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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Jun 29

Grantee Event: Mississippi Museum of Art's Mississippi Invitational "Opening Day"

The Mississippi Museum of Art's Mississippi Invitational is a bi-annual survey of recent works created by contemporary visual artists living and working across the state. Artists are invited to submit their work for consideration by a guest curator to be included in the bi-annual Mississippi Invitational exhibition. The guest curator for this iteration of the Mississippi Invitational is Kimberli Gant, PhD; the McKinnon Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art at the Chrysler Museum in Norfolk, Virginia. This exhibition is free and open to the public.  Learn more



Whole Schools Summer Institute Celebrates 20 Years of Arts Integration

JACKSON, MISS. – June 10, 2019 – This week in Jackson, the 2019 Whole Schools Summer Institute will be held June 11-13 at Millsaps College. Now celebrating its 20th anniversary, the Summer Institute is a professional development opportunity for educational and community leaders to learn how to integrate arts into the school curriculum. A program of the […]

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MAC Calls for Governor’s Arts Awards Nominations

JACKSON, MISS. – June 3, 2019 – The Mississippi Arts Commission is now accepting nominations for the 2020 Governor’s Arts Awards, an annual ceremony that recognizes individuals and organizations who have made noteworthy contributions to the arts in the state of Mississippi. The awards are presented in partnership with the Governor’s Office and signify the […]

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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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