The MAC Online Grants System now has a new look and features.

NEW SYSTEM FEATURES                                                                          
  • Sign Up & Sign In buttons on the upper right corner
  • Person icon on upper right to update contact information .
  • Navigation bar on left of screen.                                                                                                                        
  • Auto Save of data every 10 seconds after typing stops. (No longer required to press the save button.)                 
  • Icon on right of screen shows when data is being saved or modified.
  • Date/Time stamp at bottom of screen shows when data was last saved.
  • Feedback your opinion on system changes for computer developers.
  • Drag and Drop to upload attachments.
  • Upload Quota for attachments shows amount of space used.
  • Number of Uploads per file type.
  • Validation of data for any missing required fields.
  • Submit and the form becomes read-only and is locked.
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Deadline for FY2017 Applications for annual grants taking place from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017 
is closed. This is an on-year for Arts Education, Arts Services, Dance, Folk Arts, Minority Arts, Theater,
and Visual Arts.

The deadline for Returning Applicants for FY2017 is also closed.  If your organization received FY2016 funding in Community Arts, Electronic Media Arts, Established Institutions, Festivals, Literature, Mid-Sized Arts Organizations, Multidiscipline, and Music (Instrumental and Vocal/Presenters) that desire continued funding must apply using the off-year application. Missouri Humanities Council and Missouri Public Broadcasting Stations will also submit an Off-Year Application.

Applications for performers to be included on the Missouri Touring Performers Directory are available here.

FY2017 Applications for monthly projects taking place from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017 are available. 
MAC will accept monthly applications in Express Arts Education, Express Project including Express Minority Arts and Community Arts Basic, Express Touring (School and Community) and Big Yellow School Bus. The guidelines and applications for FY2017 expressmonthly grants are available on this site. Applications for monthly projects in January, February, and March 2017 will be due Monday, January 4. Monthly projects in April, May, and June should apply by Monday, April 2. Funding decisions may occur after the project if held within 30 days of the deadline. All funding is subject to budget changes and transfer of funds.

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
Monthly deadlines are the first Monday of every month, unless that falls on a holiday, then it is the next regular business day.

Who May Apply
To be eligible to apply for MAC funding, an organization must:
  • Be tax-exempt (501(c)3 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.

It is important to read the Tips for Using Grants Online (GO) to know how to use the online grant system. Also you will need to review the Guide to Grants that applies to all grant programs as well as your specific grant guidelines. 

About MAC includes information regarding MAC goals, eligibility, types of organizations and activities funded, and funded projects. You must be an organization eligible for funding before completing a profile or submitting an application. MAC cannot fund individuals.

MAC Grants provides an overview of annual and express grants, deadlines, amounts, and purpose.

Guidelines and Forms includes helpful guides, annual and express guidelines, invoices, templates, checklists and forms.

Samples Documents includes samples of budgets, reports, and letters.

For more information about MAC and our programs go to:

Questions regarding grant applications or login access should be directed to the Council's 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., Ste. 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, Universities and City Government MUST contact MAC before creating a profile.
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