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.

Catalyst Conversations
Experience the arts through a new lens.

Catalyst Conversations

Catalyst Conversations is a series of casual discussions – some playful, some serious, but all engaging and thought-provoking – in A&E’s Catalyst Innovation Lab, a “living room for the arts” on the ground floor of the Centene Center for the Arts.

Each conversation features people who are using their talents and unique experiences to inspire, connect and shape new perspectives. Food, drink and networking is part of each discussion.

Join us March 19 for Spring into Innovation with Allyson Ditchey, founder of Connect the Arts, and Sheila Burkett, CEO of Spry Digital, for a conversation about the intersection of tech and art.


Upcoming Events

Catalyst Conversations: Spring into Innovation

March 19, 2019

Centene Center for the Arts

WiseWrite Festival

April 02, 2019

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis


April 05, 2019

Touhill Performing Arts Center

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