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Board and Governance

Directed by 15 commissioners appointed by the chief executives of the City of St. Louis and St. Louis County, the current RAC board represents the diversity of business leadership and arts advocacy in St. Louis. With professional experience in finance, law, marketing, healthcare, non-profit management, education, human resources, and artistic practice and arts management, Commissioners meet monthly with the full staff and more frequently for committee meetings.

Commissioners

Meet the RAC Commissioners who currently serve the community. Each Commissioner is appointed either by the Mayor of St. Louis or the St. Louis County Executive and serves a four-year term.

Andrea Purnell

Secretary

Eva Frazer

Commissioner

Jerry Gennaria

Commissioner

Rosalind Johnson

Commissioner

Vin Ko

Commissioner

Cynthia J. Kohlbry

Commissioner

Adewale Soluade

Commissioner

Kellie Trivers

Commissioner

Mary Walsh

Commissioner

David Carl Wilson

Commissioner

Committees

RAC has eight committees of the Commission. Members of staff also serve on these committees. The increase in the number of committees is indicative of RAC’s commitment to transform St. Louis into a more vibrant, creative, and equitable community. The committees, listed below, were formed to support RAC’s strategic plan and to ensure accountability at every level of the organization.

  • Executive Committee
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • Governance Committee
  • Grants Committee
  • Strategic Initiatives Committee
  • Strategic Planning Implementation Committee
  • Ad-hoc Facilities Committee

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.

EXPLORE THE ARTS

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.

READ OUR MESSAGE

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

EXPLORE OUR RESOURCES

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.

LEARN MORE ABOUT RAC

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.

VIEW ALL OUR INFORMATION RELATED TO COVID-19

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