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Jazz Touring Network

Jazz Touring Network LogoThe Jazz Touring Network is a membership program designed to expand the presentation of jazz throughout the mid-Atlantic region by providing selected presenters with the tools necessary to develop and sustain the art form as an ongoing part of their annual programming.  The program offers opportunities for professional development, peer networking and funding for regional jazz tours.

Since 2001, the Foundation has supported 40 presenting organizations through the program. The focus is on performing arts presenters from within the mid-Atlantic region that have previously had little-to-no experience presenting jazz, and who also work with communities underserved by the arts.   New members are selected on an annual basis through an open, competitive selection process. Once selected, membership in the program is ongoing contingent upon meeting annual participation requirements.

Support is provided for attendance at annual meetings, which are the program’s primary vehicles for professional development. Network sessions are held at different sites across the region and are often scheduled in conjunction with opportunities to attend jazz performances and other jazz-related activities. Meetings include workshops and presentations by experts in their respective fields on subjects relevant to the presentation of jazz. The Foundation also offers network members performance fee subsidies for engagements that are part of block-booked tours to encourage the presentation of exemplary jazz artists across the region. 

The Jazz Touring Network is made possible through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts' Regional Touring Program.


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