Each of the six US Regional Arts Organizations provides support to arts organizations, artists, and communities through a wide range of regional, multi-regional, national, and international funding programs. For all inquiries concerning a particular granting program, including eligibility requirements, requests for guidelines and applications, and verification of application deadlines, please contact the appropriate US Regional Arts Organization. These program summaries below serve as an introduction to the breadth of opportunities available through the US Regional Arts Organizations.
The Performing Arts Fund supports touring in Arts Midwest's nine states by regional, national, and international performing artists and companies.
The Performing Arts Fund is an easy-to-use source of fee support for presenters such as performing arts centers, arts councils, or colleges and universities. It brings top-quality performances and educational activities by dance troupes, musical ensembles, theater companies and solo artists. It also expands the potential market and revenue opportunities for performing artists. All events reach underserved audiences or communities.
Mid-America Arts Alliance creates and manages programs supporting performing arts touring, traveling exhibitions, and professional and community development. Mid-America Arts Alliance also provides support for high-quality, culturally diverse arts and humanities exhibitions for museums through ExhibitsUSA, and training opportunities for staff and volunteers of these institutions through HELP for Small Museums.
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation administers a number of different funding and service programs, which are dedicated to promoting access to all artistic disciplines and providing opportunities for artists in the region and beyond to advance their craft. Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation administers three distinct performing arts funding programs: ArtsConnect, which supports collaborating performing arts presenters to fund touring engagements, the Tour Planning Program, and Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour. Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation also provides grants for community artist-in-residence projects made through the Foundation's Artists and Communities program.
NEFA's grant programs provide funding to artists and nonprofit organizations
in the areas of dance, performing arts, and public art. National Dance
Project (NDP) provides grants for the production and touring of contemporary
dance work by regionally and nationally significant artists in the
United States and abroad. Presenter Travel Fund provides monetary assistance
to arts programmers or curatorial staff in New England so that they
may investigate new or unfamiliar work outside of their home community.
South Arts primarily offers supports to performing arts presenters through technical assistance grants and The Southern Fast Track Grants program, which offers presenters two smaller grants with opportunities to receive funding throughout the year. Fast Track Touring offers artist fee support to promote touring in the South. The NEA/South Arts Regional Touring Program is an opportunity for presenting arts organizations to receive fee support to present a performing artist from outside their state.
WESTAF is committed to programmatic work in the areas of multicultural arts, literature, folk arts, visual arts, and performing-arts presenting. WESTAF's primary granting program, with the support of the National Endowment for the Arts, provides TourWest grants for the presentation of out-of-state performing artists and performing arts groups.