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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2023 St. Louis Arts Awards

The St. Louis Arts Awards honors the incredible artists, organizations, and individuals that keep art happening in our local communities and make our great bi-state region such a vibrant place to live, work and play. 2023 will be a big year for us, as the Arts and Education Council is turning 60!

Join us on Monday, April 17, 2023 at the Chase Park Plaza beginning at 5:00pm with a pre-show cocktail hour, followed by artful dinner, and our coveted awards ceremony, featuring thrilling performances by some of our region’s most dynamic artists. Our theme this year will reflect the glamorous textures of The Great Gatsby meets The Cotton Club.

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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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