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 12

State Arts Conference

Mark your calendar for the State Arts Conference, which will be held Thursday, May 12 at the Two Mississippi Museums in downtown Jackson. Events will also be held the day before on Wednesday, May 11 for specific audiences. The conference theme, speakers, sessions, and more will be announced soon.

Nov 28

Mississippi Arts Hour with Claire Whitehurst

On this episode of Mississippi Arts Hour, Sarah talks with Claire Whitehurst, a Jackson-based painter, printmaker and ceramicist. The two talk about Claire's techniques and inspirations as well as the new book Mirror Drawings. Published by Drum Machine Editions, Claire created this bound suite of screen prints as a 2021 publishing resident at Drum Machine. They also discuss Claire's online exhibition,  Mississippi Shade with Steve Turner gallery in Los Angeles. Listen at 5 p.m. on MPB Think Radio.

Nov 21

Mississippi Arts Hour with Daniel De Visé

On today's Mississippi Arts Hour, Larry visits with Daniel De Visé, author of the new biography on BB King, “King of the Blues: The Rise and Reign of BB King.” De Visé talks about how King’s childhood shaped his drive to succeed, how he invented his own unique guitar style, and the ups and downs of his 60+ year career. Listen at 5 p.m. on MPB Think Radio.



Message from the Director | November 2021

Now that the holidays are officially upon us, we turn our attention to long-awaited gatherings as well as artful events and gifts. Opportunities to celebrate creatively abound. From street festivals […]

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Message from the Director | October 2021

Message from the Director | October 2021 October invites us outside, to gatherings, fairs, awareness events, spooky parties and more. For the arts, that means outdoor festivals like the Cotton […]

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