Options are diverse and range from ballet to African dance, western swing to conjunto, muralism to poetry, jazz to children's theater, piano to puppetry, and everything in between.
The Texas Commission on the Arts is pleased to announce that 143 Texas artists and arts companies have been approved to the TCA Texas Touring Roster for 2020-2022. The Texas Touring Roster features some of the state's best artistic talent and is designed to ensure that all Texans may enjoy events and performances by these artists in their local communities.
"Artists on the Texas Touring Roster travel to communities across the state and perform in a variety of venues," said TCA executive director Gary Gibbs. "In addition to performances, they may also conduct workshops, master classes, residencies, lecture-demonstrations, or arts education components as a way to engage community residents. We are proud to offer the citizens of Texas access to such high-quality artistic talent." While social distancing measures are still in effect, Texas Touring Roster artists are encouraged to conduct live-stream programs for presenters instead of in-person appearances.
Your Texas Touring Roster 2020-2022 storytelling artists are:
Artists on the roster must have a history of touring and maintain a reasonable fee range. The Texas Commission on the Arts does not provide direct funds to the artists on the Texas Touring Roster. Instead, TCA provides grants to arts presenters, schools, libraries, theaters, and other nonprofits and government units throughout Texas to help with the cost of bringing in companies and artists from the roster. Presenters may apply through TCA's Arts Respond Performance Support grant category for a portion of the artistic fees for artists from the Texas Touring Roster.
Acceptance onto the Texas Touring Roster is for two years, and benefits groups and artists by giving them a powerful marketing tool. Access to grant funds, combined with the fact that Texas Touring Roster artists have been deemed the best in their field by a panel of statewide experts, makes these artists attractive to a variety of presenters, including schools, festivals, theaters, and other venues.
Artists on the Texas Touring Roster range from individual performing and visual artists to large performing arts companies. They represent artistic disciplines including music, visual art, dance, theater, storytelling, literary art, and folk/traditional art. Options are diverse and range from ballet to African dance, western swing to conjunto, muralism to poetry, jazz to children's theater, piano to puppetry, and everything in between. The 2020-2022 Texas Touring Roster is in effect for work conducted between September 1, 2020 and August 31, 2022.
For more information about the Texas Commission on the Arts, please visit https://www.arts.texas.gov/.