MAC Grants

Grants Process

Mississippi Arts Commission invests in our state’s makers through a variety of grant programs supporting nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and individual artists. Are you an organization or a professional artist looking to fund your project?

Learn More >

May 9

Mississippi Arts Hour with Kristen Brock

This week on the Mississippi Arts Hour, Melody speaks with Kristen Brock, director of programs and promotions at Visit Hattiesburg and director of the Hattiesburg Alliance for Public Art. Tune in this Sunday at 5 p.m. on MPB Think Radio to learn how Hattiesburg has embraced the arts as a driver for community growth, economic development and community engagement. Listeners to the live broadcast will also enjoy the music of Hattiesburg native, Chelsea Lovitt and Little Brother Montgomery, a frequent contributor to the original burgeoning music scene of Hattiesburg.

May 2

Mississippi Arts Hour with Ivan Elezovic

This Sunday on Mississippi Arts Hour, Larry talks with composer Ivan Elezovic, a professor in the music department at Jackson State and one of this year’s MAC Artist Fellowship grantees. Larry and Ivan talk about his early years as a performer, discovering contemporary music and composition in college and his path to becoming a composer. Hear the show on MPB Think Radio.

Apr 25

Mississippi Arts Hour with Alexis McGrigg

Tune in to Mississippi Arts Hour to hear Mississippi Arts Commission Executive Director Sarah Story speak with Jackson-based visual artist Alexis McGrigg. They discuss her influences from the Mississippi School for the Arts, her journey from undergraduate painting to the graduate painting level, and McGrigg's current exhibitions which reach from Mississippi to New York. Listen at 5 p.m. on MPB Think Radio.



MAC Mini-grants Available, Apply by June 1

JACKSON, MISS. – May 10, 2021 – The Mississippi Arts Commission is now accepting applications for the agency’s Mini-grant program, which is offered several times a year to organizations and individual artists to assist with small-scale arts activities around the state. Applications are now open and the deadline to apply is Tuesday, June 1, 2021. In […]

Learn More >


Gov. Reeves Announces Catherine Pierce as Mississippi’s Poet Laureate

JACKSON, MISS. – April 22, 2021 – Gov. Tate Reeves has appointed accomplished poet and educator Catherine Pierce, of Starkville, as Mississippi’s Poet Laureate. Serving as the official state poet for a term of four years, the state’s Poet Laureate creates and reads appropriate poetry at state occasions, promotes literacy and represents the rich cultural […]

Learn More >


Arts Day at the Capitol Goes Virtual

JACKSON, MISS. – March 23, 2021 – The Mississippi Arts Commission’s annual Arts Day at the Capitol will take place as a virtual event this year with several online arts advocacy opportunities in lieu of the traditional in-person event. In keeping with its original purpose, the virtual event on Thursday, March 25 will highlight the […]

Learn More >

Go make Mississippi.