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Lyah LeFlore


LYAH BETH LeFLORE-ITUEN is a Bestselling Author, television and film producer, and music supervisor.  As a 30 year entertainment veteran she has worked at Nickelodeon, Uptown Records/Entertainment, Wolf Films/Universal, and ran Alan Haymon Development for over a decade.  LeFlore has also written eight critically-acclaimed books.  Currently, she has several high profile tv projects in development including “Ferguson” with Undisputed Cinema/Touchstone TV; and Things That Make White People Uncomfortable with John Wells/HBO Max.   

She is the co-founder and executive director of the literary arts-based nonprofit, The Shirley Bradley LeFlore Foundation/Creative Arts and Expression Laboratory, which honors LeFlore’s late mother, St. Louis Poet Laureate Emeritus, and 2Leaf Press author, Shirley Bradley Price LeFlore. Coming Soon: Contributor to the six-volume series, Trailblazers: Black Women who Helped Make America Great by Gabrielle David to be released 2021-2022.   

In 2022, I Collect My Eyes…A Memoir:  A Mother and Daughter’s Spiritual Journey and Conversations about Love, Motherhood, Death, and Healing, the long-awaited final collaboration coauthored with her late mother, St. Louis Poet Laureate Emeritus, Shirley Bradley Price LeFlore.  LeFlore-Ituen is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the literary arts-based nonprofit, The Shirley Bradley LeFlore Foundation/Creative Arts and Expression Laboratory.  A force in her own right, LeFlore-Ituen, is a versatile, multi-hyphenate visionary, whose greatest achievement is being a mom and wife. 

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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.


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.


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