Regional Arts Commission Gives $200,000 to St. Louis visual, performing and literary artists

Saint Louis Public Radio
Nancy Fowler
December 8, 2016

The Regional Arts Commission has chosen its 2016 Artists Fellows, who will each receive $20,000 checks to help with their work. This is the fourth year RAC has presented the awards. Winning artists do not have to designate a specific project; they may use the money in any way that helps make their work possible.

The new group of 10 features literary, visual and performing artists, including a local performer who wants to spread his love of opera. Robert McNichols Jr., whose booming voice has sung dozens of operatic classics, was speechless when he found out he’d won a Fellowship.

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