Missouri Arts Council
Since the 1960s The Missouri Arts Council has created support and leadership to bring the arts to all the people of the state. The Missouri Arts Council, is a Missouri state government agency and a division of the Missouri Department of Economic Development, it provides grants to Missouri nonprofit organizations, schools, and artists to encourage and forward the appreciation of the arts in Missouri.
Several organizations including small local arts councils like the Shelbina Arts Council The Pleiades Journal from The University of Central Missouri and internationally renowned organizations, such as the Saint Louis Symphony have benefited from the Missouri Arts Councils programs. Through funds from the Missouri General Assembly, Missouri Cultural Trust, and National Endowment for the Arts, The Missouri Arts Council provides grants to make possible quality arts programming to both large and small communities, to both public and private schools and to artists and arts programs.