Keep Art Happening | Arts and Education Council of St. Louis

The Arts and Education Council keeps art happening across the St. Louis region because we believe a region rich with arts and cultural opportunities is critical to creating and sustaining vibrant communities.

Arts and Healing Initiative
It is our hope that the Arts and Healing Initiative will be transformative in how we treat those with physical and psychological challenges.

Bob Hughes, president and CEO
Missouri Foundation for Health

Arts and Healing Initiative

The Arts and Education Council is excited to launch a new Arts and Healing Initiative, in partnership with Missouri Foundation for Health. The five-year grant will be used to launch the initiative which aims to improve the quality of life for people throughout St. Louis City and County in its first year, and other Missouri counties in subsequent years. The overarching goal of the Arts and Healing Initiative is to increase the capacity to heal through the arts.

The initiative will provide grants up to $10,000 to 501(c)(3) organizations who have a primary mission that is directly concerned with arts, arts education, healing and well-being.

Applications will be accepted June 1 through July 31.

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Centene Center for the Arts

The Centene Center for the Arts is a dynamic, vibrant arts incubator owned and operated by the Arts and Education Council and strategically located in the Grand Center Arts District. Through a leadership gift from the Centene Charitable Foundation, the Arts and Education Council's arts incubator fosters a community of growth for St. Louis arts organizations by offering facilities and services they need - from below-market rate office spaces to free rehearsal and event spaces to collaborative spaces for idea-sharing.

About our arts incubator

Catalyst Lab in use