The Regional Arts Commission Announces 2016 Artist Fellowships

Vital Voice
Thursday, December 8, 2016

The Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis (RAC) has awarded fellowships at $20,000 each to ten local artists totaling $200,000 as part of its annual round of Artist Fellowships. This is the fourth year that RAC has offered the Artist Fellowships.

The fellowships will allow for the development of the individual artist’s career, providing the necessary time and space to study, reflect, experiment, explore and create. These awards are not grants in the traditional sense but “fellowships” in terms of a financial endowment or investment in the careers of St. Louis artists. The RAC Artist Fellowship program is among the few multi-disciplinary fellowship programs of its kind in the United States.

The Artists Count survey conducted in 2012 by RAC and funded by the Kresge Foundation determined that one of the most pressing needs for regional artists is to receive financial support in order to pursue their art form and further their artistic careers. This finding supports RAC’s commitment to providing a financial investment in the form of artist fellowships and artist support grants that are awarded annually to St. Louis area artists.

Read the full news announcement here.

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