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

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.

Start your ripple effect

Upcoming Events

The Nutcracker

December 14, 2018

Touhill Performing Arts Center

'Twas the Night

December 14, 2018

Union Avenue Christian Church

The Little Dancer

December 14, 2018

Edison Theatre at Washington University

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, A&E'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 A&E's arts incubator

Catalyst Lab in use