First-time Program Support Grant Applicants: Required Pre-applications Due Monday, February 20
Grant Application Deadline: Monday, March 27

When You Support the Arts,
You Support St. Louis

Please consider helping bolster our local arts and culture sector through a donation to the Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis. Your gift will help fund our various grants and program for artists.

Arts and Economic Prosperity Study 6 Underway

RAC knows that convincing our government and civic leaders to act requires more than an earnest appeal to an individual’s morals, it takes demonstrating economic value and return on investment.

St. Louis is an Arts Town.

Explore all the ways you can bring the arts into your life in St. Louis.

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.
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The Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis (RAC), the largest public funder of the arts in St. Louis, has opened 2023 grant applications to local artists and arts organizations. Submissions for both Artist Support Grant and Program Support Grant categories are due on March 27, 2023. First-time Program Support Grant applicants are required to submit a pre-application as part of the pre-qualification process. Pre-applications are due Monday, February 20.

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Giving Back Through The Arts – A DELUX Magazine Profile

RAC President and CEO Vanessa Cooksey spoke with DELUX Magazine for their 314 Day Edition. Read what she had to say about what sets St. Louis apart from other cities, the healing power of art, and our collective role in building a creative environment that supports our youth.

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Gyo Obata Fellowship Applications Now Open

The ten-week paid summer fellowship program provides a minimum of ten college students with a hands-on introduction to arts nonprofits in St. Louis City and County. The program matches undergraduate students from underrepresented backgrounds in arts administration with host nonprofit arts organizations, who will guide their professional development through the summer.

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PNC Arts Alive Now Accepting Grant Applications

PNC is now accepting applications from visual and performing arts organizations in Greater St. Louis for $250,000 in PNC Arts Alive grant funding to support new and evolving programs. Grantees will receive funding and participate in a customized capacity-build experience. Applications for 2023-2025 grant programs will be accepted until March 31, 2023.