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What Are Missouri Touring Performers?

The name "Missouri Touring Performers" means two things:

• A Missouri Arts Council program that through monthly grants brings a variety of Missouri performers--including dancers, musicians, theater performers, storytellers and more--to communities throughout the state

• The artists who are listed in the program's directory

Artists formally apply to be included in the directory, and are reviewed by a Missouri Arts Council panel for their artistic quality, management ability, and touring experience. The Missouri Arts Council then offers Mounthly Strategic Touring Grants to assist presenters to bring in artists selected from the directory to perform in their communities and schools. There are currently 183 performers in the directory.

If you are with an organization looking for a high quality performer for your event, the Missouri Touring Performers directory is your ideal resource. If you are an artist, becoming a Missouri Touring Performer helps you to be found by presenters. If you are simply a person who loves the arts, browsing our directory will introduce you to a wealth of Missouri talent.

Artists are currently listed in only one category. If you cannot find the artist you are seeking and you believe they are on the list, please contact Michael Donovan, Missouri Arts Council assistant director, at 314-340-4740 or 866-407-4752. 

For Performers
Missouri-based touring performers may apply to be listed in the Missouri Touring Performer directory. The next deadline for application to join the directory will be in fall 2014 (date TBA).

For Organizations That Want to Present Performers
If your organization is eligible to receive Missouri Arts Council funding (tax-exempt, Missouri-based) you may apply for a Monthly Strategic Touring Grant to support presenting a performer from the Missouri Touring Performer directory. You may apply once per fiscal year, for a total maximum of $3,000. For more information see these guidelines. FY2014 grants are for projects occurring through June 30, 2014. FY2015 grants are for projects occurring from July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015.

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