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March 18, 2020: TourWest 2020 Application Deadline Extended to May 1, 2020
WESTAF’s TourWest Grant Cycle Now Open
– Performing Arts Presenters
Deadline April 1, 2020
TourWest provides subsidies to arts and community organizations within the 13-state WESTAF region for the presentation of out-of-state touring performers and literary artists. Grant awards are $2,500 or 50% of the artistic fees, whichever is less, and require a one-to-one cash match by the presenting organization.
Projects must take place between September 1, 2020 and August 31, 2021 and must include both a public performance and an educational outreach activity. Visit the TourWest site for eligibility criteria, guidelines, and policies. Applications will be reviewed in the spring by a panel of industry leaders on artistic merit, presentation of programs to underserved and/or culturally diverse audiences, quality of the outreach activities, engagement and collaboration (including block booking), and thoroughness of the project’s planning.