PNC Program Grants | Arts and Education Council of St. Louis

PNC Program Grants

PNC Program Grants, underwritten by the PNC Foundation, provide merit-based grants to organizations in the St. Louis bi-state region that provide arts and arts education programs addressing community needs. 

Applications for the 2022/23 PNC Program Grants are now closed.

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See the current PNC Program Grantees below.

Bach Society of Saint Louis

Finding Your Voice Educational Video Series will expand its educational reach by providing free content via an engaging series of videos that introduce children and youth to different singers’ stories and musical materials students might not otherwise be able to experience in an in-person classroom.

Bread and Roses Missouri

Workers’ Theater Project strives to make theater more accessible to workers and their families, broaden who partakes in artistic expression, and welcome working-class St. Louisans into artistic spaces by using theater to examine and discuss the political and economic landscape of the region, getting to the roots of the poverty and inequity in St. Louis.

Circus Harmony

Architecture and Acrobats teaches young people to be creative artists as they choreograph and perform site-specific shows that bring the arts to neighborhoods. Throughout the process they’ll work with neighborhood organizations and those interested in the history of the region to ensure accurate storytelling and community engagement.

Creative Reaction Lab

Artwork for Equity Advocacy Campaign, which was launched in 2017 in recognition of the United Nations’ International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, will address the decline in arts education among Black and Latinx youth by centering and uplifting these youth voices and promoting their artwork as a means of enacting social justice.

Midtown Community Services

ARTrepreneur and Midtown Radio Production Programs leverage the arts to teach students entrepreneurship, brand development and media production. Students learn how to write, produce and perform their own music, ultimately learning how to create valuable media projects that can be used to inspire the community and serve as a tool to promote social justice in St. Louis.

Pianos for People

Free Summer Music Camps cater to a broad range of skill levels, including age-specific camps that provide students with educationally appropriate material while also building a sense of community and belonging.

Prison Performing Arts

Learning Through the Arts offers year-round performing arts classes to youth and young adults, ages 12-24, who are currently in prison or detention facilities ─ with the goal of creating opportunities to reveal their talents, intelligence and humanity to themselves, their families and the wider community.

Riverview West Florissant Development Corporation

Imagination Creates Expression supports youth in the North Corridor of St. Louis City who are using their voices in the community in which they live through verbal and written expression.

The St. Louis Artists Guild

The St. Louis Artists Guild will present It Was All Very Queer, a national juried exhibition examining contemporary queer artists residing within the United States. The show will examine contemporary queer artists’ work, which investigates identity, social norms, inclusivity and the celebration of being queer.

Saint Louis Poetry Center

Saint Louis Poetry Center’s Outside Literary Magazine empowers high school students as writers, artists, entrepreneurs and leaders through online and print publishing. Through the publication process, students build literacy, web and graphic design, marketing, printmaking, event planning and leadership skills.

Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis

Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis’ annual festival highlights the works of the St. Louis native and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright through multidisciplinary arts events.