We are the US Regional Arts Organizations – RAOs for short. 

Representing six geographical regions of the United States, we strengthen and support arts, culture, and creativity in our individual regions as well as across the nation. 

We serve the nation’s artists, arts and culture organizations, and creative communities with programs that reflect and celebrate the diversity of the field in which we work.

We partner with the National Endowment for the Arts, state arts agencies, individuals, and other public and private funders to develop and deliver programs, services, and products that advance arts and creativity. 

Learn more about the six individual RAOs and our collective impact. 

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Regional Arts Organizations Receive Historic Gift

Regional Arts Organizations Receive Historic Gift

July 15, 2021: The United States Regional Arts Organizations (US RAOs) are grateful to MacKenzie Scott and Dan Jewett for their transformational gift to our…

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United States Regional Arts Resilience Fund

United States Regional Arts Resilience Fund

June 16, 2020: The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation today announced $10 million in emergency grants to six United States Regional Arts Organizations (RAOs) to help…

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