Missouri Featured Artists Program: Allin Sorenson, Donna, Saint Louis Zoo (RIP Nov. 9, 2023),  photograph | John Louder, Pthalcyanine Bluegill, oil on canvas | Kelly Conner, An Exercise in Construction necklace, opal and sterling silver
Ria Unson, Sikret Garden from Stories We Are Told series, digital self-portrait on giclee print of a page from Frances Hodgson Burnett’s 1911 novel, The Secret Garden

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

Express Grants | Rolling applications are open throughout the year for these grants that are especially good for small, emerging, or rural arts organizations. | photo, Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum, Hannibal