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.
- Presenters that book an artist listed on a state touring roster may get up to 50 percent of the fee underwritten.
- Presenters that book an artist that lives in the region, but is not listed on a touring roster, may get up to 25 percent of the fee underwritten.
- Presenters located in rural communities may receive an additional 10 percent of the fee underwritten.
Performing artists must come from outside your state but within M-AAA's service region (Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas). Grants are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, until the allocation for your state is gone.
Regional Touring Program (RTP) Guidelines & Application