Community Arts Training Institute Now Accepting Applications

Deadline to apply for the CAT program is Friday, December 16

RAC CEO Advocates for the Arts at Missouri Governor’s Conference on Tourism

The nonprofit arts and culture sector is a significant industry in the State of Missouri – one that generates $1.04 billion in total economic activity. There’s no doubt the arts mean business in our region.

Arts and Economic Prosperity Study 6 Launches

RAC knows that convincing our government and civic leaders to act requires more than an earnest appeal to an individual’s morals, it takes demonstrating economic value and return on investment.

When You Support the Arts,
You Support St. Louis

Please consider helping bolster our local arts and culture sector through a donation to the Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis. Your gift will help fund our various grants and program for artists.

St. Louis is an Arts Town.

Explore all the ways you can bring the arts into your life in St. Louis.

For Artists
If you’re an artist in the region, learn more about grants, opportunities and resources.

For Organizations
Are you one of the region’s many nonprofit arts organizations? Learn more about grants, programs and resources to specifically benefit groups like yours.

For the STL Community
Bring the arts into your life. Check out events, our public art directory and more.
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Give Art and Spread Joy

When it comes to gift giving, they say it’s the thought that counts. We wholeheartedly agree. That’s why we want to make it easier to spread joy with one of the most unique, meaningful gifts imaginable this holiday season – art.

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New Animated Adventure, Drawn In, Promotes Literacy and Positively Represents Kids of Color

From producers Lion Forge Animation and Nine PBS, with additional support from RAC, comes a broadcast special showcasing the new kids’ animated adventure, Drawn In. Designed for kids 6-8, Drawn In was created with deep input from the St. Louis community to meet critical literacy needs and ensure the most authentic characters and stories. The Drawn In stories are shared through animated video shorts and print and digital comic books.

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Community Arts Training Institute Now Accepting Applications

It’s back! After a hiatus due to the pandemic, the Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis is excited to open applications to the Community Arts Training (CAT) Institute once again. This innovative training program is centered on the belief that art has the power to be an agent for positive social change. 

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