Deadline for Illinois Arts Council’s Artstour Program Roster Jan. 8, 2007

The Illinois Arts Council is accepting applications from artists, companies and ensembles for inclusion in the 2007-2009 Artstour Program Artists Roster.

Artstour is the Illinois Arts Council’s free support program linking Illinois presenters with the wealth of touring artists in the state. Illinois artists can increase their visibility to presenters and expand their opportunities to tour throughout the state by applying to be a part of the Artstour Program Roster. Application deadline is Jan. 8, 2007.

Illinois artists, companies, and ensembles working in the following disciplines are eligible to apply to be a part of the Artstour Program Roster:



Multi-Disciplinary Performance;


Performance Poetry/Literature;


Theater; and

Traditional Ethnic and Folk Arts.

Individuals must be residents of Illinois and cannot be enrolled in a degree-seeking or certificate-granting program of any kind. Companies and groups must be based in Illinois and be composed primarily of Illinois artists. Not-for-profit status is not a requirement for application to this program.

The 2007-2009 Artstour Program Artists Roster Guidelines and Application materials are available from the Illinois Arts Council Web site at

For more about this program and/or to receive a hard copy of these materials, contact Tamara Kubacki, director, Ethnic & Folk Arts, Literature and Presenters Programs, at (312) 814-6740, toll-free in Illinois (800) 237-6994, TTY (312) 814-4831 for individuals who have hearing or voice impairments, or

From the Dec. 13-19, 2006, issue

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