TourWest Applications

The TourWest application cycle is now open. The TourWest 2014-2015 grant program application period begins on January 22, 2014. The application deadline is Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at midnight MST. We are sending you the attached announcement to share with your constituents who may be interested in applying.
A few important things to note:
·        The TourWest 2014 site has moved! TourWest is now using GrantsOnline™ (GO™) as its new grant application management system. Please direct your presenters to access the TW2014 grant application and updated guidelines. Please note that beginning this year (TW2014) and for all subsequent years, we will only accept applications and final reports on the GO™ system.
·        To complete final reports from previous years, including TourWest cycles 2011, 2012, and 2013 (application ID prefixes TW2011, TW2012, and TW2013), presenters will need to visit
·        New sign-up is required for TW2014.Presenters must sign up new starting this cycle, TW2014. They will need to complete the registration and organization profile before they can can apply to the grant. In subsequent years, they will NOT need to sign up again. They can use this newly created login in the future.

TourWest Applications

TourWest 2013-2014 Grant Application Now Open

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TourWest 2013-2014 Grant Application Now Open
The TourWest grant program is now open and accepting applications. The application deadline is April 1, 2013.   
About the TourWest Grant Program
TourWest is a competitive grant program that provides subsidies to arts and community organizations for the presentation of out-of-state touring performers and literary artists. Funds are available to organizations that sponsor performances within the 13-state WESTAF region. Projects must take place between September 1, 2013 and August 31, 2014. All projects must have one public performance and one outreach activity. TourWest standard performance grants are available in an amount of up to $2,500 or 50% of the artistic fees, whichever is less. Applicants may apply for up to two standard performance grants. This year, we will not be accepting work samples by mail. All work samples must be uploaded as a digital file on the TourWest application site. To apply to TourWest and view additional information about the grant guidelines and work sample file requirements, please visit

All TourWest grants must be matched on a one-to-one basis in cash by the presenting organization. Funds are available to organizations that sponsor performances or literary events within the 13-state WESTAF region. In order to receive funding from this program, applicants should demonstrate their commitment to the following key elements: a) high artistic quality; b) collaboration and block booking; c) presentation of programs to underserved and/or culturally diverse audiences; and d) audience development and community participation. 

Applicants should create only one profile in the system; please do not create a separate username and password for each year’s application. In order to maintain all of your grant applications in one place, please use the same login information for each TourWest grant round. Your profile will provide you with access to all of the TourWest grant applications, for this year, previous years, and in the future. 
Please note that each application can be used for only ONE project. If you wish to apply for funding for two projects, you must complete and submit two separate applications. 

New applicants and previous applicants with questions or new approaches to their applications are encouraged to call the WESTAF office at (303) 629-1166 to receive advice and guidance from a TourWest staff person.

TourWest is a program of WESTAF (the Western States Arts Federation) and is supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
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For more information about TourWest, contact Jen Toews at
TourWest 2013-2014 Grant Application Now Open