What We Do

The Arts and Education Council has been the St. Louis region’s only United Arts Fund since 1963. In that time, A&E has raised and distributed more than $100 million in support of nonprofit arts and arts education organizations. Unique collaborations with the PNC Foundation, Maritz, Wells Fargo Advisors and Monsanto Fund allow A&E to support specific projects that reach classrooms, communities and populations that might not otherwise have access to the arts. Contributions to the Arts and Education Council support nearly 100 organizations that work in over 20 counties.


A&E supports nearly 100 arts and arts education organizations in the Greater St. Louis area.

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Grant Programs

A&E offers a variety of grant programs, including program funding, incubator space, student scholarships, and operating support.

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Accelerator Space

The Centene Center for the Arts provides high quality administrative, rehearsal, collaborative, event, and exhibition spaces for small arts organizations.

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Grantee Stories

Learn about the impact of A&E Grantees in the community.

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The Arts and Education Council's crowdfunding platform is an easy and fun way to give to projects you believe in.

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