As a Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) Texas Touring Roster artist, I have some timely info that might be of value to you or a school, library, or nonprofit organization you know:

There’s a February 1 deadline for applying for Arts Respond Performance Support grant funding for an online author visit from me this spring.

Details from the TCA:

Grant Program: Arts Respond Performance Support
This program provides professional artist fees to Texas nonprofits, schools, colleges, and units of government for hiring an artist from the Texas Touring Roster to do a performance. These applications are funded based on a percentage of contracted fees. TCA has oriented the artists on the 2020-2022 Texas Touring Roster and is allowing presenters to hire them for live streaming interactive arts activities while social distancing is still in place. If you are hiring them for a planned in-person event, we encourage you and the artist to discuss a contingency plan in case that event cannot be held as anticipated, and to outline that plan in the performance contract. Please let us know if you have questions about the plan you are considering.
Activity dates must start: Between March 15, 2021 and June 14, 2021
Application deadline: Midnight on February 1, 2021
Application form: Online
Resources: Grant guidelines, contact TCA staff

Anyone interested in booking me can click here to get started. After we have a letter of agreement in place, then my hosts will be able to apply for the Arts Respond grant, so let’s talk soon!