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State Arts Conference

The State Arts Conference is going virtual! Scheduled for Oct. 7-9, the conference theme is “Arts Now” and speaks to the unique experience of life in 2020. Register now to receive updates about the conference!

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Oct 25

Mississippi Arts Hour

This Sunday on Mississippi Arts Hour, Malcolm talks with singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Charlie Worsham. A former member of the Old Crow Medicine Show, Charlie Worsham was born in Jackson, Miss., and grew up in Grenada. Malcolm and Charlie talk about his Mississippi roots, grants from MAC as well as his experiences playing with country music legends. Tune in at 5 p.m. on MPB Think Radio. Photo credit: Gabriella Hughes

Oct 18

Mississippi Arts Hour

Candice Salyers is dance artist based in Hattiesburg and currently serving as Assistant Professor in Dance at the University of Southern Mississippi. On this week's Arts Hour, Melody talks to Candice about her exploration of dance and how it intersects with social issues and site-specific locations. Candice, a recent recipient of MAC's new Individual Project Grants, also shares about her time as a dancer and what’s she learned along the way. Listen in this Sunday at 5 p.m. on MPB Think Radio. Photo Credit: Jim Coleman

Oct 11

Mississippi Arts Hour

This week on Mississippi Arts Hour, Larry talks with singer-songwriter Bronwynne Brent. The Greenville native has just released "Undercover," her third album. It was recorded at the legendary Daptone Studio in New York City and features members the band The Reigning Sound. Tune in at 5 p.m. on MPB Think Radio.



MAC Board of Commissioners Names Sarah Story as New MAC Executive Director

JACKSON, MISS. – Sept. 22, 2020– The Mississippi Arts Commission Board of Commissioners has named Sarah Story, of Austin, Texas, as the new executive director of the state arts agency following a national search. MAC’s current executive director, Malcolm White, will retire from the agency, effective Sept. 30. Story will begin her tenure with the […]

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Malcolm White Retires as Director of Mississippi Arts Commission

JACKSON, MISS. – July 20, 2020 – After nearly 15 years of public service to the state of Mississippi, Malcolm White will retire as executive director of the Mississippi Arts Commission on September 30, 2020. His career in public service has included two stints as executive director of the Mississippi Arts Commission as well as […]

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MAC Awards Nearly $1.3M to Grant Recipients and Program Participants

JACKSON, MISS. – July 16, 2020 – The Mississippi Arts Commission has awarded nearly $1.3 million in funding to artists and arts programs across the state for fiscal year 2021, which began July 1, 2020. Awards were made in 76 Mississippi House of Representatives districts and 46 state Senate districts, to 133 organizations and schools […]

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