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

Maxine du Maine, teaching artist
I'm using art to reach kids in a positive way, to have a positive impact on their life and put a smile on their face if I can.

Maxine du Maine
Griscom Public Schools

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

Moscow Festival Ballet: Don Quixote

January 21, 2018

Hettenhausen Center for the Arts


January 27, 2018


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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