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The arts have the power to change the lives of individuals, families, groups, and communities. RAC believes that when artists work in partnership with other members of the community, people are more creatively empowered and their communities are more vibrant, resourceful, and resilient.

Artists

St. Louis Teaching Artist Institute

The St. Louis Teaching Artist Institute (TAI) trains teaching artists focused on K–12 education using a curriculum that focuses on hands-on opportunities to explore and understand the arts through “imaginative learning.”

Artists

InSITE 2020

InSITE 2020 invites artists to share and develop ideas for site-specific, temporary public artworks that they would like to create in the Downtown St. Louis core.

Organizations

Capacity Building: St. Louis

This free, two-year teaching and mentoring program provides arts management training and implementation support to local arts and cultural organizations.

Organizations

Gyo Obata Fellowship

The Gyo Obata Fellowship is a program for our arts organizations to serve as host for future arts administrators.

Community

Community Arts Training (CAT) Institute

The Community Arts Training (CAT) Institute is an innovative program centered on the belief that art has the power to be an agent for positive social change.

Community

Downtown STL Public Art Initiative

The Downtown STL Public Art Initiative is leading the charge to bring more public art to Downtown, since public art can serve as a critical tool in Downtown’s ongoing transformation and resurgence.

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.

EXPLORE THE ARTS

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.

READ OUR MESSAGE

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

EXPLORE OUR RESOURCES

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.

LEARN MORE ABOUT RAC

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.

VIEW ALL OUR INFORMATION RELATED TO COVID-19

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