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.

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Arts and Education Council grantees not only produce or present great art, they also maintain viable, impactful arts education and outreach programming throughout the bi-state area.


Grant Opportunities

The Arts and Education Council offers a variety of grant opportunities to nonprofit organizations that have arts and arts education at its core to invest our donors contributions in the people, programs and organizations that promote what we call the elements of a vibrant community. The arts can inspire our kids, bridge cultural divides, energize communities, foster our economy and enrich lives.

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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

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