Regional Arts Commission Awards $3.9 Million in Grants for Arts and Cultural Organizations and Programs

Vital Voice
Thursday, July 7, 2016

The Regional Arts Commission (RAC), the largest annual funder of the arts in the St. Louis region, has awarded 215 grants this year, totaling more than $3.9 million to support nonprofit arts and cultural organizations for arts programming in the St. Louis area. Since its inception in 1985, RAC has awarded more than 6,900 grants totaling over $97 million to support nonprofit arts, individual artists, cultural organizations, and programs.

“The grants allocated through RAC this year enable dozens of nonprofit organizations to ensure that St. Louisans continue to enjoy an amazing array of cultural offerings of the highest artistic quality. We are pleased to provide one of the largest and most sustainable sources of funding for organizations doing great work in the arts in our region,” stated Michael Scully, Chairman of RAC.

Last year, RAC engaged its grantees and other stakeholders throughout the region in a series of discussions addressing funding challenges, emerging practices and leveraging resources to support the arts. Following those discussions, RAC instituted a new rating system as part of a comprehensive restructuring of its grants program.

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