About RAC

The mission of the Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis is
to promote, encourage, and foster art and culture in St. Louis City and County.

The Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis (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 and culture. It is the largest annual funder of nonprofit arts in the region; and since its inception in 1985, has awarded more than 7,000 grants totaling over $100 million to support individual artists, nonprofit arts and culture organizations, and other 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, support, and marketing of the arts in the region.