Application deadline: April 25, 2017
Prepare all application content (see below) prior to entering the online application form.You will not be able to save and return to this form. The entire application must e completed and submitted at one time. Close all documents before you begin; and you will not be able to upload documents left open on your computer.
Application contents included the following:
1. Organization: street and physical address, contact person for details of engagement and official grant communications, DUNS number, and an “active” registration or am in the process of regisering at SAM.gov until the application process is complete, and if granted, throughout the life of the award.. Registration for DUNS and SAM.gov is free but will take time to complete. We recommend finalizing a new or renew and existing SAM.gov registration at least two weeks before the application deadline. You may need to update your organization’s registration if you completed it for the Arts Midwest Touring Fund application in previous years.
2. Federal tax-exempt status documentation* (upload): IRS 501c(3) determination letter or if a unit of state or local government, documentation of your organization’s federal (not state) tax-exempt status or federally recognized tribal community or tribe.
3. If application, the organization’s or entity’s Single Audit. This only applies to entity’s that expend $750,000 or more in yearly expenditures of Federal awards during the most recently completed fiscal year.
Professional performing artist
1. Provide the artists/ensembles’ (NOT their manager/agent’s) name, state of residence, and website. Determining an artist’s state of residence: the state where the artist is located; for an ensemble of artists located in more than one state, select the state in which the ensemble’s business is conducted; and remember the artist may not be located in the same state as the applicant.
2. A brief description of the artists/ensembles (1,600 character narrative*).
3. Letter of intent or draft contract between the presenting organization and the artist/ensemble is acceptable at the time of the application.
This document will be uploaded and should include:
Details of engagement
1. Proposed Engagement Schedule: Use the formatted spreadsheet below. This spreadsheet should include date or month, location information, description, and primary age that each event will target. The information provided will be used to determine if the application meets the engagement requirements and if an application qualifies for a Community Residency Star and/or a Geographically Underserved Star Project.
Applicants are required to ensure the participation of an underserved audience (either through the public performance or community engagement activity, or both) that is composed of people whose access to the performing arts is limited by one or more of the factors as described in the engagement requirements.
1. Description of the underserved audience you will reach and partnership(s)/program(s) through which you will ensure participation of these people. (1,600 character narrative**).
If your organization is engaging a specific population, you must provide the following items. Applications that ensure that the public performance, community engagement activity, or both will engage on of the Specific Populations as described in the Star Projects will qualify as a Specific Population Star Project.
**Character count includes spaces.
Assurance of Compliance
This program is supported by federal funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, and therefore all selected organizations must comply with these federal regulations.
Assurance of Compliance