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 12

MAC Grantee Event: Arts Under the Dome presents the Nashville Duo

Gulfport concert series Arts Under The Dome opens their 2019 season with the legendary dobro player Rob Ickes (also on lap steel guitar) and upstart acoustic/electric guitarist and singer Trey Hensley, in a guaranteed crowd-pleasing performance of Classic country tunes, blazing bluegrass, and Western swing. The duo’s first album, Before the Sun Goes Down, was nominated for a Grammy in 2016.  Ickes has been the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Dobro Player of the Year an unprecedented fifteen times.  Hensley moved to Nashville in 2013 and has proceeded to take the town by storm with his immense talent & songwriting skills. Tickets are $15 adults, $10 students, available at the door or from Four concerts follow:  USM Southern Chorale on January 25, New Orleans’ Tuba Skinny on February 8, Celtic trio Open The Door For Three on March 2, and Kate Lee & Forrest O’Connor with Friends on March 23. For further information, call 228-342-3252.



The Gift of Arts Education

By Malcolm White, MAC Executive Director At this time of year when gifting is heavily on the minds of many, I’m reminded that one of the greatest gifts we can give children is that of a quality education, which of course, includes arts education. The benefits of arts education are innumerable, and we now have […]

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MAC’s Curricula Helps Teachers Incorporate the Arts into Any Classroom

By Charlotte Smelser, MAC Arts Education Director At MAC, we believe every child deserves to be taught in and through the arts. But we also understand the realities and challenges of modern-day education with standards to meet, paperwork to complete, assignments to grade, etc., etc. That’s why we strive to develop quality arts curricula teachers […]

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Artist Fellowship Spotlight – Rob Cooper, Jackson, Miss.

By Larry Morrisey, MAC Deputy Director This past July, MAC awarded grants to 14 Mississippi artists through the Artist Fellowship Program. The grant program provides up to a $5,000 award to individual artists who demonstrate a high level of excellence in their work. This year’s recipients are from nine different communities and represent several different […]

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