PNC Arts Alive

Greater St. Louis

PNC Arts Alive programming demonstrates that there is an artistic outlet for everyone, regardless of age, economic background, skill level and taste. Pop-up performances, mobile arts vans and the use of unusual venues are among the many initiatives supported through PNC Arts Alive. We're excited to continue helping to invigorate local arts organizations in the Greater St. Louis region, while bringing new and exciting programs to our communities.


Application Information

The application period is currently open.

Details on the grant application process can be found in the Instructions and Guidelines document. Please read the document carefully and note that the deadline for the Phase One Application is October 26, 2018. To determine if your organization is eligible to apply, review the first page of the Phase One Application for an eligibility checklist.

Click on the links below to review the documents


Did You Know?

In St. Louis, PNC Arts Alive has earned local and national commendation from the Missouri Arts Council, the Arts and Education Council in St. Louis, as well as the Business Committee for the Arts, a program that's part of Americans for the Arts.

For the eighth consecutive year, PNC has contributed $250,000 to large and small arts groups in its Greater St. Louis region. The grants cover a wide range of disciplines, audiences and participatory experiences.


Meet Our 2018 Grant Recipients

Circus Harmony
Circus Harmony in the Parks presented by PNC Arts Alive returns us to an era where circus brings live entertainment into neighborhoods, creating a personal connection between artist and audience. The circus shows and workshops will visit underserved neighborhoods in both St. Louis City and County, engaging audiences in juggling, hula hooping and other circus arts.
Learn More | Twitter: @circusharmony

Laumeier Sculpture Park
Laumeier After Dark extends an invitation to the entire community to engage in experiences of art and nature—as observers, creators and collaborators. A wide range of activities – classes, workshops and special events – over several months will light up the night, explore the natural landscape and delve into the sculptural processes that focus on the elements of light and fire as tools to artistic production. Enjoy the spectacle of a high-octane performance iron pour, blacksmithing and ceramic Raku firing, and partake in pre- and post-event artmaking—just a few of the After Dark happenings.
Learn More | Twitter: @LaumeierArtStL

Metro Theater Company
PNC Arts Alive presents THE HUNDRED DRESSES: a creative partnership with Metro Theater Company, the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, and Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design, engaging children as audience and art makers.
Learn More | Twitter: @MetroTheater

Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
2019 PNC Arts Alive FIRE SHUT UP IN MY BONES community tour will have the draw of multi Grammy Award winner Terence Blanchard, librettist Kasi Lemmons (NAACP Image Award recipient), and author Charles Blow (an acclaimed writer for The New York Times and leader in the LGBT community). The tour will engage the community in conversations through a series of programs ranging from panel discussions to previews of the new work based on the powerful memoir FIRE SHUT UP IN MY BONES.
Learn More | Twitter: @OTSL

Saint Louis Fashion Fund
Miki's Closet Fashion Truck is the first mobile fashion education center in St. Louis. Miki's Closet meets students where they are, bringing designers and industry speakers, design education programming, merchandising workshops, and fashion career awareness to students throughout the region.
Learn More

Shakespeare Festival St. Louis
IN THE WORKS: A Festival of New Plays will include three new works by American playwrights: headlining performances of Into the Breeches, staged readings of The Thousand Natural Shocks and accompanying student talkbacks, and family matinees of a new play for young audiences by Festival Playwright Nancy Bell.
Learn More | Twitter: @shakesfestSTL

St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
SLSO Sensory-Friendly Education Concerts presented by PNC Arts Alive will be the first sensory-friendly education concerts by a professional orchestra in St. Louis. The performances will innovate the concert experience to remove barriers for children with autism and other disabilities that cause sensory sensitivities, enabling these youth to enjoy live orchestral music in a safe, friendly environment.
Learn More | Twitter: @slso

The Big Muddy Dance Company
Lemp Legends: A Ghost Story will be the first concert dance depiction of the Lemp family’s story, and one of the first depictions of a historical St. Louis story. The performance will portray the eerie tale of the regionally infamous Lemp Mansion and brewery through a flashback of the Lemp family's dramatic story of triumph, sickness, loss, divorce, suicide, fortune, and legacy.
Learn More | Twitter: @bigmuddydanceco

The Rep
Making a Scene: A St. Louis Theatre Expo Presented by PNC Arts Alive will bring numerous St. Louis theatres under The Rep’s roof to provide the community a uniquely deep insight into the process of creating theatre. With The Rep’s first Mainstage 2018-2019 production at the center, the expo will provide tours, exhibits, features, discussions and pop-up performances.
Learn More | Twitter: @repstl


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Contact Information:

Applications & general questions may
be directed by email to:

Sarah Bowman
PNC Client & Community Relations

Media relations inquiries:
Whitney Wilson
(214) 871-1209



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