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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Feb 16

Mississippi Arts Hour

This Sunday, Larry visits with singer/songwriter Spencer Thomas from Jackson. Thomas was the drummer and co-founder of the roots band Young Valley. He’s recently released his first solo album, “Hangin’ Tough.” They talk about his process recording the album and his recent touring with a number of veteran musicians, including Jimbo Mathus and Justin Kinkel Schuster. Listen at 5 p.m. on MPB Think Radio.

Feb 12

Meet the MAC

A representative from MAC will discuss grant and program opportunities at the Lynn Meadows Discovery Center in Gulfport. Bring a lunch if you'd like!

Feb 11

Meet and Greet Reception

This Meet and Greet reception is for artists and organizations to engage in networking and interact with MAC staff. It will be held at the Gulfport Galleria of Fine art from 5-7 p.m.



Richard Kelso captures the essence of Mississippi’s landscapes during his 30+ year career

Richard Kelso will receive a Governor’s Arts Award for Excellence in Visual Art on February 6, 2020. A Cleveland, Mississippi, native and well-known Mississippi painter, Kelso’s work focuses on capturing the beauty, time and place of Mississippi’s land. Kelso began painting while studying under Sammy Britt at Delta State University, where he obtained his bachelors of art […]

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Steve Forbert continues his legendary, 40 year music career

Steve Forbert will receive a Governor’s Arts Award for Excellence in Music on February 6, 2020. An American singer-songwriter, his award-winning, notable career in folk rock spans nearly four decades. The Meridian native officially began his career when he moved to New York City as a determined 21 year-old. From performing on street corners to working his […]

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Ballet master Henry Danton is still teaching at age 100

Henry Danton will receive a Governor’s Arts Award for Lifetime Achievement in Dance on February 6, 2020. A native of England, Danton is a world-renowned ballet dancer and teacher. Based in Petal, Mississippi for the past two decades, Danton continues to enrich Mississippi’s dance community through his passion for teaching. He began his dance career at the […]

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