Pictured: Les Miserables production in Scottsbluff, NE | Photo: Courtesy of Theatre West & Rick Myers

Nebraska Touring Program Sponsor Grants

Nebraska Touring Program Sponsor Grants help sponsor organizations provide arts engagement for people across the state through funding for performances or programs selected from the Nebraska Arts Council Artist Roster.

Presenting organizations that hold performances within a school setting are required to attest that their school-based performances follow the host school’s health guidelines.

Read more program guidelines.


Nonprofit organizations incorporated in Nebraska that are federally tax-exempt, public agencies and sub-divisions of governmental agencies, including PreK-12 accredited schools are eligible to apply.

Because this is a touring program, sponsors may not select artists or events based in the sponsor’s city or within a 30-mile radius.


Grant applications are due six weeks before the event and are processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Grant Amounts

Nebraska Arts Council will fund up to 45% (not to exceed $2,000) of the contracted artist fee per contract, per application. We issue grant payments to the sponsoring organization, not to the artist. The applicant is responsible for paying the full artist fee as outlined in the contract.


Contact Rachel Morgan for more information.

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