Applications for Artist Support Grant for All Disciplines Now Open Through September 20

August 8, 2018

ST. LOUIS (August 8, 2018) – The Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis (RAC) announces a new round of Artist Support Grants opened August 6, with a deadline of September 20. These grants provide direct funds for St. Louis area artists’ projects, needs, and creative opportunities in all disciplines.

Established in 2013 as a result of a comprehensive survey of St. Louis artists, RAC Artist Support Grants have provided funds of up to $3,000 each to more than 300 artists in all disciplines for creative projects, professional opportunities, or equipment needs.

Direct support enables diverse artists of all disciplines to advance their careers and to complete creative projects. The grants are designed to be flexible, accessible, and to encourage creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship with a sustained commitment to artistic work.

For the application and information about eligibility, how to apply, or to attend a workshop, visit

DATES:   Open: Monday, August 6
Deadline: Thursday, September 20, 11:59 p.m.

Monday, August 13, 5:30 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis
6128 Delmar Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63112

Tuesday, August 28, 5:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
St. Louis Public Library
1301 Olive Street
St. Louis, MO 63103

Monday, September 10th, 12:30 p.m. –  2 p.m.
St. Louis County Library – Sachs Branch
16400 Burkhardt Place
Chesterfield, MO 63017

All workshops are free and open to the public.

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. It is the largest annual funder of the arts in the region, and since its inception in 1985, RAC has awarded more than 7,000 grants, totaling more than $100 million to support nonprofit arts, individual artists, cultural organizations, and programs. Directed by a board of 15 commissioners appointed by the chief executives of St. Louis City and St. Louis County, RAC is a pivotal force in the continuing development and marketing of the arts in the region. Visit for more information, or follow us on Facebook at Regional Arts Commission or Twitter @RACStLouis.


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