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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May 27

Mississippi Arts Hour

On today’s Arts Hour, Melody Moody Thortis spoke to Mona Nicholas, Executive Director of the USA International Ballet Competition.  The IBC, started in 1979 is held every four years in Jackson, MS and regularly welcomes over 40,000 attendees from 25 nations and 30 states.  Melody and Mona spoke about the history of the competition and its founder, Thalia Mara and the distinct caliber of this event.  Find more information about IBC at Listen in at 5 p.m. on MPB Think Radio.

Jun 5

A Perspective of People Reception

The Mississippi Library Commission (MLC) and the Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC) have partnered to showcase artists adjudicated through MAC’s annual Visual Artist Fellowship Grant program. The exhibits, on display at the MLC building at 3881 Eastwood Drive in Jackson, will feature some of Mississippi’s finest artists. MAC’s Visual Artist Fellowship grant program honors Mississippi artists who demonstrate the ability to create outstanding work in their chosen field, including painting, sculpture, photography, and many other mediums. These grants are highly competitive – only a small number of applicants receive an award. “Each year, MAC is proud to honor local artists who create exemplary work in their chosen field through our Artist Fellowship program,” stated Malcolm White, Executive Director of MAC. “Thanks to this important partnership with the Mississippi Library Commission and our shared vision for enhancing exposure to the arts across our state, we have a great opportunity to spotlight the work and achievements of this year’s fellows.” This second exhibit features the work of painter Alexander Bostic and photographers James Patterson and Dominic Lippillo. The exhibit is open Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm (except state holidays) through June 28, 2018.

Jun 7

The Arts Mean Business: Telling your story

Join the Mississippi Arts Commission in Cleveland, Mississippi on Thursday, June 7th as it kicks off “The Arts Mean Business”, a series of events, workshops, community forums and new dialogue opportunities to connect and empower Mississippi’s Creative Economy. The first in the series, The Arts Mean Business: Telling your story will focus on the needs of Mississippi’s arts organizations and individual artists and why knowing your story and selling yourself is so important to your bottom line. This workshop is free to the public but space is limited to 50 attendees. Please pre-register by June 6th by filling out the registration form below. [gravityform id="4" title="true" description="true"] This workshop is led by Dawn Dugle, an award-winning storyteller who has helped small businesses, Fortune 500 companies and the Federal Government tell their stories to build their brands. Dawn is the CEO of Dugle Media, the Creative Director of TeleSouth Communications and recently finished her first book: The BRAVO! Way: Building a Southern Restaurant Dynasty. Dawn believes everyone has a great story and her life purpose is helping people learn to tell their stories better.



Folk Arts Apprenticeship Exhibit Coming to Jackson

JACKSON, MISS. – May 16, 2018 –In partnership with the Mississippi Museum of Art, the Mississippi Arts Commission will present the pop-up exhibit “Folk Arts Apprenticeship Showcase” in the Trustmark Grand Hall at the Mississippi Museum of Art on Thursday, May 17, 2018. The exhibit is a curated showcase of photographs and performances that highlight […]

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MAC to Host Southern Prize Fundraiser Honoring Coulter Fussell

JACKSON, MISS. (April 25, 2018) – The Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC) is hosting a celebration fundraiser honoring Mississippi’s 2017 South Arts Southern Prize Finalist and State Fellow, Coulter Fussell, in her Water Valley studio – YaloRUN Textiles – on Friday, May 18th, 2018. Water Valley based fiber artist and painter, Coulter Fussell, was awarded South Art’s […]

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MAC Now Accepting Minigrant Applications

JACKSON, MISS.  – Applications are now being accepted for the Mississippi Arts Commission’s (MAC) minigrant program. The application deadline is Friday, June 1, 2018. MAC offers two minigrant deadlines each year – June 1 and November 1 to assist with smaller arts projects around the state.   Minigrants for organizations are designed to meet a […]

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