Advocate. Partner. Catalyst.

These are the pillars of our five-year strategic plan – to build capacity; increase exposure to arts education; and advance diversity, equity and inclusion within the arts and culture sector of St. Louis.

COVID-19 Resources For Artists and Arts Organizations

As the largest funder of individual artists in the St. Louis region, we remain steadfast in our mission to support local artists, arts organizations and programming through these uncertain times.

For Artists
If you’re an artist in the region, learn more about grants, opportunities and resources.

For Organizations
Are you one of the region’s many nonprofit arts organizations? Learn more about grants, programs and resources to specifically benefit groups like yours.

For the STL Community
Bring the arts into your life. Check out events, our public art directory and more.
Featured Content

Special Town Hall Meeting

One year after the launch of our five-year strategic plan, a lot has changed. The financial and social challenges of COVID-19 have been significant. We held a special Town Hall webinar on March 31 and would like to share it with you. Watch the webinar to find out what we’ve learned, what we’ve done, and what our plans are to support local artists and arts organizations in 2021.

RAC Town Hall Webinar
Featured Content

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.

Strategic Plan

Grow and Develop Capacity of Artists and Arts Organizations

Find out how this strategy works to create healthy, growing organizations that achieve a diversity of revenue sources and support individual artists to build strong and sustainable creative practices.


Regional Arts Commission Finance Committee Monthly Meeting

N O T I C E   O F   M E E T I N G Regional Arts Commission Finance Committee Monthly Meeting Monday, April 5, 2021 9 a.m. via Zoom Conference Call Note: Because of (COVID-19), this notice, will be the only posting for this meeting. Please direct all inquiries to...

View More
6 days ago
📆SAVE THE DATE – 11/03 10am CST! • Regional Arts Commission Fall Virtual Town Hall

We hope you will join us on November 3rd for updates on important topics like our plan for 2022 Grants and Programs.

More information to come!
2 months ago
3 days left to make your feedback count!

Thank you to those that have participated so far.❤️

Please help us reach our goal of 400 survey participants by visiting the link:
2 months ago
📢We want to hear from you!

RAC invites you to take a brief survey and participate in shaping the future of RAC’s presence in the community and throughout the #STL region. Responses will be confidential and anonymous. Thank you!
4 months ago
The Regional Arts Commission promotes a full creative life for every St. Louisan!

Explore all the ways you can bring the arts into your life on RAC’s event page:


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


Skip to content