This week on the Mississippi Arts Hour, Melody spoke to Jasmine Williams, a writer, creative producer and social entrepreneur. Jasmine is the creator of Sipp Talk Media, a digital platform and creative message company that uses storytelling platforms to change the narrative of Mississippi and to center the stories of black experiences. Tune in to hear Jasmine on MPB Think Radio, this Sunday at 5pm.
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?
This week we remember the late Mississippi jazz drummer Alvin Fielder. Larry talks with Chad Anderson, one of Fielder's former students, about Fielder's roots in Meridian, his long career as a musician, and his creative ethos that guided his work. Tune into Mississippi Arts Hour on MPB Think Radio at 5 p.m. Sunday.
This week on Mississippi Arts Hour, Malcolm talks with Arden Barnett, owner and operator of Ardenland, a music management and promotion company responsible for bringing a wide variety of musical acts to the metro area. The longtime friends discuss the state of the music business during the pandemic and the future of small, independent entertainment venues such as Duling Hall in Jackson. Tune in at p.m. on MPB Think Radio.
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 […]
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 […]
JACKSON, MISS. – July 9, 2020 – The Mississippi Arts Commission announces the rollout of the “South Arts Organizational Impact Grant” program as part of its continued efforts to provide relief to Mississippi’s arts sector due to the ongoing impacts of COVID-19. These “invite-only” grants are made possible through special funding provided by the National […]
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