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Arkansas Arts on Tour Program


The Arkansas Arts on Tour Roster for July 2002-June 2003 provides a listing of many of the state's finest solo and ensemble performers, individual visual artists and prepared art exhibitions available for touring within Arkansas. Many of these roster artists can also provide workshops, master classes and open rehearsals, which further broaden the scope of their art. An independent panel of experts chooses roster artists through an audition/interview process. Selections are based on the quality of the artists' work and their demonstrated ability to tour.

Arts on Tour Roster Fee Subsidy

The Arkansas Arts Council grants a fee subsidy to eligible organizations presenting artists, ensembles or prepared exhibitions listed in the Arts on Tour roster. These grants will subsidize 40 percent of the artist fees listed in the roster, up to a maximum of $2,000. Presenters may negotiate a lower fee with the artist/ensemble than the one listed. If a lower fee is agreed upon, the maximum subsidy to the presenter will be 40 percent of the contracted fee, up to $2,000. The listed artist fee is the maximum amount allowable for the Arts Council's subsidy. The fee covers artist fees/stipends and all costs the artist/ensemble may incur while touring, such as travel expenses and room and board. Any additional fees charged by the artist beyond the roster listing will not be subsidized through the Arts on Tour program.


Eligibility: Presenters are eligible to apply for an Arkansas Arts on Tour fee subsidy if:

  1. Be an Arkansas based organization exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code, a public school, an institution of higher learning or a government unit (city, county, state)
  2. Agree to credit the Arkansas Arts Council in programs, season brochures, advertisements and/or press releases with the following credit line: This program is supported by the Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, and the National Endowment of the Arts. An organization subsidized with AOT support must submit samples from these publications as proof of proper crediting. Failure to give proper credit to the Arkansas Arts Council may result in invoices not being paid.

For more information on the Arts on Tour Program contact Jess Anthony at (501) 324-9768 or email jess@arkansasheritage.org

Michael Carenbauer/Arkansas Arts on Tour

  • Fee: $700/ solo concert; $900/ concert - workshop
  • Availability: year-round
  • Requirements: chair without arms; electricity
  • Contact: Laura Lam
  • 360 N. Ridge Road
  • Little Rock, AR 72207
  • 501-664-7203
  • email