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 author visit from me in spring 2022.

About TCA’s Arts Respond Performance Support:

Eligibility: All Texas nonprofits, schools, colleges, and units of government

Intent: To advance the creative economy of Texas by investing in arts activities.

This program provides professional artist fees to schools, libraries, and nonprofit organizations for hiring an artist from the TCA Touring Roster to do a performance. These applications are funded based on a percentage of contracted fees. Please read the FAQ for more information

Grant Type: Quarterly
Application Limit: Multiple applications can be submitted, but only $12,000 cumulatively will be awarded to an organization per fiscal year (Sept.-Aug.)
Minimum Request: $75
Maximum Request: $8,000
Match Requirement: dollar for dollar (1:1)

Details from the TCA Grant Calendar:

Quarterly grants deadline
Arts Respond Performance Support
Grant applications & supporting materials due February 1, 2022 (for activities occurring March 15, 2022-June 14, 2022)

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!