Creatives Count is a study of creatives led by the Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis (RAC). The survey data was collected between June 9 and August 13, 2023. The charts below show findings related to respondents' assessment of St. Louis a place for creatives to live and work. Reports on other topics covered in the survey are available at

To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements?

Agree/Disagree: St. Louis is a great place for artists and creatives to live and work.

Agree/Disagree: The costs of living in St. Louis are affordable for me.

Agree/Disagree: There’s a strong sense of community among people doing my creative practice in St. Louis.

Agee/Disagree: Demand for arts, culture, and other creative work is sufficient to sustain creatives in St. Louis.

Agree/Disagree: I have many opportunities to share (perform, exhibit, publish, etc.) my creative practice.

Agree/Disagree: I feel nurtured and supported by the community of artists and creatives in St. Louis.