Operating Support Grants
The Arts and Education Council believes that a region rich with arts and cultural experiences is critical to creating and sustaining vibrant communities. By investing in a wide variety of art forms and organizations, the Arts and Education Council creates an environment where the growing impact and ripple effect of the arts is felt and celebrated by the entire community.
Operating Support Grants provide ongoing, unrestricted support to arts organizations whose programming supports the Arts and Education Council's goal to drive community impact by promoting the elements of a vibrant community.
The 2021 Operating Support Grant application process has concluded. We anticipate applications will open in Spring 2022.
See the current Operating Support Grantees below.
The Black Rep
The Black Rep is the largest, professional African-American theatre company in the nation and is based out of the Edison Theater at Washington University in St. Louis. The company aims to produce quality professional dramas, comedies and musicals by primarily African-American and third world playwrights.
Jazz St. Louis
Jazz St. Louis presents over 270 performances a year through its internationally-acclaimed series, Jazz at the Bistro. Its education and outreach opportunities are offered at no cost to schools and students and include JazzU, the Jazz St. Louis All-Stars and the Adopt-A-School program.