As one of the nation's premier producers of inspirational-arts programming, NEWorks Productions partners with leading humanitarian, educational, arts, and renowned institutions to produce music, concert productions, curatorial festivals, theatrical events, art exhibitions, educational initiatives, and other signature projects that leverage the power of music and the arts to educate, commemorate, uplift, and inspire.
Past and present partners include: John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Mann Center for the Performing Arts, Fulton County Arts & Culture, American Cancer Society, Georgetown University, Oberlin College, Ithaca College, the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Embassies of India, France, and the People's Republic of South Africa, the United States Embassy in Cairo, Amalfi Coast Music & Arts Festival, Washington National Opera, National Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Youth Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, and Philadelphia Orchestra.
Since our founding in 2003, our projects have reached a combined audience topping one million people on three continents.
(Pictured: Community-wide Spirituals Sing, The Kennedy Center, 2015 | Photo Credit: Chuck Frink)
NEWorks CEO Nolan Williams, Jr. is a producer, American composer and cultural curator who uses his art to advocate, educate, and inspire. His vast body of work includes theatrical productions: GRACE (Humana Festival) STIRRING THE WATERS ACROSS AMERICA (The Kennedy Center), and DEVINE HAMER GRAY (in development); choral/orchestral works premiered by major American orchestras; music for television; songwriting credits on two Grammy-nominated projects; arts and educational festivals produced in partnership with The Kennedy Center and Philadelphia’s Mann Center; and cultural programming developed with the Smithsonian, U.S. State Department, and the Embassies of India, France and South Africa. A graduate of Oberlin College, Williams is one of The Kennedy Center’s inaugural Social Practice Residents and a recipient of its National Committee for the Performing Arts 2019 Award for Arts Advocacy. Click here for more information.
(Photo Credit: Marvin Joseph)