Missouri State Council on the Arts

Old Post Office
815 Olive Street, Suite 16
St. Louis, MO 63101-1503

Phone: (314)-340-4740
Fax: (314)-340-7215

Email: Michael.Donovan@ded.mo.gov
Website: http://www.missouriartscouncil.org/

Director: Michael Donovan

Details on Board or Commission

Authority: RSMo 185.010

Authority 2: RSMo 620.010

Department: Economic Development

Mission: The Missouri State Council on the Arts stimulates and encourages the growth, development, and appreciation of the arts by providing organizations with financial and technical assistance for arts projects throughout the state. Project funding requires local matching funds so Council funding reinforces but does not replace local initiatives.

Function: The Missouri State Council on the Arts awards grants to eligible Missouri-based organizations to underwrite arts and cultural programs for the people of Missouri. The Council also promotes the development of the arts with special, long-term initiatives that are designed to improve the climate for and practice of the arts in specific areas.

SubCommittees: Executive Committee, Cultural Trust Executive Committee, Fundraising Committee for the Cultural Trust. Council members also serve on and/or chair advisory panels for each of the Missouri Arts Council's programs and art disciplines.

Details on Meetings

Number of meetings: 3; 20 committee meetings

Location of meetings: varying locations

Duration of meetings: 4 to 6 hours; committee meetings, 2 to 4 hours

Preparation time for meetings: 3 hours

Total time commitment: 4 to 6 hours

Details on Members

Total members: 15

Appointed members: 0

Term length: 5 years

Compensation: Members receive reimbursement for realized and necessary expenses.

Member Requirements: The Director of the Department of Economic Development makes the appointments. The Governor designates the Chairman and the Vice-Chairman from the members of the Council.

Political Requirements: no

Geographic Requirements: no

Senate Consent Required: No

Members

John Robert Mollenkamp
Member 1
Jefferson City
Term begins: Jan 6, 2017
Term expires: Oct 13, 2020

Vacant Slot
Member 2

Mrs. Tracy Downing
Member 3
Saint Louis
Term begins: Jan 6, 2017
Term expires: Oct 13, 2018

Ms. Linda Brown Reed
Member 4
St. Louis
Term begins: Dec 22, 2014
Term expires: Oct 13, 2018

Mrs. Patt Ann Sharp
Member 5
Kennett
Term begins: Apr 21, 2015
Term expires: Oct 13, 2019

Mr. Mark Sappington
Member 6
Kansas City
Term begins: Jan 6, 2017
Term expires: Oct 13, 2020

Dr. David Carl Wilson
Member 7
St. Louis
Term begins: Dec 17, 2014
Term expires: Oct 13, 2019

Mr. Michael Burke
Member 8
Kansas City
Term begins: Apr 21, 2015
Term expires: Oct 13, 2019

Mr. Barth L Fraker Vice-Chair
Member 9
Springfield

Mr. Chris Pieper
Member 10
Columbia
Term begins: Jan 6, 2017
Term expires: Oct 13, 2021

Mrs. Sharon Beshore Chair
Member 11
Joplin
Term begins: Oct 14, 2008
Term expires: Oct 13, 2013

Dr. Reynaldo S. Anderson
Member 12
St. Louis
Term begins: Jul 24, 2007
Term expires: Oct 13, 2011

Ms. Nola Ruth
Member 13
Columbia
Term begins: Jan 6, 2017
Term expires: Oct 13, 2021

Vacant Slot
Member 14

William Miller
Member 15
Saint Louis
Term begins: Jan 6, 2017
Term expires: Oct 13, 2017