“Artists on the Texas Touring Roster travel to communities across the state and perform in a variety
of venues,” said TCA executive director Gary Gibbs. “In addition to performances, they may also
conduct workshops, master classes, residencies, lecture-demonstrations or arts education
components as a way to engage community residents. We are proud to offer the citizens of Texas
access to such high-quality artistic talent.”

Artists on the roster must have a history of touring and maintain a reasonable fee range. The Texas
Commission on the Arts does not provide direct funds to the artists on the Texas Touring Roster.
Instead, TCA provides grants to arts presenters, schools, libraries, theaters, and other nonprofits and
government units throughout Texas to help with the cost of bringing in companies and artists from
the roster. Presenters may apply through TCA’s Arts Respond Performance Support grant category
for a portion of the artistic fees for artists from the Texas Touring Roster.

Acceptance onto the Texas Touring Roster benefits groups like Storybook Theatre by giving them a
powerful marketing tool. Access to grant funds combined with the fact that Texas Touring Roster
artists have been deemed the best in their field by a panel of statewide experts makes these artists
attractive to a variety of presenters, including schools, festivals, theaters and other venues.

Artists on the Texas Touring Roster range from individual performing and visual artists to large
performing arts companies. They represent artistic disciplines including music, visual art, dance,
theater, storytelling, literary art and folk art. Options are diverse and range from ballet to bluegrass,
animation to poetry, jazz to children’s theater, and everything in between.

More information on Storybook Theatre is available at The complete Texas
Touring Roster, as well as information on the Arts Respond Performance Support grant category, is
available online at

About the Texas Commission on the Arts
The mission of the Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) is to advance our state economically and
culturally by investing in a creative Texas. TCA supports a diverse and innovative arts community in
Texas, throughout the nation, and internationally, by providing resources to enhance economic
development, arts education, cultural tourism and artist sustainability initiatives.
Storybook Theatre of Texas