ARTS &: WHAT’S NEXT FOR ST. LOUIS’ ARTS COMMUNITY?

February 5, 2019

Regional Arts Commission shares the next steps for our growing arts and culture sector

MEDIA ALERT
For more information, contact Mike Wilmering, O’Malley Hansen Communications, 314-721-8121mike.wilmering@omalleyhansen.com

Also, visit vision.racstl.org for more information.

WHAT
In 2018, the Regional Arts Commission (RAC) revealed ARTS &: A Creative Vision for St. Louis, which culminated an 18-month effort to identify a new direction for the arts in our region. Thousands of St. Louisans participated and identified six priorities they believe will help St. Louis move forward over the coming years. Now RAC invites the arts community and its advocates to hear what’s next for ARTS & and St. Louis’ growing arts sector.

Artists, arts organizations, and other community stakeholders will deepen the community’s understanding of the six priorities identified in the ARTS & report.

WHEN
Friday, February 8
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

WHO
Mont Levy, chairman of RAC
Felicia Shaw, executive director of RAC
Michael Kaiser, a nationally renowned leader in arts management who has completed a seminal study of St. Louis’ nonprofit arts sector and is facilitating RAC’s internal strategic planning process
Amy Rome, principal and founder of the Rome Group, a local nonprofit consulting firm contracted to facilitate the arts sector engagement process

Interview opportunities will be available and may also be arranged in advance of the event.

WHERE
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3224 Locust
St. Louis, Missouri 63103

WHY
RAC is at the forefront of efforts to transform St. Louis into a more vibrant, creative, and economically thriving community. Through the findings of the ARTS & report, along with the help of the Rome Group and various artists and art organizations, RAC believes this is a vital next step to achieving its goal.

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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