Artist Grants Reach $1 Million Awarded

The Regional Arts Commission Fellowship Awards Reach $1 Million After 5th Round

Regional Arts Commission St. Louis

In 2013, The Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis (RAC) began awarding $20,000 to 10 artist fellows.

The goal of these grants was to help local artists buy materials, studio space, or aid these passionate artists in any way to help them to focus on making art and supporting the vibrancy of the entire St. Louis arts community.

We are thrilled to announce that we have reached a massive milestone with our fifth round of grants, bringing the total to $1 million granted to artists in the St. Louis community! A panel of professionals, community members and RAC officials chose the ten 2018 recipients from 176 applications.

Following is the full list of 2018 Artist Fellows and links to their artist pages:

Ellie Balk – Visual

Lamar Harris – Music

James Ibur – Craft and Traditional

Kahlil Irving – Craft and Traditional

Edward McPherson – Literature

De Nichols – Design

Kim Portnoy – Music

Justin Reed – Literature

Jacqueline Thompson – Theatre

Brett Williams – Media

Congratulations to the newest Artist Fellows!

Check out the St. Louis Public Radio’s interview with RAC’s executive director, Felicia Shaw, to learn more about the Artist Fellows.