Vin Ko


Vin Ko is senior program manager for the St. Louis Mosaic Project, which seeks to transform St. Louis into the fastest growing metropolitan area for immigration by 2020 and to promote regional prosperity through immigration and innovation. Ko ensures the success of Mosaic’s targeted programs by managing and supporting the more than 800 Mosaic Ambassadors, regional entrepreneurs, and international student initiatives in St. Louis.

Before this, Vin worked at Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School (MICDS) in their Alumni and Development office where he helped secure a $7-million-dollar lead gift. He also served as the director of operations for State Treasurer Clint Zweifel’s successful reelection campaign in 2012.

Born in St. Louis, Vin graduated from the University of California Santa Barbara with a Bachelor of Arts in political science. Since moving back to St. Louis in 2010, Vin has launched St. Louis Pick Up Soccer, growing to more than 5,000 members playing all over the region. Vin is a graduate of the FOCUS St. Louis Emerging Leaders Program and was a member of the TEDxGatewayArch Leadership Board, Ladue Education Foundation Board, and FBI Citizens Academy. Vin currently serves on the St. Louis Civic Pride Foundation Executive Board, the Downtown STL Inc. Board of Directors, the Asian American Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and the Advisory Board for Peter and Paul Community Services’ Club Soccer Team, “The St. Louis Roadies.” With his spare time, Vin coaches the Washington University in St. Louis Women’s Club Soccer team and is a member of the St. Louis Curling Club.

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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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