MAPS Board Nominations are Open!

As we continue to support an ever-widening circle of artists and emerging arts organizations in St. Louis, we are asking for nominations to grow our Board of Directors. Please submit your nomination (of yourself or someone else) HERE by Tuesday, April 30. Our form...

Social Practice and Engagement Through Art

Art tends to critique and beget criticism about societal concerns, be it questioning social injustices, depicting inhumanities, or empowering minority groups. However, art only does so much. Social practice art or socially engaged art takes an extra step to encourage...

Top 10 Working Artist Tips

1. Control Your Destiny With Your Number One Tool: Your Calendar The most productive people on earth are obsessive about their calendars. They not only use them for appointments and events, but also to create blocks of studio time, planning time, or time to work on...

What’s in a Name? Grants, Sponsorship, and Fiscal Sponsorship

What’s in a Name? Grants, Sponsorship, and Fiscal Sponsorship Fundraising for projects is more of an art than a science in more ways than one—including the way people refer to the funds they’ve received or hope to receive. Becoming familiar with some basic terms will...