Apply to one of the following grants here.

Operating Support Grants

The Arts and Education Council's Operating Support Grant Program provides ongoing, unrestricted support to arts organizations whose programming supports the goal of A&E to drive community impact by promoting the Elements of a Vibrant Community.

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PNC Program Grants

PNC Program Grants, underwritten by the PNC Foundation, provide merit-based grants to organizations in the St. Louis bi-state region providing arts and arts education programs that address community needs.

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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 schools in the St. Louis bi-state area. The Fund’s goal is to support classroom-based projects and artistic opportunities that engage students in the creative process.

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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.

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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.

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stARTup Competition

The Arts and Education Council – in partnership with the PNC Foundation – challenges 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.

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Centene Center for the Arts 

The Centene Center for the Arts, owned and operated by the Arts and Education Council, is an arts accelerator that is home to 20 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 the Centene Center for the Arts