Apply to one the following grants here.

Operating Grants

The Arts and Education Council offers three levels of unrestricted operating support to arts organizations to help strengthen infrastructure, build capacity and sustainability, and grow outreach programs.

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PNC Project Grants

PNC Project Grants, underwritten by the PNC Foundation, provide merit-based grants to more than 20 organizations in the St. Louis bi-state area providing arts and arts education projects that address community needs. In 2015, more than 628,000 people, including over 87,500 children, benefited from PNC Project Grant supported organizations.

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Maritz Arts and Education Fund

The Maritz Arts and Education Fund for Teachers is a unique A&E partnership that provides critical funds to arts education programs serving St. Louis area school districts. The Fund’s goal is to support classroom-based projects and artistic opportunities that engage students in the creative process.

Learn more about the Maritz Arts and Education Fund

Monsanto Rural Community Arts Education Program

The Monsanto Fund Rural Community Arts Education Program is a partnership initiative that strengthens rural communities through the arts. Funding from the program brings artists and entertainers into rural classrooms and performance venues so people of all ages living in counties surrounding the St. Louis metropolitan area have meaningful access to the arts.

Learn more about the Monsanto Rural Community Arts Fund

Monsanto Creative Impact Fund

The Monsanto Creative Impact Fund provides grants to arts and/or arts education institutions that demonstrate immediate need in support of new programs or projects which show promise for creative new directions. Applications are open year-round.

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Art Education Fund

The Art Education Fund, established with a lead contribution by Wells Fargo Advisors, provides tuition scholarships and transportation subsidies intended to remove financial barriers that may prevent talented high school art students in underserved or low-income areas from expanding their creative training outside the traditional classroom setting.

Learn more about the Art Education Fund

stARTup Competition

The Arts and Education Council – in partnership with the PNC Foundation – are challenging individuals and organizations to “Change the World, through the Arts, in St. Louis!” This stARTup Competition seeks to identify robust, innovative, fresh approaches to addressing challenge(s) or need(s) in the St. Louis region through the arts.

Lean more about the stARTup Competition and apply here.

Centene Center for the Arts - Become a Tenant

The Centene Center for the Arts, owned and operated by the Arts and Education Council, is an arts accelerator that is home to emerging arts nonprofits. The Centene Center provides access to state-of-the-art affordable office space plus rehearsal, performance, meeting and event space for its tenants, allowing them to put their resources where they are most needed to grow their organizations.

Learn more about becoming a tenant in the Centene Center for Arts and Education