Kansas Touring Artist Roster

Promoting Kansas artists across the state
CONTACT

Peter Jasso, Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission Director

(785) 296-2178

Peter.Jasso@ks.gov

The Kansas Creative Arts Industries maintains an approved Touring Roster of Kansas-based touring companies and artists. Touring artists offer public performances as well as optional services that may include workshops, master classes, lecture demonstrations, arts education components, residencies or short performances.

Become a Kansas Touring Performer
Applications are not currently being accepted for the Touring Roster.

2020 Kansas Touring Artist Roster

Classical Music

Konza Wind Quartet | Manhattan
Lyric Arts Trio | Lenexa
NAVO Inc. | Lawrence
Opera Kansas | Wichita
The Sunflower Trio | North Newton
WC String Quartet | Peabody
Erin Wood | Lawrence

Jazz Music

Christopher Burnett | Leavenworth
Doug Talley Quartet | Lenexa
River Cow Orchestra | Lenexa
Queen Bey | Lawrence

Traditional & Acoustic Music

Alferd Packer Memorial String Band | Lawrence
Jeff Davidson | Eureka
Amado Espinoza | Overland Park
Poke Salad Orchestra | Fairway
Erin Mae Music | Wichita
Lem Sheppard | Pittsburg
Spencer & Rains | Lawrence
Julie Sutton | Winfield
Kelly Werts | Fairway

Modern Music

Carswell & Hope | Lawrence
Maria The Mexican | Lawrence
Von Hansen | Wichita

Dance & Movement
Literary Arts
Visual Arts
Young Audiences

Artist fees are set by the artist or artist’s management, who also negotiates the booking. Artists must have a history of touring and maintain a reasonable fee range. Roster artists are required to perform outside their community regularly.

Visiting Artist Grants
Communities and organizations can apply for KCAIC funding to engage and deepen the impact of arts programming on local and under-served audiences through exposure to and interaction with professional visiting artists.

Grant Amount
The total project cost must be at least twice the amount of the grant request. The maximum grant amount is $8,500.

There is a 1:1 match requirement for this program. The matching funds must consist of at least 50% cash expense provided by the applicant; in-kind, non-monetary donations and volunteer hours may be counted up to 50% of the required match.

Eligibility Requirements
Eligible projects must:
Feature a visiting artist fromoutside the host community in at least one exhibition or performance that is open to the public
Include at least one complementary activity that builds greater apprecation for the featured artist or art form (i.e. lectures, demonstrations, workshops, etc.)
Engage underserved audiences who lack access to the arts due to geography, economic conditions, ethnic background, disability or age
Application Period
Applications for Visiting Artist Grants are accepted year round, but must be received at least 30 days prior to the planned event.

Additional Resources
Touring Roster Inclusion Guidelines

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