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REGIONAL TOURING PROGRAM

M-AAA’s Regional Touring Program (RTP) awards grants to qualifying organizations that present public events in their area. These grants are designed to support projects of artistic excellence and merit by underwriting fees of artists who live in the region.
  • Presenters that book an artist listed on a state touring roster may get up to 50 percent of the fee underwritten.
  • Presenters that book an artist that lives in the region, but is not listed on a touring roster, may get up to 25 percent of the fee underwritten.
  • Presenters located in rural communities may receive an additional 10 percent of the fee underwritten.
Touring artists must come from outside your state but within M-AAA's service region (Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas). Grants are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, until the allocation for your state is gone.

Presenters may book artists in any discipline, not just in performing arts. Most of the state arts agency rosters include visual and literary artists. Those links are listed below, and for additional information, refer to the grant guidelines.

NEW Deadlines for FY16
With the M-AAA's new fiscal year, covering events between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016, applications now will be accepted on a rolling deadline. 
  • Applicants may apply at any time up to eight weeks before the start date of their project. For example, if an event is to take place July 1, 2015, the grant application is due no later than May 6, 2015.
  • Award letters will be sent by mail three weeks before the start of the project. 
  • Drafts submitted less than twelve weeks in advance of project start dates will not be reviewed. 
The grant application is available at:

We encourage you to review the grant guidelines and the FAQs for Organizations before you submit a draft or an application, and submit your materials as early as possible to meet the deadlines. For an overview of M-AAA's general grant policies, as well as a glossary of terms, refer to the document FY15 General Terms and Conditions.

Grants come with several conditions, including a requirement that a complementary arts activity must precede a public performance. Organizations also must be a nonprofit organization, or a governmental or tribal entity.

We encourage you to review the grant guidelines and the FAQs for Organizations before you submit a draft or an application, and submit your materials as early as possible to meet the deadlines. For an overview of M-AAA's general grant policies, as well as a glossary of terms, refer to the document FY15 General Terms and Conditions.

State Arts Agency Rosters
Arkansas Arts on Tour Roster
Celebration arts, dance, film, music, theater, visual arts

Kansas Artist Roster
Classical music ensembles and soloists, dance and movement theater, jazz, music technology, storytelling, theater, traditional and acoustic music ensembles and soloists, visual and literary artists

Missouri Touring PerformersDance, music, puppetry, school touring qualified, storytelling, theater, visual arts, young audiences

Nebraska Touring Program Roster
Dance, folklife/traditional arts, interdisciplinary, literature, music, opera/musical theater, theater, visual arts

Oklahoma Performing Artist Roster
Classical, dance, ethnic, folk, western and bluegrass, jazz and blues, Native American programming, opera and choral, solo artists, storytelling, theater, younger audiences

Texas Touring Roster
Dance, folk arts, music, theater, visual and media, words
For more information, email us at rtp (at) maaa.org.

If You Are an Artist
Although RTP grants are for presenters, artists can assist presenting organizations by taking these steps:
  • Getting registered on the touring roster for your home state. If you are already registered, make sure that your information is up to date.Regional Touring Program grants.
  • Create an artist web site if you do not have one. If you already have a web site, make sure your content is up to date. Presenters are required to submit a link to your site as part of the application.
  • Submit an M-AAA Records Request Form, which is required before a presenter can submit an application. To submit a request, go to M-AAA's forms site on Submittable and select "Records Request Form" from the menu.

For additional information, read the FAQs for Artists.

New! Marketing Flier for Roster ArtistsIf you are an artist listed on a state's arts roster and would like to market the availability of RTP grants to prospective venues, M-AAA has created free marketing piece that you can download.

Use these links:

Email version – to attach or embed in an email.
Print version – Two-up; cut in half after you print. This piece is in color, so if you would like to print in black-and-white, specify this in your print settings.


 
 
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