- The Wisconsin Folk Arts Directory is maintained by the Wisconsin Arts Board and includes information on 70 artists from around Wisconsin, with specific information about craft, food, music, dance, and regional specialities
- The Directory of Minnesota Artists is a listing of artists and art groups based in our neighbor state. You can limit the search to performing artists.
- SELCO (southeast MN) short list of “vetted performers“
- The Minnesota History Center’s History Players
- Cooperative Children’s Book Center’s online directories of children’s book creators.
- Directory of Minnesota Authors and Illustrators of books for children and young adults who present programs in libraries, schools, and other venues.
Please contact Leah if you need help tracking down performers not on these lists.
It’s a great idea to share performers–saves on travel costs and often performers give a special break if they can have several gigs in one or two days. If you want to suggest sharing a performer to all youth services librarians in the system, send a note to the youth services list.