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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A Guide to Arts Summer Camps in St. Louis

Summer camp registration is opening across St. Louis, and there are several opportunities for children and teenagers to explore the arts! From theater to visual arts, dance and music, our arts programs and organizations have something for all ages. 

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Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis Distributes More Than $3 Million in American Rescue Plan Act Funding to St. Louis Artists and Arts Organizations

RACSTL awarded more than $3 million to 166 local artists and 54 arts organizations as part of the ARPA for the Arts program, designed to address lost revenue during the pandemic.

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River Styx Relaunch: Literary Journal Continues to Make Waves

River Styx, St. Louis’ oldest literary and visual arts journal, has officially relaunched its publication. For over 48 years, they have inspired local and national audiences with moving poetry and striking visual pieces. Though extreme financial and staffing struggles threatened the future of the publication, local organizations such as the Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis (RACSTL) helped keep it afloat.