Welcome to the Missouri Arts Council Grant System.


The deadline has passed for FY2018 annual grants occurring July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018. Also, the Missouri Arts Council is not accepting new applications for FY2017 Express grants occurring July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017. 

The FY2018 Express guidelines and applications will be available in mid-April. Missouri Arts Council will announce their availability by email. Sign up to receive the Missouri Arts Council newsletter and grant notifications.

If you are looking for FY2014 applications and earlier, you will find them here.

Annual Draft Deadline is the last Monday in January
Annual Final Deadline is the last Monday in February
Who May Apply
To be eligible to apply for MAC funding, an organization must:
  • Be tax-exempt 501c3 as determined by the Internal Revenue Service and incorporated in Missouri as a not-for-profit corporation. You must maintain not-for-profit status by filing annual or biennial registration report with the Secretary of State’s office. OR 
    Be a unit of federal or local government, such as a school, university, library, county, or municipal agency.
  • Conduct the proposed project in Missouri.
  • Have a DUNS number.
For more information on eligibility and fundable projects, consult Intro to Grants and Guide to Grants. Select grant programs have additional guidelines. It is important to read the Tips for Using Grants Online (GO) to know how to use the online grant system.
Guidelines and Forms section includes helpful guides, annual and express guidelines, invoices, checklists, and forms.
Samples Documents section includes samples of budgets, reports, and letters.
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Questions regarding grant applications or login access should be directed to the Missouri Arts Council program staff. Staff can be reached during regular business hours (8 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays). For more information about Missouri Arts Council and our programs go to: www.missouriartscouncil.org.

Our mailing/physical address is:
815 Olive St., Suite 16, St. Louis, MO 63101

Image credit: The Big Muddy Dance Company of St. Louis rehearses for Penny Saunders’ Ghost Light, November 2015. Dancers, Emily Baker and Thom Dancy. Photo by Meredith Wallace.