Arts Funding Opportunity: ArtsCONNECT

ArtsCONNECT provides funding for mid-Atlantic-based presenters working collaboratively to engage a performing artist or ensemble. The program develops and deepens relationships among the region’s presenters, helping build a more sustainable touring environment for artists and ensembles.

A competitive, peer-panel-reviewed program, ArtsCONNECT support tours developed by consortia of at least three presenters from a minimum two different states. Proposed artists/ensembles may be from anywhere worldwide, but may not be *based in the home state of any of the applicant presenters (*see guidelines for further explanation). Each presenter partner is required to have at least one public performance and at least one complementary activity. Matching grants are awarded once per year for up to $15,000 per presenter to as many as 15 consortium-developed tours involving up to 50 presenters.

Questions regarding ArtsCONNECT should be directed to Michelle Grove, Program Officer, Performing Arts at

ArtsCONNECT is made possible through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts’ Regional Touring Program.

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