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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Nov 22

Mississippi Arts Hour

This Sunday on the Mississippi Arts Hour, Melody speaks with artist, canoe builder, and river guide, John Ruskey. Owner of Quapaw Canoe Company and former curator of the Delta Blues Museum, John is one of the most knowledgable guides on the lower Mississippi River. On the show, Melody and John talk about his passion for nature and passing down traditions including the process for making dug-out canoes and his work with young apprentices. Listen in on MPB Think Radio, Sunday at 5pm. Pictured: Mississippi River Guides John Ruskey (L) and Mark River (R) during a dugout canoe project in Clarksdale, MS. This project was made possible through support from the Mississippi Arts Commission, the Walter Anderson Museum of Art, and the Lower Mississippi River Foundation. 

Nov 15

Mississippi Arts Hour

On this episode of Mississippi Arts Hour, Malcolm talks with singer-songwriter Chelsea Lovitt. A native of Hattiesburg, Lovitt now resides in Nashville, Tenn., where she has recently released her album "You Had Your Cake, So Lie In It." The two talk about country music, garage  rock, MAC grants, and more. Listen to the conversation, plus a few songs off the new album, at 5 p.m. on MPB Think Radio.

Nov 8

Mississippi Arts Hour

This Sunday on the Mississippi Arts Hour, Leslie talks with comedian, musician, and veteran, Rita Brent. Rita talks about life growing up in Jackson, sharing her Mississippi story with audiences all over the country, and how comedy is her superpower for connecting and sparking vital conversations. Listen in on the conversation at 5 p.m. on MPB Think Radio.



Director’s Message: Fall 2020

Greetings Arts Community, I’m thrilled to introduce myself as the new executive director of the Mississippi Arts Commission. Since starting with MAC on Nov. 2, I’ve been learning all about the state’s artists, arts organizations and MAC’s many partner organizations. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed meeting many of you, and I look forward to more introductions and […]

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Open MAC Positions: Fiscal Officer and Systems Manager

As MAC begins a new era under the leadership of Executive Director Sarah Story, the agency is looking for new team members to join the agency’s administrative staff. We are looking for business-minded and arts-inspired individuals to fill the roles of fiscal officer and systems administrator positions. “As we move forward, we need team members […]

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MAC Offers Rapid Response Emergency Grants

State Arts Agency to Host “Ask the MAC” Virtual Sessions to Assist Applicants JACKSON, MISS. – For the second time in 2020, the Mississippi Arts Commission is offering Rapid Response Grants, an expanded version of the agency’s Minigrants to respond to the changing needs of artists and arts organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic. To provide […]

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