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Jay Scherder

Senior Communications Manager

Jay Scherder joined the Regional Arts Commission in November 2021 as the Senior Communications Manager. He has nearly a decade of communications and public relations experience, as well as extensive experience in broadcast television. In his career, Jay has received numerous awards for his work and philanthropy, including two Emmys, 417 Magazine’s 30 Under 30 designation, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Man of the Year, and the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations Rising Star Award.   

Jay received his Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Missouri and his Master of Business Administration from Missouri Baptist University. No matter where he works, Jay brings love of storytelling with him. He believes a strong content strategy leads to strong community and stakeholder engagement. Through networking, relationship building, and collaboration, Jay looks forward to telling the story of the Regional Arts Commission and the impact the organization has in the St. Louis region.  

Jay has previously worked for KRIS-TV, KY3-TV, Rockwood School District, East Central College, and St. Charles Community College.  


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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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