Past Grant Recipients

The Arts and Education Council provided funding for these arts and arts education programs in the 16 county St. Louis region.  Funding was provided through grants both directly through the A&E and through collaborative partnerships.

2014 Grant Recipients

Dance St. Louis
Modern American
Dance Company
Robert L. Reed Tap
Heritage Institute
Saint Louis Ballet Company

The 7th Grade Poetry Foundation
River Styx

Cinema St. Louis
Circus Harmony
COCA (Center of Creative Arts)
Old North Saint Louis Restoration Group
Peter & Paul Community Services
Sheldon Arts Foundation
St. Louis Public Radio/
90.7 KWMU

Community Music School of Webster University
Friends of Tower Grove Park
Jazz St. Louis
KDHX Community Media
Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
The Saint Louis Classical Guitar Society
St. Louis Children’s Choirs
St. Louis Symphony

The Black Rep
Circus Flora
Metro Theater Company
Mustard Seed Theatre
Prison Performing Arts
Repertory Theatre of St. Louis
Shakespeare Festival St. Louis
Stages St. Louis
Stray Dog Theatre
Tesseract Theatre Company
That Uppity Theatre Company

Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
Craft Alliance
Greater East St. Louis Community Fund
Laumeier Sculpture Park
South Broadway Art Project

Keep Art Happening Scholarship

Social Venture Partners


2014 Corporate Grant Recipients

In addition to funds granted directly through the Arts and Education Council, the following corporations awarded collaborative grants creating additional funding opportunities for arts and arts education programs in the Greater St. Louis area.


The Maritz Arts and Education Fund for Teachers gave grants to individual schools and non-profit organizations to help engage students in being creative. Educational programs were supported with grants ranging between $150 and $5,000. The 2013-2014 grant recipients were:

Margaret Buerkle Middle School
Carondelet Leadership Academy
Grand Center Arts Academy
Katie Harper-Wright Elementary School
Holy Rosary School
McCluer High School
Normandy High School
St. Joseph Catholic School


The goal of the Monsanto Rural Community Arts Education Program was to ensure that the arts remain accessible to all.  This program awarded $16,000 to programs that bring top-quality artists and entertainers to the region's rural communities. The 2014 grant recipients were:

Gateway Center for the Arts
The Hettenhausen Center for the Arts
Highland Arts Council
Jacoby Arts Center
Looking Glass Playhouse
O’Fallon Arts Commission
Raintree Arts Council
Sullivan Patrons of the Arts
Warren County Fine Arts Council