Arts and Healing Initiative | Arts and Education Council of St. Louis

Arts and Healing Initiative

The Arts and Education Council was awarded a five-year grant by the Missouri Foundation for Health for an Arts and Healing Initiative that may improve the quality of life for diverse populations throughout St. Louis City and County in its first year, and beyond in subsequent years. The Arts and Education Council echoes the World Health Organization’s assertion that a holistic view of health is defined as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being rather than merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Therefore, we believe the arts have a critical role in improving an individual’s health and social well-being.  

If you have questions regarding this initiative, please contact Cynthia P. Davis, Director of Grants and Programs, at or 314.289.4007. 

Applications for the first grant cycle will open in summer 2020.