Applications Now Being Accepted Maryland Performing Artist Touring Roster

Current Roster Artists Renewal Application – Due September 17

Full Applications – Due October 8

The Maryland State Arts Council is now accepting new artist/group application submissions to its Maryland Performing Artist Touring Roster.

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

Benefits of being listed on the Roster include opportunities to receive bookings/artist fees through the Maryland Touring Grant. Please note that placement on the Roster does not guarantee bookings. Roster artists will also receive promotion through the distribution of the Roster on the Maryland State Arts Council’s website, e-newsletter, social media, and through the Maryland Presenters Network.

The Maryland State Arts Council does not serve as a booking agent for artists listed, nor is there a direct monetary award associated with placement on the Roster. To be successful, Roster artists use this as a tool to help promote themselves to potential booking agents and presenting organizations.


Submission of the full application is due October 8, 2018 at 5pm and will include work samples, letters of reference, and touring history, as well as other information.


Must submit their renewal paperwork by September 17, 2018 at 5pm.

Failure to submit by this deadline will result in your being removed from the Roster.

No extensions will be accepted.

Guidelines and applications can be found here.

Applications and questions are to be sent to Steve Drapalski:

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