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Maryland Presenting and Touring

Todd Marcus performs with Bennie Maupin, photo by Jason Youngers
ClancyWorks Dance Company photo by Natalia Mesa

Maryland Presenting and Touring


Sparking Collaboration: Maryland Presenting and Touring

Performing artists and presenting organizations:  a natural pair that benefit dually from the Maryland Presenting and Touring Program, which supports a rich and artistically diverse network of Maryland professional artists and performing arts organizations.


Maryland Touring Grant

Applying for a project grant: To be eligible for MSAC funding during the current Governor-declared State of Emergency, a project must be allowable in accordance with established safety standards at the time of application submission. Use the flowchart here to confirm your eligibility to submit a project-based application.

Eligible Maryland nonprofit presenting organizations, the Maryland Touring Grant helps subsidize the presentation of any performer on the Maryland Performing Artist Touring Roster. 

Maryland Performing Artist Touring Roster

The Maryland Performing Artist Touring Roster is a curated list of Maryland-based artists who have a demonstrated history of successful, professional touring engagements. MSAC uses the roster to promote artistic collaboration between Maryland touring artists and Maryland presenters with the goal of increasing touring engagements for Maryland professional performing artists. 

The FY21 Maryland Performing Artist Roster application will be available starting on May 15, 2020. .Those wishing to join the Roster must submit a new application. The Maryland Performing Artist Roster will be accepted on a rolling basis with a quarterly review. 

Guidelines for this cycle's application can be found here. Applications must be submitted through Smart Simple by clicking here.


Maryland Presenters Network

The Maryland Presenters Network is a statewide network of Maryland professional arts presenting organizations.  The Network provides resources and networking opportunities to individuals and organizations in the presenting and touring field to advance and promote the arts in Maryland. 

Please contact Dana Parsons, Director of Grants and Professional Development, with any questions at

All grantees are required to submit a Final Report communicating data required by the National Endowment for the Arts. This required data can be found here. For program specific Report information, please see the corresponding Guidelines.