Missouri Arts Council (MAC)
Grants of up to $1,000 and grants of up to $3,000 to Missouri nonprofit organizations, government agencies, schools, libraries, and IHEs to host community or school-based performances. New applicants should contact program staff prior to applying. Funding is intended for performances by qualified presenting artists.
Community Touring provides funding to eligible nonprofit organizations that hire performing artists listed in MAC’s Missouri Touring Performers Directory for public performance(s). The grant will pay a portion of the fee paid to the artist that travels at least 50 miles from their Missouri home base to the performance venue within Missouri. The artists are available for performances, demonstrations, workshops, and/or masterclasses.
School Touring provides funding to PK-12 grade schools that hire performing artists listed as School Touring Qualified in MAC’s Missouri Touring Performers Directory. The grant pays a portion of the artistic fee charged for schools and organizations to present performing artist(s) during school assemblies. There is no travel requirement for this grant.
Additional activities may include small group enrichment sessions, interactive workshops, and lecture demonstrations. There is no requirement for artists to travel any distance for this grant.
Missouri Touring Performers Directory: https://www.missouriartscouncil.org/touring-performers-directory/
GrantWatch ID#: 159873
Applicants may request up to 60% of the artistic fee(s) which may include performance as well as related travel, lodging, and per diem. (40% cash match requirement to MAC’s 60% grant.)
- Community: $3,000 maximum.
- School: The maximum is $1,000 per school and $3,000 for the school district.
This grant is for projects occurring between July 1, 2020, and June 30, 2021.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply online: https://missouriarts.smartsimple.com/
For questions, contact:
Donald Rice, School Touring Program Specialist
Julie Hale, Express Touring Grants for Schools Program Specialist
Missouri Arts Council
815 Olive St., Ste. 16
St. Louis, MO 63101
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