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Kansas Touring Artist Roster

Promoting Kansas artists across the state

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.

Classical Music

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

Jazz Music

Christopher Burnett | Leavenworth
Doug Talley Quartet | Lenexa
River Cow Orchestra | Lenexa
Queen Bey | Lawrence
Karla Bauer | Prairie Village
Bobby Watson | Lenexa
Michael Parkinson | Overland Park

Traditional & Acoustic Music

John Depew | Arlington
Sally Vee | Alta Vista
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
Max Haverfield & Co. | Winona
Elexa Dawson | Emporia
Ann Zimmerman | Salina
Haymakers | Wichita
Tom Page | Wichita
The Church Ladies | Manhattan

Modern Music

Cydnee Reese | Wichita
Carswell & Hope | Lawrence
Maria The Mexican | Lawrence
Von Hansen | Wichita
Kelley Hunt | Lawrence

Literary Arts
Visual Arts
Young Audiences

Dino O’Dell | Fairway

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 from outside 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 appreciation 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.

Become a Kansas Touring Performer

Applications for inclusion to the roster will open in the summer of 2023.

Touring Roster Inclusion Guidelines




Kate Van Steenhuyse, Interim Director

(785) 379-1608

[email protected]

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