RAC Accepting Applications for Artist Support Grants

The Regional Arts Commission in St. Louis aims to lead, strengthen, and give voice to a creative community where every citizen can be proud to live, work, and play in a world-class region. The organization was founded in 1985 to promote, encourage, and foster the arts and cultural institutions in St. Louis City and County, and to contribute to the economic development of the area through a strong arts presence.

As part of this mission, RAC is accepting applications for its Artist Support Grant program, which provides direct funds in support of individual artists’ projects, needs, and creative opportunities. Direct support enables diverse artists in any discipline to advance their careers and complete a creative project, and is designed to be flexible  encourage creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship, and sustained commitment to artistic work.

Grants of up to $3,000 can be used for (but are not limited to) equipment and materials, rental space, arts-related travel, conference fees, project completion, salaries, professional and artistic development, training, and other resources.

To be eligible, applicants must be an artist who has lived in St. Louis City or  County for at least one year; be 19 years of age or older; and have exhibited, performed, presented, and/or published artistic work in a public context within the last three years. In addition, applicants must not be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student.

RAC will accept applications from January 29 to March 15, 2018.

See the RAC website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.


Deadline: May 25, 2018

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