The Missouri Arts Council, a state agency and division of the Department of Economic Development, provides grants to nonprofit organizations to encourage and stimulate the growth, development and appreciation of the arts in Missouri. The Missouri Arts Council (MAC) has provided vital support and leadership to bring the arts to all the people of the state.
The National Endowment for the Arts, an investment in America's living cultural heritage, serves the public good by nurturing the expression of human creativity, supporting the cultivation of community spirit, and fostering the recognition and appreciation of the excellence and diversity of our nation's artistic accomplishments.
Missouri Artisans Association (better known as The Best of Missouri Hands) is an educational organization representing artists and artisans throughout Missouri.
Missouri Citizens for the Arts and Missouri Citizens for the Arts Education Fund are the only statewide organizations which promote the whole of Missouri's arts industry to the public and private sectors. Through advocacy and education, the organizations seek to ensure the continuing viability and visibility of their constituency, the whole of Missouri's arts industry.
St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts helps artists and arts organizations with their legal and accounting problems and provides information about law and business matters through educational programming.
Kansas City Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts helps artists and arts organizations with their legal and accounting problems and provides information about law and business matters through educational programming.
Organized in 1972 to bring arts and audiences together. Its activities encompass traveling exhibitions, performing arts touring programs, special projects, artist residencies and related services.
Great resource for planning a vacation to Missouri and for community arts agencies to list their festivals, programs, etc.
The Missouri Folk Arts Program (MFAP) is a collaborative project of the Missouri Arts Council and the Museum of Art & Archaeology at the University of Missouri. MFAP builds cross-cultural understanding by documenting, sustaining, and presenting our state's living folk arts and folklife in collaboration with Missouri's citizens.
Americans for the Arts is the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America. AFTA is dedicated to representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts.
VSA arts of Missouri is a statewide organization promoting access to the arts for people with disabilities and creating a truly inclusive community where people with disabilities participate in the same professional development, educational and leisure opportunities in the arts as people without disabilities. Collaborating with existing efforts and responding to unmet needs in communities throughout the state is one of their goals.
The Alliance is a non-profit organization representing arts education organizations and private citizens and companies that support arts education in our schools. The Alliance provides professional development for teachers, sponsors and commissions research into the effectiveness of arts education, and promotes public awareness of the importance of the arts in every school for every child.