Regional Arts Commission Seeks Applicants for 2017 Neighborhood-Based Community Arts Training Institute

Thursday, January 26 2017
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The Regional Arts Commission (RAC), the region’s largest annual funder of the arts, dedicated to the cultivation, promotion, and fostering of cultural programming in the St. Louis area, has announced a call for applications for 16 fellowships for its 2017 Neighborhood-Based Community Arts Training (CAT) Institute. The program will focus on The Ville and Greater Ville neighborhoods in the City of St. Louis.

Now in its 20th year, the CAT Institute is an innovative five-month curriculum for artists of all disciplines and social service professionals/community organizers who learn to collaborate across sectors of all disciplines and develop programs that can affect positive social change through collaboration. These programs take place in homeless shelters, prisons, at-risk schools, hospices, community centers, daycare facilities, social service agencies, as well as within neighborhoods. “With the Neighborhood-Based CAT Institute, arts, culture, and creativity are innovative elements of community development,” said Roseann Weiss, Director of Artist and Community Initiatives at RAC. “We witness the demonstrated power of the arts to change lives and change communities.”

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