COVID-19 Resources For Artists and Arts Organizations

As the largest funder of individual artists in the St. Louis region, we remain steadfast in our mission to support local artists, arts organizations and programming through these uncertain times.

Advocate. Partner. Catalyst.

These are the pillars of our five-year strategic plan – to build capacity; increase exposure to arts education; and advance diversity, equity and inclusion within the arts and culture sector of 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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Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

To ensure a full creative life for every St. Louisan, RAC commits to champion policies and practices that promote diversity, racial equity, accessibility, and inclusion in the arts.

Strategic Plan

Grow and Develop Capacity of Artists and Arts Organizations

Find out how this strategy works to create healthy, growing organizations that achieve a diversity of revenue sources and support individual artists to build strong and sustainable creative practices.

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Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel Exhibit at America’s Center is open and adhering to new COVID-19 restrictions.

With a safe and spacious atmosphere, temp checks and a mask requirement, you can see the beauty of the Sistine Chapel in safety.

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#STL Artists: Make sure you’re represented! Missouri Arts Now is looking for artists from every region of the Missouri to join their traveling exhibit. Learn more about this opportunity and enter here:
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You don’t need to travel to Rome to experience the magic and majesty of the Sistine Chapel. Now in #STL, experience reproductions of Michelangelo’s masterpiece at the America’s Center. Learn more here:
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Arts and cultural events are waiting around every corner throughout the St. Louis region. Explore the abundant creativity our area has to offer. From gallery shows and performances to public installations, St. Louis is rich with culture and the arts in all forms. Browse these links to experience our arts community firsthand.


Due to the ongoing financial impacts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Regional Arts Commission (RAC) has been working diligently to adjust our annual grantmaking programs to ensure alignment with RAC’s strategic priorities, and in response to feedback from the arts community.


We have gathered a variety of news, information, and other resources to sustain the health and vibrancy of our arts community.


As the leading public catalyst for arts and culture in St. Louis, the Regional Arts Commission leverages the power of creativity to strengthen and enrich our community. Read our commitment to diversity, racial equity, accessibility, and inclusion, and see our strategic plan for the next five years.


Covid-19 has impacted us all. But what it hasn’t changed is RAC’s commitment to finding innovative ways to support arts programming, arts organizations, and individual artists through the pandemic, and to resuming these programs as soon as conditions allow.


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