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://kansascommerce.com/DocumentCenter/View/6648
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
ELIGIBILITY: Kansas-based nonprofits, individuals, universities,
and unincorporated/for-profit groups providing arts performances and
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
experienced, high quality artists with a professional reputation
public performances or exhibitions of their work
educational activities with students
complimentary activities with the community
willing to tour at least 2 Kansas communities outside of their home base.