National Endowment for the Arts!

Saint Louis Story Stitchers is pleased to announce we have been recommended for a FY 2021 Grants for Arts Project award for $30,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts! We’re excited to bring it home to St. Louis, Missouri!

Saint Louis Story Stitchers Artists Collective is a nationally recognized, award winning artists’ collective, known for high quality social justice art and innovative programming in creative youth development and gun violence prevention.

Grants for Arts Projects (GAP) is the principal grant category of the National Endowment for the Arts, supporting public engagement with, and access to, various forms of art across the nation, the creation of excellent art, learning in the arts at all stages of life, and the integration of the arts into the fabric of community life.

Matching grants in this category range from $10,000 to $100,000, cover 13 artistic disciplines, and are for organizations in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, DC. In July 2020, the agency received 1,924 eligible GAP applications. Approved for funding are 1,172 projects totaling more than $27 million.

This grant is made possible, in part, by matching funds provided by The Lewis Prize for Music 2021 Accelerator Award, the Spirit of St. Louis Women’s Fund 3-year grant, 2020-2022, and Kranzberg Arts Foundation, where Saint Louis Story Stitchers is a resident organization. 

Read the NEA press release…