Jazz St. Louis will receive a 2011 Missouri Arts Award from the Missouri Arts Council.
The Missouri Arts Council is a state agency and division of the Department of Economic Development that provides over $8 million a year in grants to nonprofit organizations to stimulate the growth, development, and appreciation of the arts in Missouri.
The Missouri Arts Awards were established in 1983 to honor individuals and arts organizations that "have made profound and lasting contributions to the cultural and artistic climate of the state." Nominees are reviewed by a committee of Missourians from across the state who are knowledgeable in the arts. Jazz St. Louis' 2011 award will be presented on February 16, 2011 in a ceremony at the Capitol Rotunda in Jefferson City.