Alabama Touring Artist Program
The Alabama Touring Artist Program (ATAP) is designed to provide opportunities to
resident performing artists or performing ensembles to be showcased on a limited
tour of engagements at a number of sites throughout Alabama’s rural school districts.
Artists/ensembles performing in theatre music and dance are invited to apply to
this program annually during May.
Applications must include a headshot/photograph
(300 dpi minimum). Selected participants will be booked at 4 – 5 different sites
to present a 40-45 minute performance/lecture demonstration. Participants are required
to attend ATAP Orientation and will be expected to develop a study guide that will
help teachers connect the performance to on-going curriculum through preparation
and follow-up activities. Artist’s fees for each performance are provided by the
Alabama State Council on the Arts. All performances will be scheduled between January
Important Information For In-School Performances
In-school performances are held during the school day for the entire school body.
A maximum of two back-to-back performances at the same fee may be required to accommodate
large numbers of students and small performance facilities.
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ATAP Brochure and Application
This program is free to schools and does not require matching funds. Schools that
would like to receive an invitation should contact the AIE Program Manager at
Grant Application Process Link
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