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

Touring Roster Inclusion


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Funding Source
Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA)
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Geographic Focus
USA: Texas

Important Dates
Deadline: 01/31/24 11:59 PM CST Save

Grant Description
Opportunity for Texas nonprofit organizations, individuals, IHEs, and businesses providing performing arts performances to be listed on a state roster of available performers. Applicants are advised that required registrations must be completed prior to applying. Eligible disciplines include dance, music, theater, creative writing, storytelling, visual art, and film/animation.

The Texas Commission on the Arts maintains an approved 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 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.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Eligibility: Texas-based nonprofits, individuals, universities, and unincorporated/for-profit groups providing arts performances

Applicant Eligibility
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 the most recently amended versions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Executive Order 13166 - Improving Access to Services for Persons with Limited English Proficiency, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, The Age Discrimination Act of 1975, The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), and the Drug Free Workplace Act.
- Provide assurance that they are not debarred or suspended prior to the payment of an award

Ineligible Requests
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. The Commission will not fund capital improvements for rented or leased spaces.

Pre-Application Information
The application, including attachments, must be submitted online by 11:59 PM CST on January 31, 2024.

Application Limit: One application per organization for this program

Staff members are available to answer questions and provide information on the Commission's services. TCA staff will accept draft applications for review and comment up to two weeks before the deadline.

Applicants must provide their unique entity identifier (UEI) from the federal System of Awards Management (, when applying for competitive grants

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Term of Contract
This is a multi year grant. This is for placement on the Texas Touring Roster from September 1, 2024 through August 31, 2026.

Contact Information
Apply online

To submit a draft, send an e-mail to 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.

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