Creative Impact Fund for Diversifying the Arts | Arts and Education Council of St. Louis

Creative Impact Fund for Diversifying the Arts

By increasing the availability and accessibility of arts experiences that include and represent diversity, the Creative Impact Fund for Diversifying the Arts helps to provide grants to arts and/or arts education organizations that demonstrate diversity or seek to expand support of new or existing programs, leadership and access which show promise for creative new directions in arts and cultural programming.

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The Black Rep

The Black Rep will perform “Bubbling Brown Sugar,” a musical intended to create a feeling of community among their culturally and socially diverse audience.


CAIR-Missouri will introduce the St. Louis community to Islamic culture through its Great Muslim Food Festival.

Cinema St. Louis

Cinema St. Louis will produce its thirteenth annual QFest, a program focused on exposing St. Louis audiences to diverse stories of love, hope and inspiration through films that celebrate LGBTQ+ culture around the world.

Creative Reaction Lab

In collaboration with Creative Reaction Lab, ethnically diverse youth groups will be given the opportunity to become leaders in designing healthy and equitable communities.

Gateway Korea Foundation

Gateway Korea Foundation will curate a collection on Korean textile art in conjunction with the Saint Louis Art Museum.

The Griot Museum of Black History

The Griot Museum of Black History will produce an illustrated booklet that tells the stories of prominent, African American historical figures.

Intersect Arts Center

Educational programs of the Intersect Arts Center will continue to encourage participants of all ages to explore various mediums of artwork through studio sessions, mentorship and exhibitions.

Metro Trans Umbrella Group

Transcending the Spectrum, an art exhibition developed by the Metro Trans Umbrella Group, will provide a space for underrepresented artistic communities to showcase and sell their work.


MindsEye will create a safe space for artists, people with disabilities and community leaders to discuss how to best address the challenges that affect their communities. Through these forums, they hope to foster conversations that will positively impact accessibility in the St. Louis area.