Welcome to the Missouri Arts Council’s

Online Grant Application System


FY2017 Applications for annual grants taking place from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017 are now online. This is an on-year for Arts Education, Arts Services, Dance, Folk Arts, Minority Arts, Theater, and Visual Arts.

Returning Applicants: 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.

FY2016 Applications for monthly projects taking place from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016 are online. 

MAC will accept monthly applications in Arts Education, Strategic Project including Minority Arts and Community Arts, Touring (School and Community) and Big Yellow School Bus. The guidelines and applications for FY2016 monthly grants are available on this site. Applications for monthly projects in January, February, and March 2016 will be due Monday, January 4. Monthly projects in April, May, and June should apply by Monday, April 4. 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.

You must be an organization that is Missouri-based, nonprofit, and tax-exempt, providing an arts project that is open to the public. We cannot fund individuals. For more information look under About MAC.

Organizations without an online profile will need to Sign Up
 and create an account in the system with appropriate username and password. 

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 monthly grants, deadlines, amounts, and purpose.

Guidelines and Forms includes helpful guides, annual and monthly 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: www.missouriartscouncil.org

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.