Applications for Tour & Residency Subsidies are now closed. The next deadline will occur in Fall 2013.
View the full version of the current Tour & Residency roster here
If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the office at 404-577-1079 or write to email@example.com
Thanks to funding from the Ford Foundation, Alternate ROOTS is delighted to announce the return of the Tour & Residency Program. The Tour & Residency Program is one of Alternate ROOTS’ longest running programs. For more than twenty years, it has provided fee subsidies to enable qualified presenters in the ROOTS’ service region* to bring artists on the Tour & Residency Roster into their communities. This program provides an opportunity to utilize the arts to encourage dialogue, foster understanding, educate audiences, and nourish cooperation and collaboration amongst Southern artists and the communities they serve across the country.*Alternate ROOTS’ service region consists of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C. In addition, for the purposes of this program, ROOTS will make subsidies available to presenters outside ROOTS’ service region who are a part of the Ford Foundation’s Supporting Diverse Art Spaces Initiative.ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
- Only nonprofit and governmental presenting organizations are eligible to apply. Eligible projects must take place in the ROOTS fourteen-state region or at specially designated Ford Diverse Arts Spaces.
- Presenting organizations must have not-for-profit, tax-exempt status or be an official unit of local, county or state government. Applicants must provide proof of not-for-profit or government status.
- Presenters are limited to one application per calendar year.
- The project must take place between July 1, 2013-June 30, 2014.
- Events must be open and marketed to the public and dedicated to serving a wide audience.
- All grant recipients are required to provide accessibility for constituents with disabilities at grant-funded events.
- All subsidies require a dollar-for-dollar cash match.
- Applicants are eligible to receive up to 50% of the artist fee (including travel, food, and lodging) as listed in the artist contract up to $2500 (subject to the noted limits and funding availability). The subsidy does not cover other items in the project budget such as materials, marketing, or admin. It is to be applied to fees & support of the artist only.
- The minimum subsidy is $250.
- Only one artist/company per grant application. The artist/company is required to fully participate in the performance. The artist or members of the company must also conduct the educational/outreach component. Artist/Company must be an Alternate ROOTS dues paying Voting Member.
Applications will be reviewed and funding decisions made using the following criteria:
- Artistic Merit - 30% - Is there demonstrated strength of the artist and the project? Does the artist and/or organization have a history of delivering high-quality art? Is there a clear and strong relationship between the artist and the presenter?
- Community Engagement - 30% - Is the community engagement plan well thought out and relevant to the communities in which it is being presented? Is the presenter innovative in the approach? Are the residency activities clearly as important to the project as the performance or showing?
- Documentation and Evaluation - 15% - Does the proposal have a clearly articulated documentation and evaluation plan? Do the methods for documentation and evaluation match well with the project? How will the information collected through the evaluation process impact future work by the artist and/or the presenter? Will information collected be shared outside the presenting organization?
- Accessibility - 15% - Is the space in which the project is presented ADA compliant? Is the price affordable? Is the time of day appropriate? Are there other accommodations to be considered for the audience (large-print programs, translation, interpreters)?
- Budget - 10% - Is the budget clear and accurate? Does the presenter provide a source for the matching funds? Are the artist fees appropriate for the engagement?
A completed application packet will include:
- A completed Alternate ROOTS application form and budget. Submitted online through the ROOTS website.
- A separate email from the ROOTS artist or organization you are applying to present, which states that they are aware the application is being submitted, are interested in working with you at their agreed upon rates, and that, should the subsidy be awarded, they will move forward in creating a contract with you. This email should come from the artist/organization to firstname.lastname@example.org and should CC the applicant. Please include a copy of this email from the artist in your application materials.
- A copy of your organization’s federal tax-exempt letter, or a copy of your letter stating that you have been granted temporary tax-exempt status until full tax-exempt status has been granted. (This tax-exempt letter is not necessary for schools, colleges, universities, and units of local government.)
If you have read and understand these criteria, please click here to proceed with the subsidy application.