As we listened to all of the different audiences who have been a part of this process, key themes, challenges, needs, resources, and opportunities emerged.

Guided by these, we have identified key priorities where RAC plans to focus its efforts and attention. This vision will drive the development of a collective strategy for the arts and culture in St. Louis.

If we succeed, we hope that people will see the arts in a bigger way — that we will have helped to broaden the definition of what the arts are and the impact they can have on individuals, on organizations, and on St. Louis.

We also hope that more people will see the arts as integral to their life experience, that more people will see an opportunity and an invitation to engage in the arts, and that leaders in the region will understand that everyone across the region benefits from engaging in the arts.