CAT Alumni Programs

After graduating from the CAT Institute, alumni put their training into practice by activating their newfound network and creating and inspiring vibrant, effective arts-based community initiatives throughout the region.

These programs are a combination of those initiated as lab projects or ideas within the CAT Institute training and those in which alumni continue to shape the direction and implementation.

Browse through the program listings below to find out more about these unique, CAT-influenced programs that highlight the creativity and commitment of our CAT Alumni.

Afriky Lolo

“The mission of Afriky Lolo is to bring African dance to the St. Louis community through teaching and performance so ..Read More

Art Dimensions

The University of Missouri is a public research university located in the state of Missouri. In 1839 the university was ..Read More


Artica is an outdoor multi-media art festival, parade and workshops series developed to provide the people of the St. Louis ..Read More

Arts in Transit

As a community partnership program of Metro, AIT furthers Metro’s mission of “regional economic development through excellence in transportation” by forging community partnerships ..Read More

Barnes-Jewish Hospital – AWARE

In 1994, Barnes-Jewish Hospital’s Women and Infants’ Services started the AWARE program to address the problems of domestic violence among ..Read More

Beyond Housing

Beyond Housing is one of the St. Louis region’s leading providers of housing and support services for low-income families and ..Read More

Center for Survivors of Torture and War Trauma

Center for Survivors of Torture and War Trauma

Cinema St. Louis

The mission of Cinema St. Louis is to promote the art of cinema and to expand the variety and availability ..Read More

Circus Flora

The Circus Arts Foundation of Missouri (CAFM) is the parent non-profit organization of Circus Flora…St. Louis’ very own theater under ..Read More


Transitional Housing Program Peter and Paul Community Services In September of 1999, Con Christeson proposed a documentary/demonstration project to shelter ..Read More

Community Arts & Media Project (CAMP)

The Community Arts and Media Project (CAMP) is a local independent effort to bring free and sustainable resources to its ..Read More

Community Health-In-Partnership Services (CHIPS)

CHIPS, CHIPS In Motion, and CLUB CHIPS (Community Youth Leaders United for Better Health) have gained recognition around the St. ..Read More

Craft Alliance

Established in 1964, Craft Alliance provides inspiration and education in fine contemporary craft to the entire community through exhibitions, sales ..Read More

Craft Alliance Community Outreach

Cup of Ambition St. Louis City Juvenile Detention Center Teaching Artist, Robert Longyear 2007 Craft Alliance Community Outreach provides exposure, ..Read More

CSTWT—-International Play Ground

International Play Ground: Refugee Youth Performing Arts Ensemble (IPG) is a unique performing arts group for refugee and immigrant youth ..Read More

Epworth Children and Family Services

For 140 years, Epworth Children & Family Services has provided our community with essential youth development services that have helped ..Read More

Fringe St. Louis

Fringe St. Louis was created as a non-profit organization with the mission to produce the Saint Louis Fringe Festival. The ..Read More

Gateway Homeless Services, Inc.

Our vision: A safe and nurturing home for all! Our mission: GHS provides safe, nurturing emergency shelter services that empower ..Read More

Girls, Inc.

Welcome to Girls Incorporated® of St. Louis, a non-profit organization devoted to providing fun, safe, and extensive programming for girls ..Read More

Good Journey Development Foundation

Good Journey’s mission is to support and build sustainable communities and young leaders who take responsibility for the improvement of our ..Read More

Grace Hill

Grace Hill’s philosophy is based on the belief that neighbors, no matter how disadvantaged, provided the tools and resources, can ..Read More

Herbert Hoover Boys & Girls Club

Since 1967, Herbert Hoover Boys & Girls Club (HHBGC) has been providing a safe place for children to learn and ..Read More

International Institute

The Institute has a long and rich History both locally and nationally. Timelines as well as links to other International ..Read More

Jewish Community Center of St. Louis

From Early Childhood to camps, cultural and educational programs to sports and fitness and everything in between, including group and ..Read More

KDHX Double Helix

KDHX is a full-power, non-commercial, community radio station located in Saint Louis, Missouri. KDHX has been broadcasting at 42,000 watts ..Read More

La Loba Life Services

La Loba Life Services, an agency using writing and story to bring positive life closure to hospice patients. As a ..Read More

Laumeier Sculpture Park

Laumeier Sculpture Park expands the context of contemporary sculpture beyond the traditional confines of a museum. It is Laumeier’s mission ..Read More

LifeWork Transition

Throughout my twenty five years of social work practice, I noticed a common thread, which connected most of my clients ..Read More

Lydia’s House

Since its incorporation in 1995, Lydia’s House has worked to provide transitional housing, comprehensive, goal-oriented support services, and access to ..Read More

McPherson Community Garden

McPherson Community Garden is located in the Skinker DeBaliviere neighborhood. The Garden was originally a two-lot site left vacant by ..Read More

Missouri Botanical Garden’s EarthWays Center

The EarthWays Home, a three-story Victorian residence built in 1885 at 3617 Grandel Square, was renovated in 1994 to showcase ..Read More

Missouri Jobs With Justice, Bread & Roses Program

Missouri Jobs with Justice is a coalition of labor, student, community, and religious activists and organizations committed to protecting the ..Read More

New Art In The Neighborhood

New Art is a pre-professional, scholarship-based training program for high school students. Contact Information

New Art In The Neighborhood

Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis is a leading institution for contemporary art exhibitions in an innovative environment with community partnerships, ..Read More

Nikki Bradford Dance Ensemble

Founder and director of the Nikki Bradford Dance Ensemble, has danced with Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble, Kariamu African Dance ..Read More

Operation Food Search

Established in 1981 to address the growing problem of hunger, Operation Food Search is a St. Louis food bank that ..Read More

Peter & Paul Community Services, Inc. (PPCS)

PPCS is an ecumenical human service agency committed to providing immediate and transitional housing and supportive services to persons who ..Read More

Potter’s Workshop

Potter’s Workshop, an extension of the South City Open Studio and Gallery, is a community based art facility that is ..Read More

Prison Performing Arts

Prison Performing Arts is dedicated to enriching the lives of adults and young people in the Missouri criminal and juvenile ..Read More

Regional Housing and Community Development Alliance

RHCDA stands for Regional Housing and Community Development Alliance. While most prefer to call us RHCDA our official name does ..Read More

Saint Louis Art Museum

For more than a decade the Saint Louis Art Museum has been committed to increasing arts participation within and beyond ..Read More

Science & Arts Summer Experience (SASE)

The month-long Science & Arts Summer Experience (SASE) program enables Saint Louis youth to explore diverse art media at local ..Read More

Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis

The idea of a free, outdoor Shakespeare festival in St. Louis began in 1997, inspired by R. Crosby Kemper, III. ..Read More

South City Open Studio and Gallery for Children (SCOSAG)

SCOSAG provides unique experiences with all forms of art for the children and families of St. Louis. From song writing ..Read More

St. Louis ArtWorks

In collaboration with the community, young adults, 14 through 19 years old, are hired for 6 weeks each summer and ..Read More

St. Louis City Juvenile Detention Center

The facility strives to provide a well-rounded selection of activities and programs promoting physical, mental, and spiritual growth and wellness ..Read More

St. Louis Public Schools, Community Education Program

Community Education is a philosophy of life-long learning that engages schools, families and the broader community in a process designed ..Read More

Stages St. Louis

Founded in 1987 by Michael Hamilton and Jack Lane, STAGES ST. LOUIS is a professional, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit theatre company dedicated ..Read More

Taproots School of the Arts

Advance the book as a vital contemporary art form; preserve the traditions of bookmaking and paper crafts; provide an environment ..Read More

That Uppity Theatre Company

Our name reflects who we are. Bold, brave, willing to step outside the status quo in order to instigate social ..Read More

The Friends of Taiwan–Greater St. Louis

This non-profit organization is exclusively for charitable, educational, religious, or scientific purposes and specifically to promote educational and cultural exchanges ..Read More

The Learning Tree Intergenerational Center

The Learning Tree Intergenerational Center has been operating since 1971. The Fine Arts program began in 1995 and has been ..Read More

The Photography Project

The Photography Project is modeled after the pioneering community photography programs of internationally recognized photographer, Wendy Ewald and is sponsored ..Read More

Urban Arts

Urban Arts is a multifaceted outreach program developed in partnership with select urban schools. Arts instruction, including performances, workshops, and ..Read More

Urban Studio Café

The Urban Studio strengthens community through the creative process. Art, music, public space design, creative community events…all things community and ..Read More

Via Partnership

Via Partnership, LLP is a St. Louis-based consulting group that works with public and private sector organizations to develop and ..Read More

Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts

VLAA volunteers help photographers, painters, poets, musicians, playwrights, graphic artists, dancers, crafts groups, filmmakers, theatre companies, orchestras, neighborhood arts councils, ..Read More

VSA Missouri, the state organization on arts and disability

VSA Missouri, the state organization on art and disability, envisions a world where people with disabilities have access to the ..Read More

Washington University College of Art Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Art

The creative terrain of our contemporary world demands a new educational paradigm. The Sam Fox School of Design & Visual ..Read More

Women’s Support and Community Services

Women’s Support and Community Services is the oldest and largest locally-founded organization in St. Louis dedicated to helping domestic violence ..Read More