2019 Annual Grants Report

Arts Grants

Central Print$8,500
In support of new equipment to expand class offerings.
Cinema St. Louis$50,000
This is the first of a two year grant totaling $100,000 for the Whitaker SLIFF 2018.
Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis$100,000
This is the first of a three year grant totaling $250,000 for programming and capital improvements.
Dance St. Louis$50,000
Spring to Dance 2019.
Jazz St. Louis$18,000
The Whitaker Foundation Jazz Speaks Series.
Metro Theater Company$10,000
Commission and production of “Ghost,” a play for young adults. This is the second of three payments totaling $45,000.
Opera Theatre Saint Louis$150,000
This is the fourth payment of a five year grant totaling $750,000 for world premieres and new productions.
Sheldon Arts Foundation$75,000
This is the second of three grants totaling $225,000 for the Whitaker World Music Concerts.
St. Louis Symphony$83,000
Research and Development Initiative Market Research, part two.
The Luminary$25,000
Public Art Exhibit Counterpublic 2019.
Upstream Theater$7,500
American debut of Welsh play, SALT, ROOT AND ROE.

Parks Grants

Grace Hill Settlement House$75,000
This is the first of a two year grant totaling $150,000 for the Whitaker Urban Evenings Concert Series.
Great Rivers Greenway$20,000
To underwrite stipends for an Artists of Color Council to advise on the Chouteau Greenway Project.
Opera Theatre of Saint Louis$39,450
Concerts to promote “Fire Shut Up in My Bones,” with Terence Blanchard at Missouri Botanical Garden and St. Louis Place Park/Grace Hill. Funds for band.
Shakespeare Festival St. Louis$85,000
Shakespeare in the Park 2018.
Shakespeare Festival St. Louis$10,000
Shakespeare in the Streets 2019.
Union Communion Ministries/Ivory Perry Park$12,500
Ivory Perry Park Concert Series 2018.