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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, 2023 - June 30, 2024.

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 Unique Entity Identifier generated through SAM.gov
  • 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.

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This is the organization's name as it appears on its Federal IRS 501(c)3 Determination Letter.
P.O. Boxes are not accepted.
Street, Avenue, etc. or P.O. Box.
3. Provide the applicant's Executive/Artistic Director (or equivalent) contact information and demographics.
Select all the demographics that describe the applicant's Executive/Artistic Director (or equivalent) leadership position.

4. Provide the applicant's Development Director/Project Manager (or equivalent) contact information and demographics.
Select all the demographics that describe the applicant's Development Director/Project Manager (or equivalent) position.

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9. How many full-time staff, part-time staff, contract personnel, volunteer personnel, and Board of Directors members did the applicant have in its most recently completed fiscal year?
9-digit numbers only, NO dash or hyphen.
12-character alpha-numeric identifier only.
23. Provide information about the applicant's accessibility.
Date of first public facing activity.
Date of last public facing activity.
Provide information about the accessibility of the project's in-person activities.
Provide information about the accessibility of the project's on-line 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.
The feature presentation artist CANNOT be from the applicant organization's state.
41. Provide the feature artist/ensemble's contact person information.

Outreach Engagement Artist/Personnel Contact Information

Schedule of Activities: Feature Presentation
Feature Presentation: In-Person Activity                 

This is the venue at which this activity takes place.
Provide information about the accessibility of this feature presentation venue.
Feature Presentation: On-Line Activity                 

e.g., Zoom, YouTube, Facebook Live, etc.
Schedule of Activities: Outreach Engagement
Outreach Engagement: In-Person Activity                             

This is the venue at which this activity takes place.
Provide information about the accessibility of this outreach engagement venue.
Outreach Engagement: Streamed On-line Activity                       

e.g., Zoom, YouTube, Facebook Live, etc.
Include information that is relevant to the project described in this grant application. Round all amounts up to the nearest dollar.
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.
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 organizational cash, other cash donations, and revenue (including ticket sales or other participation fees) that are expected for this project.
All projects should reflect a balanced budget so the project income should be equal to or greater than the Total Project Expenses noted above.
This is the email address to which confirmation of this application will be sent.
Thank you for applying!  We will review your application in the order it was received.   Questions about your submitted application? Email Regional Touring Program Grant at rtp@maaa.org