Be a part of ensuring the creative potential and vibrancy of our community.

Central to COCA’s values is the belief that everyone, regardless of financial means, should have access to the arts. To accomplish this, COCA provides nearly $1 million in scholarships, support services and arts programs every year to students in need across St. Louis.

If you believe that everyone deserves the chance to realize their full potential, please consider making a gift to COCA today.

COCA Membership

The brand new COCA Membership offers a new way to create, engage, and connect. With special events and perks for joining, you’ll be part of a unique community passionate about arts, education, and creativity. 

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Richard Baron Leadership Circle

Join a visionary group of generous supporters who have committed to helping COCA accomplish its most ambitious goals.

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The COCA Annual Fund

When you give to the COCA Annual Fund, you join an important group of supporters who are making the arts central to life in St. Louis.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Companies, foundations and other organizations can support COCA programs in a variety of ways, including sponsorship of special events like our premiere spring fundraiser COCAcabana – one of the best parties in town.

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Other Ways to Give

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need-based scholarships awarded to promising young artists


area residents provided with arts education programs


pairs of dance shoes provided to pre-professional students


in arts programming provided annually at no cost to 4,000 regional students

COCA is a strong voice in the national dialogue about the power of arts education, and as a maturing institution, we must balance the need for innovation with the nurturing of existing programs, our commitment to equity and access, and the preservation of our historical facility to further grow and sustain our long-term impact on St. Louis.

We believe that the arts are an indispensable part of modern life, and we strive to make them open and accessible to all. Your support helps COCA provide financial assistance and support services to people across the region, and robust education programs at no cost to St. Louis-area students.

COCA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and does not receive United Way or any taxpayer support. Contributions to COCA are eligible for tax deduction to the limit allowable by law.

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COCA holds national accreditation from the Accrediting Commission for Community and Pre-collegiate Arts Schools, making COCA only one of 17 institutions accredited nationally for non-degree instruction in the arts, and the only one in the state of Missouri.