Arts Midwest Touring Fund

Arts Midwest Touring Fund engages people in meaningful experiences with the fine arts of dance, music, theater, and other performing arts forms. Inter-state touring and the engagement of professional artists is central to the work of Arts Midwest.

Arts Midwest Touring Fund grants are made directly to presenting organizations in Arts Midwest’s nine-state region of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Funded engagements must feature a public performance and community engagement activity, reach an underserved audience, and foster exchange between professional touring artists and Midwest communities.

During the 2016-2017 funding season, Arts Midwest Touring Fund awarded more than $380,000 to 141 presenting organizations across the Midwest region.

2016–2017 Touring Fund

Application deadline has passed. Notification will be sent by mid-June.

2015–2016 Touring Fund

Current Arts Midwest Touring Fund grantees should use these important resources and tools to manage their grant.

Contact us

Christy Dickinson, senior program director, 612.238.8019

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Arts Midwest provides, upon request and with a reasonable timeframe, alternative formats, auxiliary aids, and services necessary for all individuals to participate in all programs and services provided by our organization. For more information, contact Christy Dickinson.

This program is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts with additional contributions from Arts Midwest’s nine-member state arts agencies and the Crane Group.