Grants—Regional Touring Program
New Guidelines for FY16

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. RTP grants cover up to $5,000 up to 50% of artists' fees for artists of all disciplines, like those for Perpetual Motion (at right) on Oklahoma's Performing Artists Roster. 

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. 

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New Exhibitions!

Three new exhibitions have been joined the roster of offerings from M-AAA's flagship program—ExhibitsUSA. Visit to get more information about


Celebrating Picasso: Photographs by David Douglas Duncan

Sign of the Times: The Great American Political Poster 1844–2012

Beyond Words: Visual Narrative from the Block Book to the Graphic Novel

and more.


Mid-America Arts Alliance strengthens and supports artists, cultural organizations, and communities throughout our region and beyond. We achieve this primarily through our national traveling exhibition programs, innovative leadership development, and strategic grant making. We are especially committed to enriching the cultural life of historically underserved communities by providing high quality, meaningful, and accessible arts and culture programs and services. Read more…

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