PARTNERS

The St. Louis Canvass Project is brought to you by the Regional Arts Commission, supported by a major grant from Wells Fargo Advisors, and developed in partnership with FOCUS St. Louis and Springboard to Learning.

PARTNERS

 
Wells Fargo Advisors and the Regional Arts Commission, two prominent private and public arts funders in the region make the St Louis Canvass Project possible. Together, the two funding partners are investing more than $1 million over four years in the development of the program which will provide creative enrichment opportunities for more than 120 middle school students; employment and professional development to 8 professional artists; and greater visibility to arts organizations and groups seeking to connect to the students participating in the program.
WELLS FARGO ADVISORS

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Wells Fargo Advisors is a financial investment firm working to make a difference in communities throughout St Louis City and County through their charitable giving.

  • The WFA  mission is to advance greater opportunity, economic prosperity, and enhanced quality of life for everyone.
  • Wells Fargo Advisors is one of the nation’s premier financial services firms serving and advising clients nationwide through nearly 15,000 Financial Advisors*. Our advisors work with clients to understand their needs and life goals and then help them develop individual investment plans and investment portfolios that are easy to understand and monitor.
  • Nationally, Wells Fargo Advisors provided nearly $8 million in charitable donations to local communities in 2016.
  • Team members donated $5.8 million dollars to nonprofits benefitting our communities in 2016 through our employee giving campaign.
  • Team members across the country volunteered 106,125 hours in 2016.

For more information about Wells Fargo Advisors community involvement click on this link.

REGIONAL ARTS COMMISSION

The Regional Arts Commission, the region’s largest and most influential publicly funded arts agency. RAC is at the forefront of efforts to transform St. Louis into a more vibrant, creative and economically thriving community by elevating the vitality, value and visibility of the arts. It is the largest annual funder of the arts in the region. Since its inception in 1985, RAC has awarded more than 7,000 grants totalling over $100 million to support non-profit arts, individual artists, cultural organizations, consortiums and programs. For more information about RAC click on this link.

Wells Fargo Advisors

Wells Fargo Advisors is a financial investment firm working to make a difference in communities throughout St Louis City and County through their charitable giving.

  • The WFA  mission is to advance greater opportunity, economic prosperity, and enhanced quality of life for everyone.
  • Wells Fargo Advisors is one of the nation’s premier financial services firms serving and advising clients nationwide through nearly 15,000 Financial Advisors*. Our advisors work with clients to understand their needs and life goals and then help them develop individual investment plans and investment portfolios that are easy to understand and monitor.
  • Nationally, Wells Fargo Advisors provided nearly $8 million in charitable donations to local communities in 2016.
  • Team members donated $5.8 million dollars to nonprofits benefitting our communities in 2016 through our employee giving campaign.
  • Team members across the country volunteered 106,125 hours in 2016.

For more information about Wells Fargo Advisors community involvement click on this link.

Regional Arts Commission

The Regional Arts Commission, the region’s largest and most influential publicly funded arts agency. RAC is at the forefront of efforts to transform St. Louis into a more vibrant, creative and economically thriving community by elevating the vitality, value and visibility of the arts. It is the largest annual funder of the arts in the region. Since its inception in 1985, RAC has awarded more than 7,000 grants totalling over $100 million to support non-profit arts, individual artists, cultural organizations, consortiums and programs. For more information about RAC click on this link.

PROGRAM PARTNERS

The St Louis Canvass Project curriculum has been developed through the engagement of two primary program partners: Springboard to Learning and FOCUS St Louis.
SPRINGBOARD TO LEARNING

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Springboard to Learning has a combined history of over 110 years in arts education. Springboard believes that meaningful, memorable learning experiences transform a child’s worldview. This belief fuels its mission to develop children’s abilities to think critically, create, collaborate and communicate. Springboard programs are delivered through teaching artists with expertise in dance, music, performing arts, visual arts, puppetry, design thinking and culture. Programs are delivered in the form of residencies, workshops and performances.

Springboard annually serves approximately 50,000 metro-area students, Pre-K through 8th grade. In addition to educating children, Springboard supports the professional development of classroom teachers and teaching artists who desire to grow in their practice of arts-integration. Springboard is an affiliate of the national organizations of Young Audiences Arts for Learning and Wolf Trap, which provides early childhood programming and teacher professional development. For more information about Springboard to Learning click on this link.

FOCUS ST. LOUIS

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FOCUS St. Louis is the region’s premier leadership organization, preparing diverse leaders to work cooperatively for a thriving St Louis region. FOCUS offers a continuum of programs to meet participants where they are and prepare them to take the next step in their civic leadership journey. FOCUS’ programs challenge leaders to think critically, to collaborate across divisions and to see the region through new eyes.

FOCUS St. Louis was invited to partner with the St Louis Canvass Project because of its experience with youth leadership programs that have a track record of success. Founded in 1989, FOCUS St. Louis’ Youth Leadership St Louis (YLSL) is an internationally recognized program that informs, connects, prepares and empowers St Louis area youth to become civic and community leaders. Aspects of the Canvass Project will be modelled after YLSL so that participants connect with their creative selves and to the larger world in which they live. FOCUS St. Louis is also engaged to provide leadership training to participating teaching artists. For more information about FOCUS St. Louis click on this link.

MARGIE REESE AND ASSOCIATES

 

Margie Johnson Reese formed MJR Partners, LLC in 2010, and provides professional arts management services and guidance to communities for planning, stabilizing and implementing inclusive public policy. Clients have engaged their services to assist in stimulating strategic partnerships between the cultural sector and government agencies, foundations, corporations, and academic institutions to advance cultural understanding.

Springboard to Learning

Springboard to Learning has a combined history of over 110 years in arts education. Springboard believes that meaningful, memorable learning experiences transform a child’s worldview. This belief fuels its mission to develop children’s abilities to think critically, create, collaborate and communicate. Springboard programs are delivered through teaching artists with expertise in dance, music, performing arts, visual arts, puppetry, design thinking and culture. Programs are delivered in the form of residencies, workshops and performances.

Springboard annually serves approximately 50,000 metro-area students, Pre-K through 8th grade. In addition to educating children, Springboard supports the professional development of classroom teachers and teaching artists who desire to grow in their practice of arts-integration. Springboard is an affiliate of the national organizations of Young Audiences Arts for Learning and Wolf Trap, which provides early childhood programming and teacher professional development. For more information about Springboard to Learning click on this link.

Focus St. Louis

FOCUS St Louis is the region’s premier leadership organization, preparing diverse leaders to work cooperatively for a thriving St Louis region. FOCUS offers a continuum of programs to meet participants where they are and prepare them to take the next step in their civic leadership journey. FOCUS’ programs challenge leaders to think critically, to collaborate across divisions and to see the region through new eyes.

FOCUS St Louis was invited to partner with the St Louis Canvass Project because of its experience with youth leadership programs that have a track record of success. Founded in 1989, FOCUS St Louis’ Youth Leadership St Louis (YLSL) is an internationally recognized program that informs, connects, prepares and empowers St Louis area youth to become civic and community leaders. Aspects of the Canvass Project will be modelled after YLSL so that participants connect with their creative selves and to the larger world in which they live. FOCUS St Louis is also engaged to provide leadership training to participating teaching artists. For more information about FOCUS St Louis click on this link.

Margie Reese and Associates

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CONTACT US

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REGIONAL ARTS COMMISSION OF ST. LOUIS

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6128 Delmar Blvd.

St. Louis, MO 63112

Telephone: (314) 863-5811

Fax: (314) 863-6932