Spring 2024 Grant Applications Are Open Now

Artist Support Grants Application Deadline: Monday, March 4  |  Organizational and Program Support Grants Application Deadline: Monday, March 25

ARPA for the Arts to Provide St. Louis City with 28 New Murals

Grant Applications To Be An Artist for the St. Louis Mural Project Are Now Open – Deadline is March 14

The Arts are Big Business in St. Louis

The arts and culture sector contributes jobs, produces economic activity, and attracts tourists to St. Louis every year.

RAC Gives $4.5 Million in Grants to Local Artists and Arts Organizations

One of the Largest Grant Allocations in RAC’s History

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.

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Grant Applications for the St. Louis Mural Project Are Now Open

Up to $92,560 has been allocated for each of the city’s 14 wards. Every ward will receive two murals created by a local artist residing in St. Louis City. Referred to as the St. Louis Mural Project, this major effort to foster community engagement and beautify the city will result in a total investment of almost $1.5M. To be considered, artists residing in St. Louis City must submit a grant application by Thursday, Mar. 14. CLICK HERE to apply.

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In the St. Louis Business Journal: The Arts Contributed $868M to St. Louis Economy in 2022

The arts spark economic development, bring millions of tourists to the region and have put St. Louis on the map as a leading arts destination. As St. Louis positions itself as a great place to work, live and play, the arts and culture sector plays a vital role. Learn more about how the arts mean big business in St. Louis.

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St. Louis Business Journal Feature: Vanessa Cooksey is Increasing Visibility of the Arts in the St. Louis Business Community

Vanessa Cooksey’s journey has taken her to Dallas, Austin and Atlanta. Now, as she discussed in a recent St. Louis Business Journal profile, the President & CEO of the Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis is combining her significant experience with her passion for creativity, entrepreneurship and community to uplift St. Louis.