ARTS FOR LIFE is a local not-for-profit Arts organization dedicated to the healing power of the Arts through its work with youth,
the underserved and the community.
St. Louis is an amazing city, especially for the Arts. There are over sixty theater companies at home here, a third of which are community theater. As we watch music education and theatre programs rapidly die in our schools, the need to keep community theatre alive is more important now, than ever. ARTS FOR LIFE, with the goal of “Making A Dramatic Difference”, is passionate about the healing power of the performing arts, and is proud to salute, support, and serve the theatre groups in the Metro-St. Louis area. ARTS FOR LIFE is dedicated to promoting public awareness of local community theatre, encouraging excellence in the arts, and acknowledging the incredible people who are a part of it. ARTS FOR LIFE is also committed to supporting charitable programs in helping children, the under-served, and the community.
Each year, ARTS FOR LIFE conducts, The Best Performance Awards for community musical theater and the Theatre Mask Awards for community plays. These events recognize the incredible talent we have in St. Louis community theater, and honor the passion and dedication of those who build this amazing and unique theatrical community.
Click below for BPA & TMA Participation Forms. Forms must be received 8 weeks prior to opening night.
If you were nominated for a 2023 BPA or TMA please click below to fill out your questionnaire.
AFL awards two scholarships per year to area students pursuing the arts in college. Click here for more information.
Stay up-to-date on all Metro-St. Louis Theatre/Arts upcoming events. Signup for our bi-weekly e-newsletter.
AFL's "LAST Minute Audience" email blast program was created for area theatre groups. This service provides you an opportunity to grow your audiences and reach new theatre patrons through a weekly email offering discounts to area shows.
AFL will send an email blast on Thursday morning offering any discounts or free ticket offers from area theatre groups for shows taking place that weekend. The theatre groups will offer a code that can be used for online purchases or phone orders through their groups ticketing system. No money exchange will take place thru AFL. All AFL will do is advertise your deal to our 800+ arts patrons & performers list.
For inquiries about awards participation, scholarships, or our upcoming events, send us a message.
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