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Sherry Sissac

Deputy Director

A seasoned communications strategist and civic volunteer, Sherry Sissac serves as deputy director for the Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis where she is responsible for organizational planning and development. She has worked for industry-leading companies such as advertising giant Leo Burnett USA and Weber Shandwick, a global public relations firm. Sherry has also held positions as an anchor and public affairs talk show host for ABC network affiliate KDNL in St. Louis and guest correspondent roles with various digital media outlets. In her current role, Sherry provides thought leadership in arts administration and brand management supporting efforts that contribute to the economic and cultural vibrancy of the region. Sherry previously operated a Chicago based communications management consultancy, serving entrepreneurs, non-profits, and corporate clients. Her community involvement spans over 25 years, with a critical focus on the well-being of children and fostering economic development for under-resourced communities.

Her leadership and collaborative talents have been acknowledged by several entities, including the Missouri Broadcasters Association, Missouri National Education Association, Arts & Education Council, and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Her professional associations and training include the Association of Black Foundation Executives (ABFE), Americans for the Arts (AFTA), National Arts Marketing Project (NAMP), Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), Poynter Institute for Media Studies, Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development, and the Knight Foundation.

Sherry serves in an advisory capacity or board member to a host of nonprofit organizations.

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.


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