The Arts and Education Council builds appreciation, participation and support for arts and arts education throughout the St. Louis community.

Maxine du Maine, teaching artist
I'm using art to reach kids in a positive way, to have a positive impact on their life and put a smile on their face if I can.

Maxine du Maine
Griscom Public Schools

Your Gift Makes an Impact

We believe the arts are critical to shaping a vibrant community for all. They spark innovation, inspire our kids, build bridges between cultures, stimulate our economy and enrich lives. 

Every year, your support for the Arts and Education Council (A&E) starts a ripple effect of positive change across our region by connecting adults and children with meaningful arts experiences. A&E's multi-faceted programs reach nearly 100 arts organizations across the bi-state region, where the arts support 19,000 jobs, generate more than $590 million in economic impact and engage more than 11 million individuals each year. 

Thank you for your support as we keep art happening. Learn more about the ripple effect of the arts and the impact of your gift to A&E.

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Upcoming Events

Rough Draft presented by Craft Alliance + Urban Chestnut Brewing Co.

October 18, 2018

Urban Chestnut Bier Hall in the Grove

The Queen's Six

October 20, 2018

Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis

Catalyst Conversations: Exploring the Paranormal

October 23, 2018

Centene Center for the Arts


The Arts and Education Council's crowdfunding platform is designed to connect donors with arts and arts education projects within the Greater St. Louis area. Support projects that impact the community you live in, and make a difference in the lives around you today.

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