Arts Midwest announced the recipients of its 2020-21 Touring Fund Grants. Sixteen grants, totaling $38,900, were awarded. The IU Auditorium, the Jacobs School of Music and MidWay Music Speaks were all awarded funds.
The Touring Fund is a program of Arts Midwest that provides people in the Midwest access to dance, music and theater. Midwestern presenting organizations could apply for grants ranging from $500 to $4,000 to offset the costs of bringing touring art to their cities.
Both the IU Auditorium and Jacobs School of Music were awarded the maximum amount of $4,000. MidWay Music Speaks was awarded $1,700.
As grant recipients, each organization must present a professional artist in a public performance and create a community activity that reaches an audience with limited access to the arts.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, these performances and community activities may take place virtually. For this year only, organizations will be allowed to work with visual artists and/or work with artists within their own state.