The ArtsTour Roster was created in collaboration between the Illinois Presenters Network and the Illinois Arts Council Agency. This directory lists Illinois performing artists, companies, and ensembles that tour the state. The 2021 Artstour artists were reviewed by a jury of professional presenters. The Artstour jurors evaluated the artists based on the artistic and technical quality of their work as demonstrated by materials submitted; their professionalism demonstrated through management, promotional materials, and references; the artist’s demonstrated ability to tour; and the quality of the documentation submitted.
The Artstour Roster features Illinois touring artists, companies, and groups working in dance, mime, interdisciplinary performance, music, performance poetry, spoken word, storytelling, and theater.
Artstour Roster artists are professional performers who demonstrate high artistic skills, creative programming, and efficient management.
The Artstour Roster is used by Illinois presenters including schools, libraries, park districts, arts and community organizations, and performing arts presenters to identify artists, companies and groups to perform in their communities.