St. Louis – June 13, 2014 – The Regional Arts Commission (RAC) announced today that the application process for the $20,000 Artist Fellowships to local artists is now open. Applications will be accepted through Tuesday, July 22, 2014. The 2014 Artists Fellowships mark the second year of this new initiative. This initiative was created based on results of the RAC sponsored Artists Count survey conducted in 2012, the largest survey of its kind in the United States. The survey was funded by The Kresge Foundation.

RAC will host a workshop on how to apply for the fellowships on July 1, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Regional Arts Commission at 6128 Delmar.

Ten $20,000 fellowships will be awarded to individual St. Louis artists in all disciplines. Recipients will be chosen by an Advisory Committee of professionals, peers and RAC Commissioners. Beyond monetary value, this opportunity will give artists time and freedom to study, reflect, experiment, explore, and create. The RAC Artists Fellowships are the only known multi-disciplinary fellowship of its kind in the United States.

If you have any questions about the Artists Fellowships or the Artists Fellowships Workshop, please contact Roseann Weiss, Director of Community and Public Arts, at roseann@stlrac.org or 314-863-5811.

About the Regional Arts Commission:
The Regional Arts Commission (RAC) is at the forefront of efforts to transform St. Louis into a more vibrant, creative and economically thriving community by elevating the vitality, value and visibility of the arts. As the largest annual funder of the arts in the region, since its inception in 1985, RAC has awarded more than 6,300 grants totaling over $84 million to support nonprofit arts, individual artists, cultural organizations, consortiums and programs. Directed by a board of 15 commissioners appointed by the chief executives of St. Louis City and County, RAC is a pivotal force in the continuing development and marketing of the arts in the region. www.racstl.org Follow us on FACEBOOK at Regional Arts Commission or TWITTER at RACStLouis.

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