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Touring Roster Inclusion

Opportunity for Texas Individuals, Businesses, IHEs, and
Nonprofits to be Listed on a Performing Arts Roster

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Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA)

Deadline Date:

01/31/20 11:59 PM CST

Description:

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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. 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, masterclasses, 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.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 154121

Term of Contract:

This is a multi year grant. This is for placement on the Texas Touring Roster from September 1, 2020 through August 31, 2022.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Individuals and performing groups residing primarily in Texas are eligible to apply. Nonprofit organizations that are recognized by the IRS as Texas-based organizations are also eligible.

To be eligible for TCA grants, an organization must:
- Be a tax-exempt nonprofit organization as designated by the Internal Revenue Service and/or must be an entity of government
- Have their eligibility status established with the TCA prior to the deadline day; know that it can take two weeks or more to get confirmation from the IRS of nonprofit status and 990 financial information which may be required for categorization
- Inform TCA if they believe their eligibility status has changed
- Be incorporated in Texas
- Have fulfilled all its outstanding contractual obligations to the State of Texas (i.e. taxes, etc.)
- Comply with regulations pertaining to federal grant recipients including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Education Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988.

The Commission will not fund the following:
- Grants that exceed 25% of the organization's previous year's cash operating revenues
- Social functions, parties, receptions, fundraisers, or galas
- Operating expenses for home offices
- Operating expenses for state operated facilities including, but not limited to, salary support and facility costs
- Activities for which college or university students receive academic credit
- Projects at colleges and universities that serve mostly students and faculty, with minimal or no community involvement
- Projects by privately owned for-profit corporations
- Financing of political activities
- Retroactive funding
- Debt reduction
- Projects, productions, workshops and/or programs that include obscene material as defined in Section 43.21, Penal Code of Texas.

Note: The Commission will only fund capital improvements, bricks and mortar, and permanent (depreciable) equipment through the Arts Respond Cultural Districts or Commission Initiative/Designated Funding grant programs.

Pre-Application Information:

The application deadline is January 31, 2020 at 11:59 PM CST; accepted even-numbered years. Attachments must be postmarked by January 31.

TCA staff will accept draft applications for review and comment up to two weeks before the deadline. 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.

Application Instructions: https://texascommissiononthearts.submittable.com/submit

Guidelines: https://www2.arts.state.tx.us/tcagrant/TXArtsPlan/Guidelines.htm

FAQs: https://www2.arts.state.tx.us/tcagrant/TXArtsPlan/faqfortrc.htm

CA Touring Roster: http://www.arts.texas.gov/artroster/roster/

Touring Roster overview: https://vimeo.com/373948256

Application Walk-through: https://vimeo.com/373948327

Attachments: https://vimeo.com/373948508

Application Review Criteria: https://www2.arts.state.tx.us/tcagrant/TXArtsPlan/Guidelines.htm#GeneralReviewCriteria

Contact Information:

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

Apply online:https://texascommissiononthearts.submittable.com/signup?returnUrl=%2fsubmit%2f99125%2ftouring-roster-inclusion

To submit a draft, send an e-mail to draft@arts.texas.gov and request a draft review. Include your organization name and the name of the proposal you want reviewed. Commission staff are also available to consult with applicants by telephone at 512/463-5535 or 800/252-9415 (message line), or in person by appointment at 920 Colorado, 5th floor, Austin, Texas.

For questions, contact:
anina@arts.texas.gov or 512/936-6573
derek@arts.texas.gov or 512/936-6563

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