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.

Click here to view the Presenting & Touring Roster.

The Maryland Touring Grant application will close on April 30, 2024 for FY24 funding. Check back in early summer for details about the FY25 application.


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

Please note that applications forms in Smart Simple have been updated for FY24. Your application ID # should begin with '2024.' If it does not, you are working off a draft started from a previous year and will not be able to submit it. Please open a new FY24 application under the "Funding Opportunities" menu.

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 monthly basis. All applicants to the Maryland Touring Grant will receive electronic notification of their grant award or denial after the monthly review period.

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.

All MSAC grants are paid on the same timeline. To learn more, click here.

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.

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