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.Applications for Tour & Residency Subsidies are now closed. The next application deadline will occur in Fall 2013.