Welcome to the Missouri Arts Council Grant System.

Guidelines for FY2018 annual grants taking place from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018 are available here. You must login to access the applications. Login isn't necessary to view the sample applications
This is an on-year for Arts Education, Arts Council Project (formerly Community Arts), Electronic Media Arts, Festivals, Folk Arts, Literature, Multidiscipline, and Music (Instrumental and Vocal/Presenters). New applicants are welcome to apply for funding in on-year categories as well as previous funding recipients. If there is no appropriate category for your project, we recommend that you request Express funding when that resumes in July (applications available in mid-April).   

Applicants for performing disciplines (dance, music, and theater) as well as performers applying to be on the Missouri Touring Performers directory must provide supporting video.

Organizations that received FY2017 funding in Arts Council Operating (formerly Community Arts), Dance, Established Institutions, Mid-Sized Arts Organizations, Minority, Theater, and Visual Arts and desire continued funding must apply using the off-year application.

Partnership (formerly Arts Services) application must use the new online form. This program is by invitation only.

Application for performers to be included in the Missouri Touring Performers Directory is available here.
Missouri Arts Council is not accepting new applications for Express grants taking place in FY2017 (July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017). Express grants will resume with the next fiscal year, July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018. Applications will be available online in mid-April.
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.
Organizations without an online profile will need to Sign Up and create an account in the system with appropriate username and password. We are unable to fund individuals directly.

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.

For more information about Missouri Arts Council and our programs go to: www.missouriartscouncil.org.

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). 

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.
Create only ONE profile per organization. 
MAC cannot fund individuals or for-profit organizations. Schools Districts, Universities, and City Government MUST contact MAC before creating a profile.
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