Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) maintains an approved roster of Texas-based touring companies and artists. Every two years, all interested artists, companies, and organizations may apply to be listed on the roster. Even artists on the current roster must apply in full to be listed on the upcoming roster. The new, updated application to be included on the 2010-2012 roster is now online.
Traditionally, the roster has been made up of performing artists (dance, music, theatre, literature, storytelling). For the first time, TCA is opening up the roster to include visual arts and film/media artists; however, those artists must be able to offer a program that is performative or interactive/collaborative and able to fit within a pre-specified time frame. Examples might include a drawing demonstration/talk, community mural project, short-term residency project, or film screening with Q&A.
Placement on the roster is competitive.
Inclusion in the roster does not guarantee that anyone will contract with you for a project; the roster is a marketing tool.
Non-profit organizations (schools, units of government, libraries, community centers, cities, festivals, and museums) can apply to TCA for a grant to help with the costs of bringing roster artists into their community for performances, master classes, lecture-demonstrations, and residencies.
If you need an account, a reminder of your account, to access the online form, or have any further inquiries please contact TCA staff at 512/463-5535 or firstname.lastname@example.org. An FAQ about the application and supporting materials is HERE.