We are an investor in the arts and artists. We will prioritize quality in all that we do. We believe that equity is an urgent and necessary priority. We believe that every child deserves a well-rounded education that includes the arts. We will promote partnerships to strengthen the sector.
These are the principles that guide our work. Because every artist, organization and generation in our region thrives when the arts around us do, too.
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.
The Regional Arts Commission envisions a region where every resident has the freedom, resources, and opportunities to enjoy a creative life – to share and celebrate their stories, art, and culture and feel a sense of belonging wherever they live, work, or play.
In this more equitable world, every culture is valued, supported and enabled to grow and thrive. A person’s well-being and success in life are not determined by race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, ability, class, or status.
This work requires that we confront inequities of the past, reveal inequities of the present and develop effective strategies to move all of us toward a more equitable future.
A 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.
The Latest News and Events at RAC
The arts and culture sector is big business in St. Louis, and the Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis (RAC) has the data to back it up. The latest Americans for the Arts Economic & Prosperity 6 (AEP) study was released on Oct. 23 at Cultura, a new research, arts...
Creatives Count Study Provides Exclusive Look Inside the Lives of the Artists Who Power the St. Louis Arts and Culture Sector
A new study out from the Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis (RACSTL) is shining a light on the creative community. The data from Creatives Count, the only study of creatives in the region, will be used as a critical source of information for governments,...