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MSAC Maryland Performing Artist Touring Roster Application Now Open

MSAC Maryland Performing Artist Touring Roster Application Now Open


Deadline is September 14, 2015

August 20, 2015Press Release

August 20, 2015 (Baltimore) - The Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) Maryland Performing Artist Touring Roster application is now open.  As one of the two components in the Maryland Performing Arts Touring Program, the Roster is designed to promote the artistic collaboration between Maryland touring artists and Maryland presenters with the goal to increase opportunities for professional performing artists to obtain successful touring engagements. 

The application and guidelines can be found on the MSAC website,, and the deadline is September 14, 2015

The Maryland Performing Artist Touring Roster is a group of Maryland-based artists who have a demonstrated history of successful, professional touring engagements. Artists on the Roster are selected through a peer review process in which they are rated on artistic merit and recommendations from presenting organizations where they have previously performed.

The second component of the program is the Maryland Touring Grant, a granting program designed for Maryland presenters who may apply for funding to help defray costs associated with presenting performing artists listed on the Maryland Performing Artist Touring Roster.  Application deadlines for the touring grant will be announced at a later date. 

"The Maryland State Arts Council is thrilled to engage such a diverse array of talented participants with the Touring Artist Roster.  As our relatively new Maryland Performing Arts Touring Program continues to grow, we look forward to building mutually-beneficial relationships between our Roster Artists and Maryland presenters," said Steve Drapalski, MSAC Program Director and contact for the Maryland Presenting and Touring Program.

More information about the Maryland Presenting and Touring Program and theMaryland Touring Grant is available on the MSAC website at

MSAC accepts applications to the Maryland Performing Artist Touring Roster annually.Note that if you are currently a Roster member, you must submit the renewal application available on the website by the September 14, 2015 deadline.  Moving forward, note the application process schedule listed in the guidelines.

Media Contact: 

Jill Kubatko

Communications Manager


Steven Drapalski

Program Director