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The Regional Touring Program is designed to support projects by organizations working with artists of all disciplines including, but not limited to, folk and traditional, performing, visual, or literary residing or incorporated in the M-AAA region.

Regional Touring Program projects engage and deepen the impact of arts programming on regional audiences through exposure, interaction and outreach engagement. Through this grant program, M-AAA supports up to 50% of an artist's contract fees for projects that take place between July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022.

Eligible Applicants must:
  • be a 501c3 tax-exempt nonprofit organization, a unit of state or local government, or a federally recognized tribal community;
  • have a valid Data Universal Number System ID (DUNS #)
  • be located in the M-AAA region (Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, or Texas); and
  • be in good standing with M-AAA with no overdue or delinquent reports or documentation.
Eligible Projects must:
  • feature an in-region artist from outside the applicant's home state in at least one feature presentation a minimum of 60 minutes in length that is open to the general public; 
  • offer at least one outreach engagement a minimum of 30 minutes in length that builds an appreciation for the featured artist or their creative discipline and provides additional direct interaction between an audience and the artist or art form;
  • identify other funding sources for the project which can include, but is not limited to, ticket sales, entry fees, cash contributions, grants and/or organizational funding;
  • take place in an accessible facility or on an accessible online streaming platform that allows for artist and audience interaction before, during or after the feature presentation and/or outreach engagement/ and 
  • attempt to engage audiences who lack access to the arts due to geography, economic conditions, ethnicity, disability, or age, including but not limited to underrepresented cultural groups, immigrants, veterans and active military, persons in institutions, those living below the poverty line and youth at risk. 
For more information about the Regional Touring Program Grant please refer to Mid-America Arts Alliance's 
Regional Touring Program website or email rtp@maaa.org.
This is the Organization's name as it appears on its Federal IRS 501(c)3 Determination Letter.
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Select the Applicant's art practice in general, which may not necessarily be the same as that involved in this project.
18. Applicant Contact Information
19. Applicant's Accessibility Information
Date of first public facing activity.
Date of last public facing activity.
26. Project Accessibility for In-Person Activities
27. Project Accessibility Information for Online Streaming Activities
Describe all project activities. Be as specific as possible about the feature presentation and outreach activities that will take place between the project start and end dates. Do not describe unrelated organizational programming.
Briefly describe the process and criteria for the selection of outreach personnel/artists involved in this project. Where relevant, describe their involvement in the development of the project to date.
Describe your plans for promoting and/or publicizing the project. Be specific.
Who will benefit from the project and how? If applicable, include how the applicant, the artist, and/or the organizational partners will benefit. Describe how and which underserved audiences will be included or invited to attend.
How will the applicant measure the success of the project? Describe any plans for program evaluation and/or any other plans for performance measurement related to the project.
The feature presentation artist CANNOT be from the applicant organization's state.
If the artist is on a regional state arts agency roster, the link to that listing will suffice.
38. Artist Contact Person Information

Include a brief professional biography for the artist that might be used in the program or press release for the project.

Outreach Engagement Artist/Personnel Contact Information

Include a brief professional biography for the artist that might be used in the program or press release for the project.

V. Schedule of Activities: Feature Presentation
Feature Presentation Activity : Live Streaming                            

e.g., Zoom, YouTube, FaceBook Live, etc.
Feature Presentation Activity : In Person                             

This is the venue at which this activity takes place.
Feature Presentation Venue Accessibility
Schedule of Activities: Outreach Engagement
Outreach Engagement Activity: Streamed Online                         

e.g., Zoom, YouTube, FaceBook Live, etc.
Outreach Engagement Activity : In Person                             

This is the venue at which this activity takes place.
Outreach Engagement Venue Accessibility
Include information that is relevant to the project described in this grant application.
Round all amounts up to the nearest dollar.
Project Expenses
This should reflect the total amount noted in the feature presentation and outreach activity contracts. Round up to the nearest dollar.
Include compensation for administrative and artistic personnel paid on a salary basis and other contract services directly involved in the activities that will take place between the start and end dates noted. Round up to the nearest dollar.
Project Income

This includes organizational cash, other cash donations, and revenue (including ticket sales or other participation fees) that are expected for this project.
Maximum $5,000. Should be 25%-50% of the total artist’s fees for both the featured presentation and outreach activity, which is dependent on the regional state arts agency roster listing status.

This includes any anticipated funding for this project from a federal agency.

This includes any anticipated funding for this project from a state agency.

This includes any anticipated funding for this project from local business sponsorships or grants.
All projects should reflect a balanced budget so the project income should be equal to or greater than the Total Project Expenses noted above.