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Applications Now Open for Arts on Tour Artist Roster

Arkansas Arts Council - Thursday, August 20, 2020

Ballet ArkansasThe Arkansas Arts Council is accepting applications for artists to join its Arts on Tour Artist Roster! 

Deadline for artists to apply is 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23. An independent panel will review applicants Nov. 12.

The Roster is a list of artists who are selected and given the Arkansas Arts Council’s stamp of approval as quality artists. The AAC supports its Roster artists by partially reimbursing the people who contract with the artists. Organizers who hire an artist through the Roster can apply for a reimbursement of 40 percent of the artist’s contract costs. The reimbursement is made to the organizer after the event takes place and is based on returned invoices and proof of payment.

Artists on the Roster are Arkansas’s finest solo and ensemble performers, individual visual artists and prepared art exhibitions ready for touring within our state. Artists are selected each year by a panel through an audition and interview process.

To be eligible a performing or visual artist or group must:

  • Maintain a primary residency in Arkansas or have an Arkansas based contact.
  • Have presented concerts, exhibitions, programs or lecture-demonstrations in locations away from their home locations at least twice in the previous year. Exhibitions must have been presented in a formal gallery space.