The CAIC offers two programs designed to strengthen an important sector of the Kansas economy and create jobs.
It is not necessary to apply if you are already on the current roster: http://www.kansascommerce.gov/705/KS-Roster
For complete guidelines: http://www.kansascommerce.gov/DocumentCenter/View/7489/KCAIC---Touring-Roster-Inclusion-2018
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis with induction panels conducted in the Fall and Spring.
Deadline for consideration is Sept. 27, 2017. The review panel will convene in October 2017.
INTENT: To promote Kansas artists and ensure that every Kansas community has access to high quality arts programming.
The Kansas Creative Arts Industries maintains an approved Touring Roster of Kansas-based touring companies and artists. In this program, the artist or artist's management sets the fee and negotiates the booking. Applicants must have a history of touring and maintain a reasonable fee range. Roster artists are required to perform outside their community regularly. 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. The fact that an artist is approved to the roster does not imply or guarantee that the artist will receive bookings in the coming year. If you are an artist, becoming a Kansas Touring Performer helps you to be found by presenters.
APPLICANT ELIGIBILITY: Kansas-based nonprofits, individuals, universities, and unincorporated/for-profit groups providing arts performances and experiences.
Applicants can come from any artistic discipline (including, but not limited to: music, theater, dance, visual arts, literary, comedy, graphic novels, film, podcasting, etc.) provided they can meet the criteria below.
- Be experienced, high quality artists with a professional reputation
- Provide public performances or exhibitions of their work
- Provide educational activities with students
- Provide complimentary activities with the community
- Be willing to tour at least 2 Kansas communities outside of their home base.