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.

stARTup Creative Competition
[Winning the stARTup Creative Competition] was a pivotal moment for us because it gave us credibility and validated what we were doing.

Antionette Carroll
Founder, Creative Reaction Lab

2020 stARTup Creative Competition

Do you have an innovative idea that could transform the St. Louis arts community? Submissions for the stARTup Creative Competition are now open —don't miss out on this exciting opportunity!

The stARTup Creative Competition, a partnership between the Arts and Education Council and PNC Foundation, encourages the development of great ideas with art at their core that strengthen and enhance the St. Louis arts community.

2020 stARTup Creative Competition submissions are due Feb. 28.

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Upcoming Events

Dress the Part

January 29, 2020

The Ready Room


February 02, 2020

Grandel Theatre

Beethoven’s Ninth

February 07, 2020

Powell Hall

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