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Below is a list of websites we hope you will find helpful. If you would like us to add others, please feel free to submit them for consideration. We will continue to expand this list.

Please note that none of the following sites are affiliated with or maintained by RAC. RAC is not responsible for their content.

ARTPLACE
ArtPlace is a collaboration of ten leading national and regional foundations, eight federal agencies and six of the nation’s largest banks to accelerate creative placemaking across the U.S.

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COMMUNITY ARTS NETWORK (ARCHIVE)
The CAN project, which was active from July 1999 through April 2010, promoted information exchange, research, and critical dialogue within the field of community-based arts, that is, art made as a voice and a force within a specific community of place, spirit or tradition. “Reading room” continues to be a valuable resource. The CAN archived pages are still available courtesy of Indiana University.

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BUILDING BLOCKS FOR EQUITY, REGIONAL ARTS & CULTURE COUNCIL
Based on local and national best practices for equity and inclusion work–and some promising applications in the local arts community–RACC has developed six building blocks to help organizations foster equitable access to the arts by increasing the participation of and engagement with diverse audiences.

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CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF ART & COMMUNITY
CSA&C has over thirty years experience building arts partnerships in educational, community and social institutions. We have provided expert guidance for developing artistic, educational, funding, community development collaborations with over 250 partners from the arts and other community sectors.

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SPRINGBOARD FOR THE ARTS
Springboard for the Arts is an economic and community development organization for artists and by artists. Springboard for the Arts’ mission is to cultivate vibrant communities by connecting artists with the skills, information, and services they need to make a living and a life.

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NATIONAL CONSORTIUM FOR CREATIVE PLACEMAKING
We help communities heal and recover more quickly, and become more resilient through creative placemaking. We connect, inform, inspire and support the people who want to strengthen communities with local arts, artists, cultural activities and cultural bearers. We advise civic and cultural leaders working to support healthy, equitable, sustainable, and inclusive communities.

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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.

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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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