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Jazz Road

Emerging and mid-career jazz artists: take your music to places it has never been with a grant from Jazz Road, a national initiative.

About Jazz Road

Arts Midwest is partnering with the national network of Regional Arts Organizations for Jazz Road: an artist-centric program offering jazz artists grants of up to $15,000 to develop tours and up to $40,000 to conduct multi-week residencies.

This partnership allows Arts Midwest to work with artists from within our region and across the country to engage new audiences and further explore their work, ensuring that artists are paid equitably. The program and applications are administered by our colleagues at South Arts, and the Arts Midwest team is available to offer guidance as well as technical support to applicants.

Jazz artists and venues interested in expanding their jazz programming can explore the Jazz Road site for more information on this program and how to participate.


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Contact Us

Artists from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin should contact us with any questions related to your application or interest in a tour. Outside of the Midwest? Visit this page to learn more about who to speak with.

Carly Newhouse
Program & Accessibility Manager
[email protected]