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?

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May 25

Grantee Event: Walter Anderson Bike Tour

Come along on a leisurely bike excursion through downtown Ocean Springs led by WAMA Education Director, Tony DiFatta. Start the day with a tour through WAMA’s reinstalled collection Walter Inglis Anderson: Artist, Naturalist, Mystic, and get inspired by Walter Anderson’s very own bicycle, on which he traveled thousands of miles to New York, Texas, and beyond. Then, take a pedal-powered tour to a variety of Ocean Springs hot spots and historic sites, including Walter Anderson’s cottage at Shearwater Pottery. Snacks included; loaner bikes available upon request. Sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of Mississippi. Cost: $40; $30 Members

May 26

Mississippi Arts Hour

Today on Mississippi Arts Hour, Malcolm interviews Ward Emling, an actor, activist, and longtime director of the Mississippi Film Office. The two friends talk about film incentives, Emling's return to the stage as an actor, and the recent film festivals in which Emling has played a key role. Listen at 5 p.m. on MPB Think Radio.

May 29

Grantee Event: Lauren Rodgers Museum of Art - Free Family Art

Join the Lauren Rodgers Museum of Art each week for unique hands-on art activities inspired by our collection and exhibitions! No reservations are needed for this free make-and-take art program for families. Wednesdays · May 29, June 5, June 12, June 19, June 26 1:00 – 4:00pm · Museum Annex



Charlie Buckley: From Bob Ross to MAC Fellowship Recipient

By Larry Morrisey Charlie Buckley is a Tupelo-based painter who has primarily worked in the commercial art world, creating and selling his paintings on a full-time basis for nearly a decade. He is a 2019 MAC Artist Fellowship Recipient and is currently represented by galleries in Jackson, Oxford and Nashville. He also maintains a steady […]

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Director’s Message: Spring 2019

As the weather warms and the flowers bloom, festivals abound, and art is abundant. I am continuously reminded of the breadth and depth of artistic talent in Mississippi as I travel to towns and cities around the state to see the goings-on of artistic communities. I recently had the pleasure of witnessing the unveilings of […]

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Traditional Arts Exhibit Pop-Up Part of Museum After Hours

JACKSON, MISS. – May 7, 2019 –In partnership with the Mississippi Museum of Art, the Mississippi Arts Commission will present the pop-up exhibit “MAC’s Traditional Arts Showcase” in the Trustmark Grand Hall at the Mississippi Museum of Art on Thursday, May 16, 2019, as part of the Museum After Hours series. The exhibit  features the […]

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