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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Apr 28

Mississippi Arts Hour

This Sunday on Mississippi Arts Hour, Larry travels to Oxford to talk with singer songwriter Andrew Bryant. A native of Calhoun County, Bryant has been recording and touring for nearly 15 years. His latest record Ain’t It Like the Cosmos, released in 2018, received strong reviews in the music press. Listen at 5 p.m. on MPB Think Radio.

May 18

Meet the MAC: Grants 101

Testimonial: "When I relocated to Mississippi and spoke for Addie Green in Bolton Mississippi, she suggested that I should apply.  I received one in 2013 and another one in 2018," according to J. Moffett Walker. "Those grants are really helpful!” Kristen Brandt will be the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the Clinton Ink-Slingers. Brandt is a Mississippi native holding a Bachelor's degree in English Literature from Mississippi College and a Master's degree in Folk Studies from Western Kentucky University. Her responsibilities include managing a portfolio of grants for writers and overseeing special projects such as the Mississippi Artist Roster, the Mississippi Writers' Trail, and the Underserved Initiative. J. Moffett Walker, president and Joedda Gore, publicity chairman of the Ink-Slingers, invite both emerging and dedicated writers as well as artists of all disciplines to attend this presentation to receive information regarding funding opportunities through the Mississippi Arts Commission’s Minigrants Program. Individual Artist Minigrants provide up to $500 in support for artists to complete one of three eligible projects: attending a professional development workshop/conference, developing both digital and print marketing materials, or to purchase consumable supplies. The applications may be submitted May 1 - June 1. For more information about Individual Artist Minigrants, visit or call MAC at 601-359-6030.  




MAC is currently seeking an Arts-Based Community Development Program Director. This is a full-time, permanent position with the agency based in Jackson, Mississippi. This staff member oversees a number of grant programs and special initiatives related to projects and organizations that utilize the arts in community development. Download the pdf linked below for the full […]

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MAC’s Grant Panels Accessible via Webinar Service

JACKSON, MISS. – April 10, 2019 – In an effort to increase access, Mississippi Arts Commission’s upcoming grant review panels will be remotely available to the public online or by phone. Traditionally, these panel discussions have been held in-person at the MAC office in downtown Jackson. Through the new service, grant applicants and the public […]

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MAC’s Arts Day at the Capitol Celebrates the Arts

JACKSON, MISS. – March 12, 2019 – The Mississippi Arts Commission’s annual Arts Day at the Capitol will take place Thursday, March 14, from 11:30-1:30 at the Mississippi State Capitol Building. Held in the State Capitol rotunda, the event highlights the significant ways in which the arts contribute to a better quality of life for […]

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