Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA)

There are presently no open calls for applications.

Eligibility: Texas-based nonprofits, individuals, universities, and unincorporated/for-profit groups providing arts performances

TCA maintains an approved Touring Roster of Texas-based touring companies and artists. In this program, the artist or artist's management sets the fee and negotiates the booking. Applicants must have a history of touring and maintain a reasonable fee range. Roster artists are required to perform outside their community regularly. Touring artists offer single performances as well as optional services that may include workshops, master classes, lecture-demonstrations, arts education components, residencies, or short performances. The fact that an artist is approved to the roster does not imply or guarantee that the artist will receive bookings in the coming year.  This program is available every other year.

Deadline: January 31, 2018 by midnight (CST) for online application and all attachments.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Training Video on How to Apply

Application Review Criteria

chuck@arts.texas.gov or 512/936-6575
derek@arts.texas.gov or 512/936-6563


1.  Sign up for an account. (TIP: This is a different system than the TCA Grants System)
2.  Fill out the application.  You can work in multiple sessions. 
3.  Download photo release form and AV instructions
4.  Upload attachments, including your AV sample.
5.  Submit your application.  You will receive a confirmation.

Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA)