WHEN YOU SUPPORT RAC
YOU SUPPORT A FULL CREATIVE LIFE FOR EVERY ST. LOUISAN
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. We envision a region where every resident has the freedom, resources, and opportunities to enjoy a creative life – to share and celebrate their stories, art, and culture, and feel a sense of belonging.
As the biggest public funder of the arts in St. Louis, RAC’s top priority has always been supporting the diverse collective of artists and arts organizations that make our world-class arts and culture community so vibrant. Since our beginning in 1985, we have provided
MORE THAN 7,000 GRANTS WORTH OVER $100 MILLION
But we are more than a funder. We are a passionate ADVOCATE, a true PARTNER, and a leading CATALYSTfor supporting the evolving needs of the arts and culture sector. Our approach to grantmaking is rooted in our values of accessibility, equity, and transparency. Together, we are invested in ensuring every St. Louisan is able to lead a full creative life.
Million of dollars of economic impact from the St. Louis arts and culture sector every year.
Number of full-time St. Louis arts and culture sector jobs.
Number of St. Louisans who said arts and culture are important to their daily lives.
HOW WILL YOU CHOOSE TO SUPPORT THE ARTS?
Advancing St. Louis’ arts and culture sector requires community organizing and collective action. Attend a public meeting, thank elected officials who support the arts, and join us for Arts Advocacy Day. CLICK HERE to learn more about advocating for the arts and make your voice heard. Also, LEARN from the latest, groundbreaking research reports to better understand how the arts benefit the economy and vibrancy of our region and apply that knowledge to your advocacy efforts.
As a 501c3 charity, RAC welcomes your financial generosity to help meet the need of our creative community that works tirelessly to make our community more vibrant. Your donation means direct support to local artists and arts organizations. Work alongside us to invest in one of our region’s most cherished assets – the arts and culture scene.
You can also help by SIGNING UP to review and score grant applications. Simply nominate yourself or someone else for the opportunity to be selected based on experience, interest, and the number of applications submitted. Eligible reviewers receive an honorarium of $200 for contributing their time and expertise!
Whether you’re in the mood for music or want to catch a comedian to lift your spirits, there’s always an opportunity to uncover the unordinary. From an art opening at a stunning neighborhood gallery to a Broadway-bound performance at an intimate, state-of-the-art theatre, you’ll find pleasant surprises every day and seemingly on every corner. When you support the arts, you support St. Louis. Find your vibe by browsing the best arts and culture opportunities STL has to offer. Come see what you’ve been missing at www.stlouisarts.org.