The Arts and Education Council is a unique asset in our community. As our region's only united arts fund, the Arts and Education Council is supported entirely by private contributions from individuals, corporations, foundations and community organizations committed to the value and benefit of the arts to our community. Since 1963, the Arts and Education Council has raised and distributed more than $100 million in private support for the arts in our region.

Learn more about our corporate and community partners. Explore below how your company or organization can partner with the Arts and Education Council to keep art happening throughout the bi-state region.

Annual Fund Support

The Arts and Education Council invests donations to the annual fund in the people, organizations and programs that create meaningful artistic experiences for 1.6 million adults and children throughout our region each year.

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Workplace Giving Campaigns

Employees who contribute to the Arts and Education Council through a workplace giving campaign raise more than half of total contributions to the annual fund each year. Campaigns are a great way to engage your employees through fun, creative activities that make an impact in our community. 

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Sponsor the St. Louis Arts Awards

The St. Louis Arts Awards is the area's preeminent event honoring the artists, educators, philanthropists, corporate citizens and arts organizations that make our region so vibrant. It is an elegant evening of cocktails and dinner, an awards presentation and awe-inspiring performances - all packed into just four hours. Proceeds benefit the Arts and Education Council.

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Named Art Funds

The Arts and Education Council creates unique collaborations with corporations to fund specific projects and initiatives that reach classrooms, communities and populations that might not otherwise have access to the arts. 

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Have a different idea on how to keep art happening? The Arts and Education Council will work with you or your organization to tailor an opportunity that compliments your interests and values. Please contact us here to learn more.