• Applicant must be a working artist who have lost or anticipate losing income due to the COVID-19 crisis
  • Applicant must be over 19 years of age

Prioritization for the first round of funding

  • Lower income artists
  • Artists who have the greatest need due to COVID-19 related income loss
  • Artists whose current household income is largely earned through their artistic endeavors


  • Artists who received the 2020 Regional Arts Commission Artist Fellowship or a Spring 2020 Artist Support Grant are ineligible
  • Artists who have previously received funding through the Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis Artist Relief Fund


Applications will remain open until Friday, June 12. Funding decisions will be made by June 30 with checks mailed to awardees in early July.

Please note that following the grant deadline it will take time to review applications, award applicants, and have payments processed. We will do our best to move quickly. Once an application is approved, a check will be mailed within one week by the St. Louis Community Foundation to the mailing address included in the application. Our hope is that approved applicants will receive funding within four weeks of the application closing.


Applications will be accepted at www.stlgives.org/covid19/rac-artist-relief-fund. You can access and submit this application by computer or smartphone. If you are unable to complete the application using the URL above or have questions about how to complete the application using the URL above or have questions about how to complete the application, please call 314-384-9996. Applications will be accepted over the phone for those who are unable to complete them online.

Applications will be used to affirm eligibility and inform grantmaking decisions based on fund priorities. RAC requests demographic data on our applications to understand who is completing the application and who is receiving support. Demographic data (gender, race) and artistic discipline will not be used to make grantmaking decisions for the Artist Relief Fund. Questions regarding income will help inform our goal to prioritize artists with the most need.