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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Jan 19

Mississippi Arts Hour

This weekend we continue with interviews with this year’s Governor’s Arts Awards recipients. Larry visits with Maurice Surrell of the Jackson Southernaires. The group is celebrating their 80th anniversary this year, and they continue to be a popular group on the gospel touring circuit. Listen at 5 p.m. Sunday on MPB Think Radio.

Jan 17

Meet the MAC and See a Show!

In conjunction with the Mississippi Theatre Association's Statewide Festival, MAC's Arts-Based Community Development Director, Leslie Barker, will offer an overview of the agency's grants and a discussion on how they can help communities. MAC's workshop is open to the public (not just conference attendees) and will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday at the University of Mississippi in Lamar Hall, Room 214. After the information session, take in a performance for $5.

Jan 12

Mississippi Arts Hour

This Sunday we continue our interviews with this year’s Governor’s Arts Awards recipients. Larry talks with ballet master Henry Danton. Danton is a native of England and began dancing in London during the second World War. He traveled throughout the world performing and teaching. He has lived and taught in the Hattiesburg area for the past 23 years. Hear the show at 5 p.m. on MPB Think Radio.



Mississippi Sitar Players, Kimbrough Family, Community Activism and Jackson’s Duttoville Neighborhood Focus of Mississippi Folklife Winter Issue

JACKSON, MISS. – Dec. 18, 2019 – The Winter 2019 Issue of Mississippi Folklife is now available online at This digital journal features original writing, photography, films and documentary work focused on present-day folklife and cultural heritage throughout the state. Mississippi Folklife is a project of the Mississippi Arts Commission. The four features included […]

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MAC Announces 2020 Governor’s Arts Awards Recipients

JACKSON, MISS. – October 31, 2019 – The Mississippi Arts Commission is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 Governor’s Arts Awards. Established in 1988, Governor’s Arts Awards are given to individuals and organizations to recognize outstanding work in the artistic disciplines as well as arts-based community development and arts patronage in Mississippi. The awards are presented […]

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