Mary Silwance, We Remember Ourselves, her first full-length poetry collection, published January 12, 2024 | Mark Hurd, Blues Win the Cup and Arch at Sunset #2, St. Louis, digital from his photographs

I. Lynn Garriott Porter, Rebel With a Cause, watercolor | James Hall, Marechausee on Horseback, bronze, Memorial Grove at Fort Leonard Wood

The Missouri Arts Council supports the arts that strengthen

the cultural, educational, and economic vitality of our state.

Our Commitment to Cultural Equity

  A core value of the Missouri Arts Council is to celebrate Missouri‚Äôs cultural richness and diversity. All Missourians benefit from public investments in the arts. To support a full creative life for all, the Missouri Arts Council commits to policies and practices of cultural equity that empower an inclusive, diverse, equitable, and accessible state.

Missouri Arts Council board, December 2018, revised June 2020

Creative Missouri convening |  Artists, arts administrators, arts lovers: experience presentations, performances, vendors, an Answer Lab and more at the first statewide convening for the arts in 24 years! Register here.