The Maryland Touring Grant provides funding to eligible Maryland-based nonprofit organizations to support the presentation of artists listed on the Maryland Performing Artists Touring Roster.

The Maryland Touring Grant helps subsidize the presentation costs of any performer on the Maryland Performing Artist Touring Roster. To view the roster, click here to visit the Maryland Arts Directory and use the Filter to search for artists and companies with Touring Grant Funding Available.

Applicants must:

  • Be Maryland-incorporated organizations with  501(c)3 tax exempt status, units of Maryland local government, or arts programs within a college or university.

Organizations applying through fiscal sponsorships can be funded if the Fiscal Agency and the Organization operate within a Model A sponsorship. (Note: in a “Model A” sponsorship, the assets, liabilities, and exempt activities collectively referred to as the project are housed within the fiscal sponsor.)

For full eligibility criteria, please review the Grant Guidelines

Before applying, first select one or more artists from the Touring Roster. Contact the artist(s) to negotiate the availability of dates, activities, fees, and other performance details.

Submit a Maryland Touring Application through SmartSimple. 

MSAC utilizes a multi-disciplinary, statewide grant panel to electronically review (approve or deny) applications on a quarterly basis. All applicants to the Maryland Touring Grant will receive electronic notification of their grant award or denial within 90-days of application submission.

See the Grant Guidelines for detailed information.

Upon execution of grant agreement, payment will be processed for receipt in 6-8 weeks. Grantees are required to submit a final report at the completion of the funded project. For detailed reporting requirements, please see the Grant Guidelines.

Grantees are required to submit a brief report detailing the use of funds at the end of each fiscal year. 

See the Grant Guidelines for detailed information.