The Arts and Education Council is excited to launch the third year of the Arts and Healing Initiative, in partnership with Missouri Foundation for Health. The five-year grant aims to improve the quality of life for people throughout St. Louis City, St. Louis County, and other Missouri counties. The overarching goal of the Arts and Healing Initiative is to increase the capacity to heal through the arts.

Applications for the fourth cohort will be open September 27, 2023- October 20, 2023.

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Download a Memorandum of Understanding

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Please note our grant management software has changed and your organization will need to create a new login to access the application. Additionally, the number listed beside each question refers to the total number of characters, not words. 3,000 characters equals 575 words.

The initiative will provide grants up to $10,000 to 501(c)(3) organizations that have a primary mission that is directly concerned with arts, arts education, healing, and well-being. Program participants will drive a shared process to define arts-based healing over the course of the initiative. The Arts and Education Council defines healing as a transformative process of meaning, well-being or wholeness that reduces suffering or other factors that contribute to a low quality of life.

The Arts and Education Council has created an advisory panel comprised of leaders in the arts, healthcare and research fields to guide the development of this new initiative. 

Applications will be evaluated by the Arts and Healing Advisory Panel.

If you have questions regarding this initiative, please contact  Jessireé Jenkins, Interim Executive Director, at or 314.289.4015.