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Touring Roster Inclusion

Opportunity for Texas Individuals, Businesses, IHEs, and
Nonprofits for Inclusion in a Performing Arts Roster

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Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA)

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Opportunity for Texas nonprofits, individuals, IHEs, and businesses providing performing arts performances to be listed on a State roster of available performers. Applicants may submit drafts for review up to two weeks before the deadline. Eligible disciplines include dance, music, theater, literature, storytelling, visual arts, and film/media arts.

The Texas Commission on the Arts maintains an approved Touring Roster of Texas-based touring companies and artists. In this program, the artist or artist's management sets the fee and negotiates the booking. Applicants must have a history of touring and maintain a reasonable fee range. Roster artists are required to perform outside their community regularly. Touring artists offer single performances as well as optional services that may include workshops, master classes, lecture-demonstrations, arts education components, residencies, or short performances. The fact that an artist is approved to the roster does not imply or guarantee that the artist will receive bookings in the coming year.

TCA Touring Roster available online here:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 154121

Term of Contract:

This grant is multi-year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Texas-based nonprofits, individuals, universities, and unincorporated/for-profit groups providing arts performances are eligible to apply.

Pre-proposal Conference:

It is highly recommended that applicants watch the following webinar:

Pre-Application Information:

You will need a user ID and password for TCA's online application system. If you don't already have one, or if you need to be reminded of yours, please contact TCA by phone and ask for Program Staff assistance. Once you have your account established, you will need to fill out and submit the online Touring Roster Inclusion application form. You will also need to mail TCA the attachments. Materials must be submitted (postmarked) by January 31, 2018. Applications are accepted even-numbered years only.

TCA staff will accept draft applications for review and comment up to two weeks before the deadline. Staff is also available by phone or in person. The staff's role is to assist the applicant in making the best presentation for funding. Staff will not write the application or determine funding request.

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The TCA Touring Roster is available online:

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

To submit a draft for review, email including your organization name and the name of the proposal you want to be reviewed. Commission staff is also available to consult with applicants by telephone at 512/463-5535 or 800/252-9415 (message line), or in person by appointment.

Register and apply online:

For help with online access, call 512/463-5535, extension zero.

You may send application materials to:

Or, mail with tracking to:
PO Box 13406
Austin, Texas 78711

Or via courier to:
920 Colorado Street
Suite 501
Austin, Texas 78701

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USA: Texas