TCA: Texas Touring Roster Open for Applications

Dear Local Arts Agency friends,

I am writing to remind you that the Texas Commission on the Arts is taking applications for the 2020-2022 Texas Touring Roster. We hope you will help us spread the word about this opportunity to the Texas artists you work with.

The Texas Touring Roster is a listing of Texas-based artists and companies who tour the state to provide quality arts experiences. It is open to all artistic disciplines: dance, music, theater, literature, storytelling, visual arts, and film/media arts. Touring artists offer single performances as well as optional services that may include workshops, master classes, lecture-demonstrations, arts education components, residencies, or short performances. Being listed on the Texas Touring Roster attests to an artist’s quality and allows the artist to refer potential clients to the Arts Respond Performance Support grant program for partial funding. The current Texas Touring Roster can be viewed here:

The application form is on the Submittable platform at The deadline to apply is January 31, 2020.

Acceptance on the roster is a highly competitive process that is adjudicated by discipline-specific panels of arts presenting and touring professionals from across the state. TCA encourages applicants to submit an application that represents their touring offerings and quality well. TCA has prepared resources on how to apply to be listed on the roster, including three short new videos on the program, application form, and attachments; and an updated FAQ. These resources are all available at Applicants are strongly urged to review all of these resources plus the directions on the application form.


Best regards,


Jim Bob Millan, Deputy Director

Texas Commission on the Arts


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