Artists Support Grants Applications Now Available

ST. LOUIS (August 4, 2014) – The Regional Arts Commission (RAC) invites eligible St. Louis artists of all disciplines to apply for the individual Artists Support Grants. Grant amounts range from $500-$3,000. Deadline for this round of applications is September 17, 2014. The RAC Artists Support Grantsprovide direct funds for artists’ projects, needs, and creative opportunities in all disciplines.  Direct support enables diverse artists of all disciplines to advance their careers and to complete creative projects. It is designed to be flexible and accessible and to encourage creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship and sustained commitment to artistic work. http://racstl.org/grant/artists-support-grant/  Who is Eligible for RAC Artists Support Grants?

  • Artists living in St. Louis City or County for at least one year with documentation
  • Artists 19 years or older
  • Artists who have exhibited, performed, presented and/or published artistic work in a public context within the last three years.
  • Artists not enrolled as full-time undergraduate students
  • Artists who have not received a RAC Artists Support Grant or RAC Artists Fellowship within the past one year.

These grants are for individual artists and 501c3 status or fiscal sponsorship is not required. Artists can register for on-line applications and fill out the eGrant application at http://racstl.org/grant/artists-support-grant/ . For general questions, please contact Roseann Weiss at Roseann@stlrac.org or  314/863-5811 ext. 48.  

Additionally, RAC will sponsor a free “How to Apply” RAC Artists Support Grants Workshop on Wednesday, September 10 – reception/refreshments at 5:30 pm and Workshop from 6 to 7 pm. At RAC, 6128 Delmar, St. Louis, 63112. Reservations at https://racartistsupportgrantworkshop.eventbrite.com    

About the Regional Arts Commission www.racstl.org The Regional Arts Commission (RAC) is at the forefront of efforts to transform St. Louis into a more vibrant, creative and economically thriving community by elevating the vitality, value and visibility of the arts. As the largest annual funder of the arts in the region, since its inception in 1985, RAC has awarded more than 6,300 grants totaling over $84 million to support nonprofit arts, individual artists, cultural organizations, consortiums and programs. Directed by a board of 15 commissioners appointed by the chief executives of St. Louis City and County, RAC is a pivotal force in the continuing development and marketing of the arts in the region. www.racstl.org. Follow us on FACEBOOK at Regional Arts Commission or TWITTER at RACStLouis.

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