The Arts and Education Council builds appreciation, participation and support for arts and arts education through the St. Louis community.
Invest. Impact. Accelerate. Celebrate.

Nicole Whitesell, MADCO
My dance teachers touched my life in a way that nobody else ever has, and I think that if I didn’t have dance and I didn’t have them I don’t know where I would be right now.

Nicole Whitesell

Your Gift Makes an Impact

There are a million stories to tell of individuals – adults and children – touched by the arts in some way each year. And there are thousands of stories of The Makers – people creating and/or supporting art to make positive changes in our community. Through A&E’s “One Gift. A Million Returns!” campaign, we’d like to introduce you to the "Makers" who participate in or promote the arts in different ways.

As a donor to A&E you, too, are a Maker: a maker of opportunity, meaning and beauty; of academic success and higher graduation rates; of raised self-esteem and creative thinking skills; of neighborhood sustainability and economic growth.

Read the stories about our community's Makers, the arts’ impact on our region’s education and economy and  the organizations your contribution supports.

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Upcoming Events

Center Stage

June 20, 2017

Loretto Hilton Theatre

Make Music Day

June 21, 2017


The Arts and Education Council's crowdfunding platform is designed to connect donors with arts and arts education projects within the Greater St. Louis area. Support projects that impact the community you live in, and make a difference in the lives around you today.

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100% Free Summer Music Camps for Disadvantaged Youth
Pianos for People

Free Summer Music Camps for Disadvantaged Youth

$5,000 of $5,000

6 days to go

Back this Project This campaign is being matched by The Arthur and Helen Baer Charitable Foundation