[Theaterfacultystaff] FW: LIMITED SUBMISSION: Arts Midwest Touring Fund

Lincoln, Michael lincolnm at ohio.edu
Wed Feb 26 16:44:54 EST 2014


From: <Bump>, Michael <bumpm1 at ohio.edu<mailto:bumpm1 at ohio.edu>>
Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 7:23 AM
To: Research LEO <leo at ohio.edu<mailto:leo at ohio.edu>>
Subject: LIMITED SUBMISSION: Arts Midwest Touring Fund

LIMITED SUBMISSION – See Limited Submission Instructions below
Arts Midwest: Arts Midwest Touring Fund<http://pivot.cos.com/funding_opps/99027>
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Limited Submission Instructions:  Ohio University is limited in the number of applications that may be submitted for this opportunity. For this grant the limit is one (1) application.

If you are interested in applying: Please send an e-mail stating your interest to Shane Gilkey, Assistant VP for Research, gilkeys at ohio.edu<mailto:gilkeys at ohio.edu> (with a copy to orsp at ohio.edu<mailto:orsp at ohio.edu>) no later than the “Internal Notification Deadline” dates listed below.

Internal Notification Deadline:  3/10/2014
Agency Application Deadline: 4/16/2014
Limitation: Only one application per organization may be submitted.

In the event that the number of interested applicants exceeds the number of proposals Ohio University may submit, an internal review committee will be convened to select the most competitive proposals to go forward on behalf of Ohio University.

Please forward this information on to other faculty members who may be interested.

Arts Midwest Touring Fund is a program of that engages people in meaningful experiences with the fine arts of dance, music, theater, and other performing arts forms. Inter-state touring and the engagement of professional artists is central to the work of Arts Midwest.

The program provides financial support to presenting organizations in the Midwest. Funded engagements feature public performances and community engagement activities by professional touring artists that reach underserved audiences and foster exchanges between artists and Midwest communities. Arts Midwest Touring Fund grants are applied for by and made directly to presenting organizations (organizations that book artists to perform in their venues) in Arts Midwest's nine-state region of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

In order to fulfill the goals of the Arts Midwest Touring Fund the application must meet the four following requirements and the engagement must occur between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015. Applicants are encouraged to feature one or more Star Project Components. If demand in a state is higher than the available funds, support will be determined by the total number of stars for which an application qualifies.

1. Present a professional performing artist - Present a professional performing artist of artistic excellence and merit specializing in the fine arts of dance, music, theater, and other performing arts forms.
- The artist may be from anywhere in the world but must reside outside of the applicant's state.
- The primary performer must be the touring artist and not local artists, children, and/or students.
- The artist must have a minimum contracted fee of $2,500.
- An artist appearing as part of a festival qualifies.
- Guest artists that are part of the applicant's own performance, concert, or production do not qualify, such as in the case of orchestras, symphonies, theaters, dance, or opera companies. Artists contracted for a stand-alone engagement may qualify.

2. Program a public performance - Include at least one performance that is open and promoted to the general public.
- This performance that is open and promoted to the general public.
- Engagements featuring artists appearing as part of benefits or fundraisers do not qualify.

3. Include a community engagement activity - Include at least one community engagement activity to be conducted by the artist, staff, and/or a qualified expert. These activities should enhance the audience's understanding of and appreciate for the artists' work, foster exchanges between artists and communities, engage people in the community, and enrich the audience's experience.
- To qualify, each activity must be a minimum of 30 minutes long.
- Examples of community engagement activities include pre- and post-performance discussions/talkbacks;masterclasses or workshops; lectures or demonstrations; open rehearsals; meet-and-greets or receptions; panel/roundtable discussion; behind-the-scenes tours; or curriculum-based activities.
- Performances targeted to a primary age group, such as K-12 students (youths age 18 or younger) or adults (age 65 or older) qualify as a community engagement activity.
- Pre- and post-performance discussions or Q&As must be moderated or directed by staff or a qualified expert and must include one or more of the touring artists.

4. Reach an underserved audience - Ensure the participation of an underserved audience (either through the public performance or a community engagement activity, or both) that is composed of people whose access to the performing arts is limited by one or more of the following factors:
- Economic conditions;
- Ethnic background;
- Disability;
- Age (youths age 18 or younger or adults age 65 or older); and
- Geographic location as determined by the U.S. Census data (based on the county of the applicant or the location of at least one planned activity.)

Mike Bump
Office of Research & Sponsored Programs
105E Research & Technology Center
Ohio University
Athens, Ohio 45701

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