group of talents and professionals. In 2019 we’ll organize several workshops and masterclasses for professionals in our brand new Next Academy. More to be announced soon!

Please look for all Next activities in our online agenda and join our talents!

Next artists

Next activities

Next is an initiative of Playgrounds and is developed by Playgrounds, Submarine Channel, PostPanicKaboom animation film festival, AKV|St. Joost, Solar World Cinema and independent animation film maker Frodo Kuipers.

Next is supported by bkkc, Provincie Noord-Brabant and Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie.


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