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Arts United STL

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  • Sunday, May 31
  • 7–9 p.m. CT
  • Broadcast online and on HEC-TV
  • Free
  • a virtual benefit to support the RAC Artist Relief Fund

Join Opera Theatre, the Regional Arts Commission, the St. Louis Shakespeare Festival, and more than 15 other organizations for an inspiring evening of performances spanning music, theater, dance, visual art, and more, reflecting the artistic diversity and traditions of this community. 

The live broadcast begins at 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 31. Watch on this webpage (link to come soon) or on HEC-TV!

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This free virtual benefit aims to raise more than $250,000 through sponsorships and 1,000 individual donations in support of the RAC Artist Relief Fund, which provides emergency aid to St. Louis working artists whose livelihoods have been critically interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This benefit will present performances from groups including The Arianna String Quartet, The Big Muddy Dance Company, The Black Rep, Circus Flora, COCA, Jazz St. Louis, The Muny, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Saint Louis Ballet, St. Louis Children’s Choirs, St. Louis Shakespeare Festival, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, The Sheldon, STAGES St. Louis, the Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis, and more.  

Donate to the RAC Artist Relief Fund

How can other organizations participate? 

We would love to include as many organizations and individual artists as possible in the program. If you are interested in joining this effort, we ask that you submit either a photo or 30-second video clip that best represents your work to Please include the name of the organization and/or artist(s) as you would like them to be credited in the Arts United STL broadcast.

About the Regional Arts Commission

The Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis is the largest public funder of non-profit arts in the region, providing grants to individual artists, arts and culture organizations, and other programs since 1985. RAC established the Artist Relief Fund through the St. Louis Community Foundation on April 1st to help working artists who have lost income due to the pandemic. So far, the fund has distributed $500 and $1,000 relief grants to more than 130 artists and will resume accepting new relief applications once additional funds have been secured.

learn more about the artist relief fund